The dangers of nepotism
Nepotism refers to a form of unfair workplace procedure when family members or friends of the boss or manager are hired not purely for their skills, experience or knowledge.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
The dangers of nepotism
How to go about succession planning
Succession planning is the process of identifying the critical positions within your organization and developing action plans for individuals to assume those positions.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
How to go about succession planning
Hawthorne Effect and its impact in the workplace
When employees are being observed they usually tend to work better and harder. This leads to an increase in productivity in most cases.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
Hawthorne Effect and its impact in the workplace
How to identify and resolve work grievances
A work grievance is a concern or complaint an employee has about their workplace or a colleague.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
How to identify and resolve work grievances
How to do due diligence
Ignorance is no defence, so know your legal obligations under the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, your health and safety responsibilities.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
How to do due diligence
Salaries: How broadbanding works
Broadbanding is a method for evaluation and construction of a job grading structure that exchanges a large number of narrow salary ranges for a smaller number of broader salary ranges.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
Salaries: How broadbanding works
The importance of bechmarking for HR
Benchmarking is comparing qualities between companies, identifying the most successful and integrating them into the company's procedure.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
The importance of bechmarking for HR
What you need to know about the balanced scorecard
The balanced scorecard is a management system that focuses on converting an organization's strategic goals into organizational performances which are measured, monitored and changed.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
What you need to know about the balanced scorecard
How to find the job that fits your qualifications
Joblessness is a stage in the employment process which is sometimes lonely and depressing.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
How to find the job that fits your qualifications
9 reasons why you should do exit interviews
The purpose of an exit interview is to assess the overall employee experience within your organisation and identify opportunities to improve retention and engagement.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
9 reasons why you should do exit interviews
How to address workplace incivility
Managers must make it known that the team will not accept uncivil conduct and then be prepared to take action.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
How to address workplace incivility
Dos and don'ts of pre-employment personality tests
It helps in assessing behavioural traits, determining interests and assists recruiters in filtering candidates whose personalities and attitudes do not meet requirements.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
Dos and don'ts of pre-employment personality tests
How to properly terminate an employee
Even though you're letting go of an employee, it's important to thank them for the valuable contributions they made during their employment.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
How to properly terminate an employee
How to execute a successful change management plan
A change management plan needs to clearly articulate the areas of the business that are to be affected and the impact on customers, suppliers, stakeholders, and employees.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
How to execute a successful change management plan
How to conduct an effective HR audit
The purpose of an HR audit is to determine if your organization's policies are current and if they comply with federal and state laws governing the workplace.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
How to conduct an effective HR audit
How to make decisions in your organisation
It is important to have a conversation about who will make the decisions, and how.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
How to make decisions in your organisation
Managing Gen Z at the workplace
Team environments are not a problem for Gen Z, but many young employees prefer to work on individual projects as much as possible.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
Managing Gen Z at the workplace
Understanding the 9-box grid assessment
The 9-box grid is most commonly used in succession planning as a method of evaluating an organisation's current talent and identifying potential leaders.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
Understanding the 9-box grid assessment
Why should get professional certificates
Professional certificates help provide recognition for your specialised knowledge or skill set, which can be a significant benefit when it comes to landing certain clients or projects.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
Why should get professional certificates
6 skills every employee should learn
Whether your business setting is high risk, located in an office space or your employees work remotely training is a crucial investment.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
6 skills every employee should learn
Why job redesigning is important
Job redesign is the process of revisiting and restructuring jobs to meet the specific needs of a particular segment of the workforce.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
Why job redesigning is important
Why you should do background screening when hiring
Screening new employees allows you to make an evidence-based selection to ensure you hire the right person.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
Why you should do background screening when hiring
How to build effective teamwork at the workplace
The most effective team leaders build their relationships on trust and loyalty, rather than fear or the power of their positions.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
How to build effective teamwork at the workplace
How to create a safe workplace
Eliminating workplace hazards enables employees to stay invested in their work and do their best.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
How to create a safe workplace
Taking too long to get hired? How to handle the delay
If an employer asks you to take some more steps in the hiring process i.e. put in more work or do more interviews; consider it as a red flag.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
Taking too long to get hired? How to handle the delay
How to manage millennials
Innovative, millennials are the driving force behind some of the world’s tech giants.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
How to manage millennials
Breakdown: Job groups, salaries and allowances in Kenya
For public servants, job groups and salaries are set and reviewed by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
Breakdown: Job groups, salaries and allowances in Kenya
Learning and development in the workplace
The two terms are often used interchangeably, however, there are subtle differences between these concepts.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
Learning and development in the workplace
Understanding the hybrid work model
A hybrid work model is a flexible working arrangement where employees split their time between remote and in-office working.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
Understanding the hybrid work model
The importance of data-driven Human Resource
Data points like the length of service and reported reasons for leaving can help you identify and address emerging issues.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
The importance of data-driven Human Resource
10 tips to use when negotiating for a job offer
Practice asking for the salary you’d like to receive so that your delivery comes across as confident and in control.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
10 tips to use when negotiating for a job offer
Why diversity and inclusion is crucial in the workplace
A diverse and inclusive workplace is one that makes everyone regardless of who they are or whatever they do for the business involved and supported.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
Why diversity and inclusion is crucial in the workplace
Mistakes employers do when hiring
Employers frequently judge candidates on the basis of whether they like them rather than matching their strengths to the responsibilities of the post.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
Mistakes employers do when hiring
Biggest myths about modern job interviews
Proper preparation can give you a significant advantage in your job search.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
Biggest myths about modern job interviews
Maintaining good mental health at the workplace
Only 57 per cent of employees who report moderate depression and 40 per cent of those who report severe depression receive treatment.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
Maintaining good mental health at the workplace
Understanding competency-based job descriptions
Competency-based job description focuses more on the workers’ skills than the job requirement.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
Understanding competency-based job descriptions
Why employee motivation is critical at the workplace
An employee strives for recognition and rewards such as bonuses, and awards which increase willingness to learn a skillset.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
Why employee motivation is critical at the workplace
What it takes to hire that right candidate for a job vacancy
Many are times jobs adverts are withdrawn due to lack of the ideal candidates in the recruitment process.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
What it takes to hire that right candidate for a job vacancy
When transfer at the workplace becomes inevitable
It’s an unsettling feeling even though it’s not as bad as a retrenchment or firing.
By Tony Mbaya 1 year ago
When transfer at the workplace becomes inevitable
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