You wouldn’t have bet on a travel and tour brand expanding in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, right?
Well Adansi Travels is doing just that. This is the company that has not only refused to kowtow to COVID-19 pandemic but has dared to grow in the face of it.
Adansi Travels has sealed a partnership with SPiiKA where staff are enrolled on SPiiKA’S French for Business programme.
Etornam Fianoo-Vidza the Founder of SPiiKA noted that ‘This partnership is a symbiotic relationship where Adansi contributes to their staff development and prepares their company for becoming a continental force in travel.
We at SPiiKA have hundreds of French learners who take trips to France and other Francophone countries for language immersion, having Adansi Travels as a partner makes them our partner for delivering such experiences to our learners”.
French remains the sole official language in 11 African countries and the second official language in 10 of them. It is also the main or only language of instruction in schools in Benin, Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo; eight of which are member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), to which Ghana also belongs.
“I must say we are very excited and we assure Adansi Travels of providing world class service for their staff. It is an example worth emulating by the rest of corporate Ghana” the Founder said.
According to her, Ghana now has the Headquarters of Africa’s Business Hub the African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA), that gives a unique advantage to Ghanaian businesses looking to break beyond the border.
Studies have shown that the workforce of today doesn’t only value salary, intangibles like their employers commitment to their personal development.
Gallup’s latest report, How Millennials Want to Work and Live, reveals that 59% of millennials say opportunities to learn and grow are extremely important to them when applying for a job.
Comparatively, 44% of Gen Xers and 41% of baby boomers say the same about these types of opportunities.
Millennials assign the most importance to this job attribute, representing the greatest difference between what this generation values in a new job and what other generations value.
Millennials care deeply about their development when looking for jobs and — naturally — in their current roles.
An impressive 87% of millennials rate “professional or career growth and development opportunities” as important to them in a job — far more than the 69% of non-millennials who say the same.
These obviously hold a huge sway in determining which employer they choose and stay loyal to.
In this vein the investment Adansi Travels is making in their staff through this programme is highly valuable and laudable.