Thursday, 23rd February, JobPalava was released to the public, says post by Taiwo Ayanleye, Co-founder of Stutern, the makers of JobPalava. They launched JobPalava as a response to a long-standing issue of company reviews, one for which Glassdoor has been tackling since 2007. However, this discourse resurfaced in Lagos, Nigeria via a tweet from Lade (one-time Author at Stutern Blog).
More about JobPalava
Jobpalava is an online community where anonymous users can review their employers, according to what is stated on their site.
Speaking further on the aim of JobPalava, he writes
We hope the feedback we collate on Jobpalava can help companies improve the way they treat all their staff so they can attract the best candidates, regardless of their rank. We also hope that people looking for jobs get some insight on what these companies are really like.
Read more about the meaning of JobPalava from this post by Taiwo Ayanleye.
Already, issues have being raised about how anonymous reviews promote abuse.
@unicodeveloper anonymous reviews promote abuse. I see they've already started slandering hotelsng
— Nifemi (@nifeoluyemi) February 23, 2017
Other employers and tech heads in Nigeria have raised their voices as to the “maturity of players”…
— Victor Asemota (@asemota) February 23, 2017
But there is already a Glassdoor operating in Nigeria…
@TechCabal Employees in Nigeria can and do already use Glassdoor
— GlassdoorUK (@GlassdoorUK) February 23, 2017
But the team at JobPalava reinforces that this is a local problem and till date, no one can be said to be getting it right…
— Jobpalava by Stutern (@Jobpalava) February 23, 2017
So, how does the team at Job Palava hope to mitigate such risks? Perhaps, Monale’s suggestion might be useful here:
— Monale A. (@monale_al) February 23, 2017
In the grand scheme of things, would this actually work?
Only time would tell. We will keep you posted on recent developments.
PRO-TIP: Before you go about “reviewing” (bad-mouthing/praising) a start-up; consider the staff-strength and whether you are the only one that might have left the company. Else, it can be easily traced back to you. Be wise.