‘Hunting for young talent our focus’ – Xanthi CEO


Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Xanthi & Associates Limited, Mrs. Vida Botwe, says the organisation is committed to sustaining its hunt for young talent and “ensuring that young Ghanaians are well placed across the globe and excel in what they do”.

With the slogan ‘Everything Talent’, Xanthi & Associates Limited has over the past six months to one year chalked up huge successes in finding real, great talents for organisations both locally and internationally.

Speaking exclusively to Business Finder at the Ghana Career and Migration Fair, Mrs. Botwe said Xanthi & Associates Limited is poised to support and give young Ghanaians the opportunity to get placed in organisations that will help them grow and achieve their career expectations.

The Fair is under the aegis of Ghanaian-European Centre for Jobs, Migration and Development (GEC) in collaboration with the Labour Department of the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR).

Xanthi & Associates are Human Resource (HR)/Management Consultants specialising in HR Strategy among others, with clients in Africa and Europe

“We believe that for an organisation to make great strides, a lot will depend on the human talent it has. Without quality talent, there is no way an organisation can achieve its mission,” she said.

One of the critical factors considered by the organisation in its recruitment processes is the potential for growth of each talent.

“If the candidate or job seeker shows that trait of wanting to grow and excel in the prospective organisation, we look and go for that; so, beyond the academic qualifications, we look out for their ability to grow and excel,” she added.

According to Madam Botwe, the organisation’s work in the past almost one year revealed Ghana has a rich store of quality talent, and: “People are more than qualified for certain roles, but we see them pushing for those roles because there are no jobs.

“We’ve done some recruitment for a factory in Africa and we have had graduates, Master’s holders, who want just to be factory-hands. And when they are taken on, they really excel because they have the capacity, the interest and passion to grow within those organisations,” she added.

This year’s Ghana Career and Migration Fair pooled Ghanaian, German and European business concerns to afford them opportunities to explore avenues of improving youth employment – through technical and vocational skills training for sustainable job creation, entrepreneurship and skills development.

The event was also aimed at sensitising Ghanaian labour market stakeholders within the skilled labour migration sector on employment opportunities; including skilled employment, education, technical and vocational training opportunities within the West African sub-region and EU job market.

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