Firm partners Lagos to bridge skill gaps
As part of efforts to reduce unemployment among youths in Nigeria, Fuzu Limited has launched an online employment and career development platform to accelerate the required skills for transparent recruitment of job seekers.
Speaking at the launch in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer of Fuzu, Jussi Hinkkanen, said the platform allows job seekers, irrespective of their level of education and seniority, to plan their future, learn new skills and competencies and ultimately find a job that best matches their ambitions and background.
He said the service continuously encourages and guides job seekers in the right direction by providing them with personalised recommendations and guaranteed feedback on every application.
“Our research with career builders and employers showed clearly that existing solutions do not work. They leave both groups disappointed. We need new innovative solutions that focus on the strengths of the individual, who they are, where their potential lies and how we can best match them with the employment opportunities out there,” he explained.
Hinkkanen said for employers, Fuzu provides a set of sophisticated tools for identifying best matching candidates via powerful search and recruitment solutions and automated analysis of curriculum vitae.
He said the platform integrates online psychometric testing and talent profiling of candidates to the application process, thus making it easy to find candidates that best match the requirements.
The Country Director, Patricia Duru said Fuzu is a mobile-friendly service that can be accessed with all devices, from low-end handsets to smartphones, tablets and PC’s and allows users to learn about different career options.
She said the platform has its sights set on completely transforming the face of recruitment and talent development in Nigeria.
Duru, however, called on the private sector and industry leaders to lead the charge in making employment opportunities available to the public.
“We will provide your business with the infrastructure and knowledge support. All you have to do is embrace the working population of Lagos and give them a chance for their potential to shine through,” she added.
In her remark, the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Empowerment Trust Fund (LSETF), Teju Abisoye, said capacity building is key to having a successful business.