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ReThink Energy reinforces its commitment to improve recruitment in Angola

This follows two successful candidate events last year which revealed that there is also an apparent demand for training on the employer side due to a previous lack of development opportunities.

Under decree-law 20/823 and the & lsquo;Angolanisation’ targets, companies engaged in the oil and gas sector are obliged to employ 70% of their staff from the Angolan community to create a more balanced local and expat workforce.  However, these local content targets have proven difficult to achieve due to the tough recruitment market, as Alan Darling, Practice Manager at ReThink Energy – part of the Rethink Group - explains:

“There’s a real disconnect in Angola between the expectations of hiring managers and candidates when it comes to recruitment processes.  There are very qualified and trained job seekers who do not progress because they do not know how to write a proper resume. However, the oil industry in Angola continues to grow at a rapid pace and shows no signs of slowing, so the opportunities are enormous for those willing to work hard, they just need the tools to succeed in the recruitment process. For resourcing teams, many do not have access to the relevant training and development to ensure they are implementing robust screening processes and, indeed, attracting the best talent. However, there’s a real desire from both parties to improve the recruitment process and candidate experience which is reflected in the popularity of these courses.”

In its Recruitment Process Improvement course, ReThink Energy brought together a variety of resourcing administrators and HR management professionals in an interactive workshop designed to address engagement and measurement in resourcing.

The latest Personal Development course, sponsored by Maersk Oil and Transocean, saw over 100 Angolan nationals take part in targeted training on issues such as the preparation of a curriculum vitae and interview techniques.

Rethink Group is also running further courses in Angola on & lsquo;Recruitment Process Improvement on the 9th May, & lsquo;Personal Development’ on May 10th and & lsquo;Candidate Attraction’ on May 12th. Please contact Alan Darling for further information: 


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