Digital talent in Africa are in search of new horizons


Digital talent in Africa are exploring new opportunities and destinations. 73 percent will switch roles to advance their careers, compared to 63 percent globally*, putting them at the forefront of the emerging ‘great resignation’ trend.

This result gained from a survey of almost 10,000 employees in digital roles – part of BCG’s Decoding Global Talent series and https://www.the-network.com/


“Workers in digital roles emerged from the COVID-19 crisis relatively unscathed and as companies across all industries digitise, they are more in demand than ever,” says Rudi van Blerk, Principal and Recruiting Director at Boston Consulting Group, Johannesburg.

“This willingness to relocate is in stark contrast with the trend of decreasing mobility both globally with digital talent and with South Africans in a BCG study in March last year,” says van Blerk.

It was found that the most valued aspect of a digital employee’s job in Africa is a good work-life balance.

“Digital talent in Africa have shown that they are very open to working remotely for a foreign employer because it offers opportunities for workers to advance their careers even with international companies without needing to relocate,” says van Blerk.

Business sustainability, inclusion and environmental issues have significantly increased in importance over the last year. 50 percent globally and 46 percent in Africa would not work for companies that do not share their diversity and inclusion beliefs; 48 percent worldwide and 45 percent in Africa take the same stance regarding environmental policies.

An encouraging take on the future leaders in the digital realm.

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*January 2022 – iafrica.com