Business: Proof That Black Management Talent is Readily Available
Recent Gauteng Business News
“Since the beginning of the year we have recorded and verified 5022 resumes of which 68% (3414) are equity candidates which we at MINDCOR believe shows that the talent is readily available. The equity candidates meet all the skills criteria for senior management and are ready for immediate placement.” According to Sipho Nqhona, a senior consultant with South Africa’s largest executive talent search company MINDCOR,
Gaba Tabane, managing director of the Black Management Forum (BMF) said business was not always being truthful when complaining about the lack of skilled black candidates being available.
“The skills shortage is being used as a smoke screen to undercut black management talent. The BMF is pleased to see that MINDCOR has the numbers to back up our belief (that the talent is readily available). We encourage the company to make these facts known.”
Nqhona said if business was serious about transformation and partnered with companies like MINDCOR which had the talent readily at hand, future numbers could look very different very soon.
He conceded that there were still shortages in some critically needed skills like engineers and chartered accountants among others but even in these technical areas universities were beginning to turn out more black graduates every year to correct the imbalances of the past.
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