Can you provide an overview of Workforce Group and the range of services it offers?

Workforce Group is a dynamic family of companies that specializes in strategy, staffing, training, and technology solutions. Since our establishment in 2004, we have been instrumental in assisting prominent organizations across Africa in finding critical talent and providing valuable advice to navigate challenging markets. Our expertise extends to supporting multinational companies entering and excelling in Africa’s largest markets.

We cater to organizations of all sizes and industries, including technology, telecoms, oil and gas, financial services, public sector, FMCG, and more. Our goal is to enhance business performance, foster growth, and achieve exceptional results for our clients. With a team of over 125 highly-experienced consultants, strategic/technical partners, and a vast network of over 8,000 associate staff throughout the continent, we possess deep capabilities and a proven track record in our practice areas.

Additionally, our innovative Zone Tech Park offers state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technology, and business expertise to both start-ups and established companies, enabling them to thrive and succeed.

What role does Workforce Group play in the oil and gas sector?

In Nigeria’s uncertain political and economic landscape, talent acquisition and management remain crucial for organizations in the oil and gas sector, as well as the nation as a whole. Workforce Group recognizes the numerous human capital challenges within the industry, including talent shortages, widening skill gaps, and difficulties in hiring or reskilling to address these gaps. We provide the expertise and industry knowledge needed to empower our clients, enabling them to attract the right talent and develop the necessary skills to achieve their goals.

We understand that having the right people in the right positions is a critical differentiator for firms in the oil and gas sector. Our primary focus is on delivering customized manpower solutions that guarantee results for our clients.

What aspects of your services do clients appreciate the most?

Our clients highly value our strategy-first approach in all engagements. We invest significant effort in understanding their businesses, aspirations, challenges, and strategies before developing creative, context-relevant, and sustainable solutions to help them achieve their objectives.

Furthermore, our clients appreciate the fact that we are not merely order-takers, but seasoned business professionals who can empathize with their most pressing pain points. This understanding enables us to provide pragmatic solutions that deliver tangible results. They trust the insights we offer and value our track record, partnership mindset, and ability to integrate technology into our solutions.

Can you provide more information about the e-learning platform offered by Workforce Group to the oil and gas industry?

Workforce Group’s e-learning platform,, offers companies the opportunity to enhance their talent development initiatives in a cost-effective manner. The platform enables users to extend learning beyond the traditional classroom setting, making it an efficient method for delivering regulatory, compliance, safety, and process knowledge throughout their organizations.

PeerlessLMS facilitates learner engagement, transparency in assessments, and effective management and protection of corporate intellectual collateral. It serves as a valuable tool for upskilling employees and ensuring continuous learning and development in the oil and gas industry.

As an indigenous company, how has Workforce Group tackled the challenges of accessing capital and ensuring liquidity?

While accessing affordable capital in Nigeria can still be challenging, efforts have been made in recent years to make it more accessible to local entrepreneurs. Various initiatives have been implemented to provide affordable capital; however, there is still room for improvement in terms of loan tenure and conditions.

Internally, Workforce Group has embraced technology-enabled solutions to enhance operational efficiency and prioritize sustainability over short-term performance. We have focused on optimizing our financial resources while leveraging our market access and talented workforce.

However, despite the difficulties associated with accessing affordable capital, we believe that access to markets and capable talent are even more significant challenges for indigenous companies.

What are Workforce Group’s objectives for the future?

Workforce Group has experienced significant growth over the years, evolving from a single line of business to operating five semi-autonomous subsidiaries. This diversification allows us to offer our clients a more comprehensive portfolio of solutions.

Looking ahead, our objective is to expand our operations into more African countries over the next two years. Currently, we have a presence in six countries beyond Nigeria. Our aim is to establish Workforce Group as a highly visible brand across Africa, positioning ourselves as a reliable business partner dedicated to helping both national and international companies succeed in their ventures on the continent.

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