In brief: Inside 6 months of Fuzu in Uganda
Fuzu, an online career development, and talent management platform has been in the Ugandan market for 6 months, since launching in May 2018.
At the launch of the platform in May, the founders said they were aiming at streamlining the job recruitment process by bridging the gap between job seekers and employers.
Fuzu couldn’t have chosen a better location, considering Uganda is one of the countries grappling with high unemployment figures and the vast majority of graduates remain unemployed.
However, some of these unemployed Ugandans are still jobless because of easily addressable issues like failing to track available job opportunities, and lack of soft skills and media to communicate with employers.
On the employers’ side, there are challenges of failing to get the best guy because of submitting poorly written CVs, numerous applicants who become a challenge to sort and communicate with thus increasing resources spent on the recruitment process.
Fuzu was rolled out to solve most of these challenges. With Fuzu, job seekers are given career tips, connected to recruitment firms and companies and employers also have most of the process they would put into getting an employee made a bit easier.
Fuzu in Uganda
Now, Alvin Katto, the Fuzu Country Manager for Uganda who joined the company in August of this year from Jumia says “over the past 6 months we have grown tremendously both in our user numbers and in the number of jobs posted on the platform.”
Earlier on this year, Fuzu celebrated reaching 500,000 active users across Uganda and Kenya with a campaign dubbed the Fuzu Party Week where all Fuzu registered users were given prizes for being a part of the Fuzu community.
“Our main goal and our mission are to unlock people’s raw potential in Uganda by being a personal career companion and it’s amazing to see how proactive people are in engaging with the Fuzu platform to improve their prospects,” says Katto.
“We have had 10,000 people take personality tests to understand which career best suits their personality, 3000 online courses have been taken and 2500 people have set career goals thus far. All these stats are the result of personalized recommendations that the Fuzu platform provides on a daily basis and we want to continue supporting more and more people like this in Uganda.”
Fuzu has already worked with top brands across different industries such as Microsoft, New Vision, SafeBoda, Jumia, Sanlam, Mondo Ride, and Mercy Corps just to name a few and has many more coming in over the next few months.
Fuzu has also partnered with the ICTAU and Federation of Uganda Employers to offer free trials to all their members to make use of the platform.
Katto has rallied people to check the Fuzu platform regularly during this Festive period: “We shall be offering discounts to all companies looking to advertise their roles over the festive season so we advise everyone using Fuzu to make sure their profiles are completed up to 70% so that you don’t miss out on these new roles! For those that have not joined click HERE to join now.”