Biggest Determining Forces In Talent Recruitment; Lessons From Barcamp Accra

The agenda for discussions at Barcamps across the country in 2017, was based on the  ‘Professionalism, Innovation and Competence’  theme. The vision was to encourage, and train more youth in Ghana, to be professional while exposing them to experience great professional tips, tools and training from Barcamp mentors.


The AirtelTigo Chief Officer for Human Resources, Mr Kwame Annor’s presentation at Barcamp Accra [also known as Barcamp Christmas] 2017 exposed participants to key tools and influences driving the talent acquisition sector of 2017 and beyond. He revealed that Technological advances, Globalization, Customer Needs, Shifts in Labour Demographics and Competition, are the driving force of Talent acquisition across multi-billion dollor organisations across the world.


Mr. Annor challenged Ghanaian youth to look beyond challenges of today to prepare and position themselves as the prefered candidate in the 21st century talent acquisition by investing competency, professionalism and innovation.


Barcamp Accra 2017 happened on December 23, 2017 at the Association of African Universities HQ in Accra on the theme, “Building the Nation Through Competent Professionals”.

This Barcamp gathered changemakers, doers and entrepreneurs in and beyond Accra for a day’s networking and discussion on the theme. Mentors at Barcamp Accra 2017 included: Bernard Avle (Omni Media – Citi FM), Nana Awere Damoah (Writer, Publisher), Michael Sarpong Bruce (Airtel Tigo), Arnold Parker (aFB), Bethel Yeboah (Coca Cola Corp Comms), Miishe Addy (MESTAfrica), Richard Nunekpeku (Anyako Farms), Nehemiah Attigah (Hatua Solutions), Kwame Gyan (NCA), Richard Boateng (Bayport Financial Services), Petra Asamoah (3News, 3FM), Yaw Ampofo Ankrah (Sports Journalist), Melissa Nsiah (Stanford SEED), Kwaku David (KD Photography), Tsonam Akpeloo (Techcom Visions), Barbara Mantey (KitchenHut Foods) and Nana Asaase (Spoken Word Artisie).


AirtelTigo Chief Officer for Human Resources Mr Kwame Annor, the keynote speaker at Barcamp Accra 2017 shared deep industry secrets on talent acquisition across successful organisations in the world.


Read Mr. Annor’s complete presentation below:



Barcamp is a free networking forum bringing people together for learning, sharing, networking and mentoring. It takes place across the country throughout the year on specified dates for specific cities. Barcamps assemble stakeholders to network, build a supportive enterprising community and partner to build together.


The GhanaThink Foundation has successfully organized 80 BarCamps in Ghana as part of its Barcamp Ghana program since 2008. Barcamp Ghana is building a network of changemakers, doers and entrepreneurs in Ghana. The Barcamp Ghana program was supported by Tigo Ghana and many other local partners across the country.