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Lunch or lifeline

“Niwekee chai na ile ugali ya jana” said Juma as he adjusts his belt ready to seat down and enjoy his breakfast. A meal that has to be so heavy enough to take him through the 8 hours of work, manual work to be precise. This vicious cycle is not a choice for Juma. Any extra coin spent means a major disruption in his monthly budget. Picture this, a household he needs to pay rent for, two kids both in their early schooling years, Utility bills to be sorted, some money to be sent back home for ‘black tax’. ...

3 months ago | | Posted by Admin

Learn the language of your employees

I get a sense of a warm fuzzy feeling when my efforts are appreciated. When my partner, friends, family, colleagues or boss praise my work or my qualities as a person, I’m ecstatic! I feel seen and heard. I feel valued. If I am being completely honest with myself, I constantly seek feedback from my peers. My main reason is that I like to know areas where I can improve however, the bigger chunk of it is that I want to hear things that make me feel good as a person. Words that affirm me. ...

3 months ago | | Posted by Admin

Business is human.

Out of curiosity, I recently did a survey amongst my friends. As the year is coming to an end, a majority of companies are coming together in board rooms or taking retreats to have strategy sessions for 2023. I wanted to find out if employees are in any of these discussions and not just numbers, no. I was curious about the strategy’s companies were putting in place to focus on employee well-being. ...

3 months ago | | Posted by Admin

SMALL THEFTS ADD UP

“I am very honest and dependable employee, integrity is one of my best qualities.” The interviewee says. Let’s call her Mary. You have had a series of interviews and Mary’s resume stood out. You are impressed by how well she articulates herself and her experience is appealing. She is the right fit for your company, you hire her. She is the Head of Business Development and 3 months in, she is doing amazing work. Confident in her abilities, you decide to expand her responsibilities and send her to meet clients out of town. To make sure she has all the support she needs, you ensure that her daily per diem is sufficient. You want her to stay in the most comfortable hotels and have some stipend to entertain the clients bringing in the big bucks. ...

3 months ago | | Posted by Admin

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