A few office chairs have moved about at BrighterMonday, Kenya’s leading job listing website. It is reported that there has been a bit of a reshuffle of the firm’s top management.
TechCabal reports that One Africa Media, BrighterMonday’s parent company is doing a major management reshuffle to increase capacity for major operations. Emmanuel Mutuma has taken over as the new CEO starting earlier this month, taking the place of Eva Slootweg. Eva has served for exactly one year at BrighterMonday. She has been moved to the position of Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) at BrighterMonday. Last week, BrighterMonday launched a Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp chat-bots to stay ahead of the curve and help make searching for jobs easier for its users.
TechCabal speculates that this move is a sign of a major strategy by and of One Africa Media and BrighterMonday. BrighterMonday, it would seem, is one of the few actually well-doing businesses under One Africa Media’s wing. Things are not so rosy for OAM as a whole. Reports show that it has been operating at a loss for a year and counting. Also notable is the fact that the jobs classifieds playing-field is getting a bit crowded, with Jumia said to be preparing to roll its own offering of the same service soon.
One Africa Media, however, is planning a partnership with Ringier Africa, a media giant in Nigeria and West Africa for a boost through these tough times it is facing. This partnership (Ringier One Africa Media, or ROAM) is hailed to be ‘Africa’s Largest Classifieds Group’ SEEK Limited, one of the investors behind One Africa Media’s has reported a loss in its valuation but ‘an increase in goodwill’ with a $2 million investment in 2016.
Jobberman, One Africa Media’s West African equivalent to the successful BrighterMonday isn’t doing so well in its turf but this is mostly because of the Naira that isn’t doing so well against the dollar.