2 February 2013

Nigeria: GradExchange Partners NDE, NECA On E-Recruitment

Lagos — Dragnet Solutions, owners of GradExchange, Nigeria's e-based recruitment product, has partnered with the National Directorate of Employment, NDE, and the National Employers' Consultative Association, NECA, towards simplifying job seeking and recruitment in Nigeria.

The trio signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Corporate Headquarters of the NDE in Abuja on Wednesday Managing Director of Dragnet Solutions, Mr. Robert Ikazoboh, explained that the tripartite agreement will see the NDE opening up its vocation and skills acquisition centres located all over the country, to be used as centralized screening and assessment centers for graduates to sit for standardised psychometrically reliable employment aptitude tests administered and supervised by Dragnet Solutions' GradExchange.

According to him, the tests will be administered using Dragnet Solution's computer based testing technology.

The results of the tests and screenings will be collated into a central portal which will be easily accessible by organizations looking for suitable graduates to recruit.

He stated that the system will also deploy Dragnet Solutions' biometrics technology expertise to profile graduates who use the portal. This, he said, would ensure that incidences of mercenaries and 'ghost' candidates are reduced to the barest minimum.

Also, Director General of NDE, Malam Abubakar Mohammed, commended Dragnet Solutions for coming up with the initiative.

Director- General of the Nigerian Employers' Consultative Association, Olusegun Oshinowo, assured that the scheme had the backing of the umbrella body of employers in the country.

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