OP-ED: How tech companies can help reverse talent erosion in rural communities

How tech companies can help reverse talent erosion in rural communities

By Andrew Bourne, Regional Manager, Africa, Zoho Corporation   For decades, companies, especially tech providers, have followed a certain operational pattern. They start out in a major city, raise funding from investors, attract talent from nearby towns and villages, and then repeat the model in another major city as they expand. However, the events of the last 12 months have shown us that this workforce model may actually be inefficient and detrimental to the world at large, in that it’s causing talent erosion in rural communities. Youth emigration, encouraged by…

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