How We Changed The Face of Staff Onboarding at Hotels.ng

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by Bunmi Adeponle

Oct 24, 2017

Any HR person worth their salt knows that recruiting although interesting is hard work. You spend hours bent over online assessment or CVs depending on your company’s policy. Next, you do the physical interviews. If you recruit for Customer Support agents like yours truly, you’ll have to do telephone interviews too. After all these processes... Read More

Hotels.ng partners Akwa Ibom state gov’t on a special internship program

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by Abdulrahman Jogbojogbo

Aug 25, 2017

At a TedX Yaba, Mark Essien, CEO of Hotels.ng talked about the opportunities that Africa has to leap-frog into the future. According to him, we shouldn’t look to catch up with the best, but to beat the best to the future. He argued that this would be relatively easier for Africa as Africa does not... Read More

Hotels.ng’s Remote Internship Programme 2.0

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by Abdulrahman Jogbojogbo

Jan 4, 2017

On the 3rd of January, 2017, Mark Essien, Hotels.ng’s CEO hinted at the commencement of Hotels.ng’s Remote Internship Program in a tweet. Hotels.ng Remote Internship program pre-registration – https://t.co/73VZBqUAhX — Mark Essien (@markessien) January 3, 2017 That tweet fulfilled the promise of continuity and growth, and the pledge to help develop the Nigerian tech community,... Read More

TRENDS TO EXPECT IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY IN 2017

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by Abdulrahman Jogbojogbo

Jan 3, 2017

2016 was chaotic, adventurous, disruptive or productive – it depends on who you ask. If you ask the players in the travel industry however, you’re likely to get an “Oh! It was great” response laden with a smile or two. Why? Because the travel industry despite its challenges really did grow. The growth experienced is... Read More

How hotels.ng uses Slack

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by Abdulrahman Jogbojogbo

Dec 14, 2016

Slack is a popular communication tool that companies and teams worldwide use. At hotels.ng, we use Slack too, but in ways that best suit our company culture and that bring out the best in us. Slack was originally designed to enable communication in a team that was put together to design an online game. The... Read More

SPOTS.NG – OPENING NIGERIA AND AFRICA TO THE WORLD

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by Abdulrahman Jogbojogbo

Nov 22, 2016

Spots.ng – come on, say it with us slowly: S-P-O-T-S.N-G There, a name that will shake up tourism in Nigeria, and redefine travel, discovery and fun. What is it? In a short time, at hotels.ng, we have overhauled the entire hotel booking and travel system in Nigeria, swapping cumbersomeness for ease, reliability and efficiency. In a move... Read More

Building the next generation of developers

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by Yemi Johnson

Nov 17, 2016

Close your eyes for a minute and picture this: A few years from now, you take a stroll in Yaba, the beating heart of the Nigerian tech space, and the characteristic colour and vibe is drained out –a depressing and gloomy array of grey tech firms in its place, name placards are dropping off, and... Read More

First product out of Hotels.ng internship program: A universal locations API for e-commerce companies

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by Abdulrahman Jogbojogbo

Nov 8, 2016

Hotels.ng recently embarked on an ambitious program: to start a fully paid and fully remote software development internship in Nigeria. 170 interns registered for the program which was targeted at building aspiring developers for the real world and from the first day they faced intense training, both theoretical and practical. The first product to come... Read More

The Quest to Boost The Local Supply of Software Developers in Nigeria

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by Solomon

Sep 21, 2016

In the middle of August, Mark sent out a tweet, calling for anyone interested to sign up for the Hotels.ng remote internship program for software developers. The invite was open to literally anyone, whether they had a tech background or not. Only requirement: you know the drill by now. Soon afterwards, a number of persons... Read More

INTERVIEW: African Founders Need to Bootstrap Before Seeking VC Funding – Milly Dubouchet

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by Solomon

Sep 14, 2016

Over the last three months, we had Milly Dubouchet here at Hotels.ng as part of her Africa Business Fellowship program. I had a sit down with her on her last day at the office two weeks ago and she spoke about her time here in Lagos, the African start up culture and her projections for... Read More