Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa by some margin. It enjoys a diverse mix of strong industries, significant natural resource and excellent trade links. The exports are primarily Oil & Gas, Agriculture products and mechanical parts. The country's large population, connections to other West African countries and international position mean it continues to grow significantly. As the continent's leading human capital consultancy, Global Career Company has been working in Nigeria with multinational and regional brands to complete succession planning, EVP promotion, staffing and job posting, as well as offering invaluable advice services including employee engagement surveys, leadership development and capacity building support through our GCC Advisory initiative.

The Talent Network

The Global Career Company Talent Network offers access to the largest collection of human capital insight to drive your recruitment and growth strategies. As the leading international recruitment agency for Africa, we are proud to support the largest Diaspora talent network for African professionals and graduates.

Here is a snapshot of our insight into the market, and the information which will increase your talent insight.

The Top Attraction Drivers for Nigerian Talent

Understanding the top attraction drivers for recruiting talent is key to getting the best to join your brand. Do you think the most talented people are only moving for pay? The real drivers for recruitment are:

Opportunity to develop your skills

Reputation of organisation to help advance your future career

Health care and wellness benefits

Data sourced from the Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Survey

Engagement Metric Insights in Nigeria

Retaining your talent is essential for development and consistent excellence. Engagement metrics explore what the talent pool thinks about their employers, what keeps them in your team, and what drives them away. Understanding them can help you celebrate what makes your organisation a great place to work, and challenge the reasons your people leave.


Of Nigerians believe their performance reviews have helped them improve their performance

Of Nigerians believe their immediate manager does not assign tasks suited to their skills and abilities

Of Nigerians believe people in roles are held accountable for performance

Of Nigerians believe there are substantial obstacles to them doing their job well

Data sourced from the Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Survey

Our Talent Network In Nigeria

Global Distribution

The Global Career Company Talent Network for Nigeria is the best source of diaspora and local talent for graduate and professional sourcing. Nigerian talent thrives on the country's strong economy, and so 45% of talent is in country. The remainder are based in the UK, with smaller diaspora networks in the USA and other African nations. Nigeria's Talent Network is driven by oil and gas. 38% of the talent is working in the industry, with the other industries more closely matched. Almost half of the Nigerian talent is working in telecommunications, science and sales, and one in 6 Nigerians are in management.

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Alex Mugan

Managing Director

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