Brian Ntambirweki, the Chief Executive Officer of BrighterMonday Uganda has advised employers especially the Human Resource Departments to embrace and adopt the digital era to increase productivity of their workforce.
“We need to bring technology on a fore front and stop complicating things. For example, during recruitment, you no longer need to have people crowded on the work station for interviews when there are several platforms where interviews can be conducted,” he said.
Adding: “It is good to see that more companies are adopting the use of technology because it gives the opportunity to develop at a much faster rate and here we are able to use data to make the right decisions compared to before,” he added.
He made these remarks while speaking at the stakeholder engagement organized by BrighterMonday Uganda themed ‘Leveraging Digital Solutions to Transform HR Productivity in Uganda’ held at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala on Wednesday.
“We are aiming to digitize and transform HR productivity in Uganda, because our research shows that companies face a lot of challenges while recruiting, including; low quality pool of applicants, high cost of recruitment, limited time to go through recruitment process and high volume of applicants for the available positions,” he said.
“We have developed a suite of products that enable employers to leverage our technology and expertise to hire the right way using our platform. We provide access to a good volume of quality candidates, and our intuitive platform allows employers to easily sort and short list qualified candidates. BrighterMonday has a variety of well-priced solutions for every business, and our platform is convenient and easy to use,” he added.
Speaking at the event, Tony Otoa, Chief Executive Stanbic Business Incubator, said businesses that have not digitized especially their HR processes will find it hard to survive the shock and disruption of the pandemic and other unprecedented events.
“BrighterMonday Uganda’s digitized solutions and verification process is transformational in a way of building trust with users, both companies and jobseekers and this is a timely event to establish itself as a trusted source in the job market,” Otoa said.
The function was graced by dignitaries including; John Walugembe, the ED of Federation of Small and Medium- Sized Enterprises in Uganda, Douglas Opio, Director of Federation of Uganda Employers, Doreen Muhanguzi, General Secretary of Human Resource Managers Association of Uganda among others.