Staff, 2022-10-16 16:44:28,
The question ruminating the minds of technical recruiters or founders in Nigeria and other African countries is how can I solve this problem of highly skilled tech talents relocating to other countries? How can I ensure that my most experienced talents are not willing to relocate?
Research carried out by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in March 2022 revealed that digital employees in Africa are willing to relocate to other countries for work, with 76% saying they would move compared to 55% globally.
This issue of African tech companies losing their talents to foreign companies has now become the order of the day in the African tech ecosystem.
A deep dive: Why are these tech talent relocating?
In a typical average Nigerian Family, many have come to ascribe success to having a member of your family based abroad. A lot of parents tend to compare their children to others who have had the opportunity to school abroad or even work and reside there. This impression from our parents has come to pollute the minds of so many youths that they are not successful until they travel abroad and are based there. With a lot of tech jobs coming with relocation offers, and with the youths bearing this in mind as an opportunity for them to be termed successful, they often do not think twice before accepting these offers.
It is also known that a lot of local offers do not come with juicy compensation. Nigerian tech employees value the opportunity for learning, skills training, and…
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