To learn more about how companies in East Africa are approaching recruitment, we surveyed our LinkedIn page. We asked employers about their staffing plans for 2024 because your way of hiring people is crucial for your company’s success. The survey results provide interesting insights into the choices companies are making to deal with the challenges of today’s workforce.

Results from the poll

A significant 56% of respondents indicated a preference for full-time employees, underscoring the enduring value of stability and long-term engagement in building a strong organizational culture. On the other end of the spectrum, 8% of employers opt for the flexibility of on-call staff, highlighting the need for agility in certain sectors and situations. Interestingly, a substantial 33% employ a hybrid strategy, leveraging the benefits of both full-time and on-call staff to foster both stability and adaptability within their workforce.



These results prove that employers are carefully combining the traditional idea of full-time jobs with the modern need for flexibility or “hybrid work” as the popular phrase is used lately.

What does this mean for your business?

As a business owner or hiring manager, you need to recognize the unique benefits and challenges of each approach to recruitment. Full-time employees provide a stable foundation, but on-call staff can offer critical flexibility in response to fluctuating demand or specialized project needs. A hybrid approach to recruitment will allow your company to navigate these dynamics strategically, ensuring that you are well-positioned to respond to market changes and opportunities. As we look to the future of work, the key for employers will be in crafting staffing strategies that align with their organizational goals, culture, and the demands of their industry.

NOTE: Our experience in recruitment, manpower management and human resource support has taught us that there is no one-size-fits-all answer, but rather a spectrum of options tailored to meet diverse needs and objectives.

Do not get stuck! Q-Sourcing Servtec Group is equipped to provide personalized guidance to help you to navigate recruitment decisions and optimize your workforce strategy for success we are present in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and South Sudan and we would be delighted to learn more about how we can support your staffing needs and help you achieve your business goals.

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