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"The Future of Work is Remote Work"

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Jan 27th, 2022

The secret to being happy at work

The pandemic has interfered with our day-to-day life as well as the outlook for people and businesses. It's not just our physical health that's at risk. Our mental health has also taken a toll, with the economic uncertainty, sporadic lockdowns and shift to remote working. As a result, employees the... Read More

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Jan 25th, 2022

Team building strategies to create strong employee relationships

Team building is a very important aspect of employee management. Teams comprising of people who are free and know each other well are more likely to deliver better results. A successful team building event is one that seeks to achieve particular set out goals while breaking the monotony of work.

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Jan 21st, 2022

What is Talent Management?

Talent management refers to the anticipation of required human capital for an organization and the planning to meet those needs. It involves attracting and retaining high-quality employees, developing their skills, and continuously motivating them to improve their performance.

Talent management consists of... Read More

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Jan 20th, 2022

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS CHECKLIST FOR EVERY HR

It’s way past mid-January. You probably already set out your new year’s resolutions. I’m sure your list, just like many of ours, didn’t miss the ‘Save more money’ line. Don’t we all desperately wish the spirit of saving could find and attack us?

Today however I want to police your... Read More

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Dec 8th, 2021

How to hire a good employee for your small business

Hiring is a very important aspect for any business whether big or small. Small businesses however need to be extremely cautious when hiring. This is because employees can either break or build the company. For small businesses which operate with a total of 5-20 employees, one employee’s failure can derail... Read More

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Dec 8th, 2021

How to hire a good employee for your small business

Hiring is a very important aspect for any business whether big or small. Small businesses however need to be extremely cautious when hiring. This is because employees can either break or build the company. For small businesses which operate with a total of 5-20 employees, one employee’s failure can derail... Read More

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Dec 3rd, 2021

Rethinking Reputation: How Your Employees’ personal Brands Affect Your Employer Brand

We’ve all heard the saying that there is no such thing as bad publicity. But is it so really? The presumption that bad publicity cannot cause damage is debatable. In today’s world, you need to be politically correct on so many levels. Gen Z and millennials on the internet don’t... Read More

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Dec 1st, 2021

How to Incorporate a Flexible Work Week without Losing Productivity

There exists a thin line between keeping your employees happy and keeping them productive. One might even refer to it as a dicey balance. The pandemic brought with it several disruptions; most of which were negative. But we have to agree that it pushed us out of normalcy at the... Read More

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Nov 29th, 2021

5 Tips for managing diversity at the workplace

What is diversity at the work place?

Diversity within a workplace refers to significant differences such as race, gender, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, citizenship status and military service, mental and physical conditions between people. A diverse workplace will encourage employees to be comfortable being their truest selves. This will... Read More

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Nov 25th, 2021

Tips for minimizing Workplace Negativity

It’s not all roses at the workplace. Negativity can result in a toxic work environment for all employees leading to reduced productivity.

What is workplace negativity?

Negativity refers to an expression of criticism or pessimism about a situation or something. Workplace negativity can be a big hindrance to the... Read More

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Nov 23rd, 2021

Perks you can offer your employees without breaking the bank

Let us debunk the myth that employee benefits will cost you, the employer, an arm and a leg. You don’t have to match up to the benefits well established companies, with greater financial muscle are offering their employees. It’s not just about money when it comes to offering great employee... Read More

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Nov 17th, 2021

Reprieve for job seekers as mandatory requirements for clearance certificates is lifted

Ever stumbled across a job title, got really excited, and then felt the enthusiasm and energy drain out as you read through the requirements?  Well, not anymore!

Good news for job applicants after the National Assembly unanimously passed a bill against conditions that all job seekers must provide clearance certificates... Read More

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Nov 15th, 2021

Tips for Effective Team Meetings

Team meetings are crucial for every business. Through these meetings, employees understand what’s going on with the company and what goals they need to attain, for the company to achieve its mission. It is also a time where team members can share their concerns, ideas, ask questions, get important information,... Read More

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Nov 10th, 2021

How to retain your best employees

More often than not, we always think that the talent acquisition process is one hard task. Flipping through several CVs, interviewing a number of people for the role, shortlisting and then finally deciding who to hire; it all sounds like too much work. One vital thing organizations forget is that... Read More

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Nov 5th, 2021

Should your company take a stand on political issues?

The political noise is far too loud to be ignored at such a time. It is officially that season when the air is pregnant with political heat in Kenya. Political rivals are dragging each other in murky waters to see who will win the masses. Our seasoned politicians are promising... Read More

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Oct 26th, 2021

How do you get your team out of a creative rut?

What is a creative rut?

A creative rut is a state of feeling bored, frustrated and lacking new stellar ideas. It is when your creativity takes a nose dive. This is often the result of not being stretched or challenged. Frankly speaking, all of us have been there.

Creativity goes... Read More

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Oct 14th, 2021

Should Interns Be Paid?

To pay or not to pay interns? This has been a bone of contention; a debate that has been going on for ages. Both parties in this debate usually present very strong defending points; perhaps this is why the debate has never been settled. The referee keeps waving play on.

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Oct 8th, 2021

Key Human Resource Tips for your Organisation

Human resources (HR) departments are the fabric that hold any business together; it is its lifeline. A company is only as strong as its HR department. Their prosperity will trickle down to create a streamlined and organized process, helping the business long-term. The HR department can either build or break... Read More

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Oct 5th, 2021

Kenya NHIF Amendment Bill 2021; what you need to know

Every Kenyan above the age of 18 will now be required to make an annual compulsory contribution of Sh6,000 to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) following a bill passed by parliament last week. The recent bill that was passed came as part of the government’s plan to reposition the... Read More

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Sep 28th, 2021

Why You Need a Payroll Management Software To Run Your Business

Payroll is the list of employees entitled to a certain pay from a business or company.  It is a company’s employee’s financial records; the distribution of their paychecks. Managing payroll involves factoring out state payroll taxes and calculating employee earnings among other functions.

Manually generating payroll can be an uphill... Read More

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May 4th, 2021

CHEAT SHEET TO GET INVITED FOR JOB INTERVIEWS EVERY TIME

Before Covid rocked our world, the unemployment rate in Kenya stood at 2.64% and this became worse after covid to 2.65% in 2020.

Higher unemployment rate means for every job vacancy announced by a company the number of applications expected are way higher than normal to the tune of thousands.... Read More

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Apr 24th, 2021

Hybrid Office: The future of work Post-Covid

When I resigned from my day job as a software engineer back in the year 2018 and founded Megashift Technologies, working from home was a thing only associated with freelance developers and the so called online writers. In fact, I remember one time having a hard time explaining to one... Read More

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Apr 20th, 2021

HOW TO GENERATE P94 PAYROLL REPORT IN 3 EASY STEPS

Filing of returns is not a new concept. Since 1992, every individual with a PIN has been required to file their income tax returns for every year of income by 30th June of the following year. This is a statutory requirement that if not met will attract penalties. Filing of... Read More

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Apr 8th, 2021

Employees are now entitled by law to 30 Paid Leave Days following President Uhuru Kenyatta Signing of Employment (Amendment) Bill

President Uhuru Kenyatta has today signed into law the Employment (Amendment) Bill of 2019 and Business Laws (Amendment) Bill of 2021.

On March 30th President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the Employment (Amendment) Bill of 2019 and Business Laws (Amendment) Bill of 2021.

The new Employment (Amendment) Act, 2019 amends... Read More