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‘HR should redesign recruitment to tackle unemployment’

Practitioners in human resources management have been tasked on the urgent need to redesign the recruitment process in their respective organisations with the aim of reducing youth unemployment.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) CoLAB Project Implementation, South Africa, Mrs. Karabo Moloko, made the call as guest speaker at the 11th Special Human Resources Forum organised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) held in Lagos.

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Moloko who spoke on the theme, ‘Engaging the Workforce of the Future: The Emerging Gen Z’, lamented that the stringent job descriptions and the demand in requirements of certain years of experiences have been contributory to the rise in unemployment rate.

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“We have to go back to our job description and requirements. We need to review our job description to allow less experience and qualification to step in.

“Youths in Nigeria form 62 percent of the population, which means we have 62 percent talents. The way you design your job will make you tap into this pool,” Moloko said.

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