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Sep 29th, 2022

Safaricom has lowered Fuliza interest rates by upto 40%

Commencing 1st of October, all customers will enjoy Fuliza free of the daily maintenance fee for transactions below Ksh 1000 and if repaid within 3 days. Additionally, the daily maintenance fee has been reduced by upto 40%.

In a meeting held at the Norfolk hotel on... Read More

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Sep 22nd, 2022

Uganda has a bigger pension scheme than Kenya, but a smaller economy

Regime change is always inevitable for any democracy. Rarely, do things remain static. The likelihood of policy shifts and new appointments has been looming over the head of Kenyans this month. The new president, in a bid to encourage a saving culture among netizens, had suggested an increase... Read More

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Sep 15th, 2022

FaidiHR to offer Free Payroll Software to Small Businesses In Kenya

The standard package is being rolled out into the market at the time a report by Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) shows 7.4 million SMEs are struggling to manage human resources.

 

This Free offer applies to businesses with 5 employees or less. The package will include features... Read More

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Aug 30th, 2022

Why Kenya is now ranked as Africa’s leading innovation and technological hub

For a long time, Kenya has been East Africa’s Tech Hub. Kenya is referred to as Africa’s ‘Silicon Savannah’. This can be greatly attributed to the rapid development of large-scale telecommunications infrastructure, growth of mobile money, and a thriving economy, about a decade ago. This telecommunication infrastructure, spearheaded by Safaricom,... Read More

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Aug 23rd, 2022

Reprieve for Beneficiaries as High Court declares HELB Penalties Unconstitutional

The High Court has found a petition against HELB to be merited and issued several declarations. Advocate Ben Njeru and other petitioners had moved to court to decry the punitive charges by The Higher Education Loans Board.

Higher Education Loans Board, as enacted under the HELB Act in 1995, was... Read More

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Aug 5th, 2022

FaidiHR bags first round of VC investment

Kenyan startup Crew HR & Payroll has rebranded to FaidiHR after it received an undisclosed amount of funding from SprintX, a US based  Venture Capitalist (VC) for early... Read More

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Jul 6th, 2022

Kenyans will have to pay more for these products from this month

A report released by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics on the 30th of June, revealed that inflation had risen from 7.1% in May to 7.9% in June. This is the highest it has gone in five years. This 2022 1st Quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Balance of... Read More

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Jun 29th, 2022

How automating HR Workflows increases efficiency

Human Resources is the fabric that holds any organization together. It has a great impact on the company’s bottom line because it is responsible for recruiting, managing benefits & payroll, building company culture, and keeping employees engaged among other things. These are intensive processes that shape the overall outlook of... Read More

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Jun 24th, 2022

President Kenyatta has killed the controversial ICT Practitioners Bill of 2020

The Head of State failed to sign the ICT Practitioners Bill into law despite it being passed by the House last week. The president on Tuesday, 21st of June, had been presented with several bills for signing. He sent the ICT Bill back to parliament alongside the Higher Education Loans... Read More

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Jun 20th, 2022

How to file KRA nil tax returns from the iTAX website

What are tax returns?

Tax returns refer to a declaration of income earned by an individual, business or company within a particular financial period. This statement is used by tax authorities to assess liability for tax. 

Who is obligated to file tax returns in Kenya?

Every registered taxpayer in... Read More

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Apr 17th, 2022

Why Uhuru Kenyatta Gave Megashift Technologies Ltd Ksh 1 Million

Starting a business as a youth in Kenya should be included in a thousand ways to die. This i say having had started and operated a tech company in Kenya.

Megashift started with the aim of building custom cloud solutions for small and medium enterprises

in Kenya and have since... Read More

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Apr 10th, 2022

A silver lining for job seekers and employees in Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta signed five parliamentary bills into law on the 4th of April 2022. One of them was The 2019 Employment (Amendment) Bill which was unanimously passed by parliament on November 10th, 2021. Additional bills signed by the President include the 2021 Copyright (Amendment) Bill, the 2020 Deposit... Read More

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Apr 7th, 2022

More than Luck – How to Land Your First Job Interview

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” - Ray Kroc

We all dream of our first job. We hardly think of the challenges that might come in the way of getting that first job though. The news that it is harder than ever... Read More

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Mar 31st, 2022

Importance of setting goals for your employees

Employee goal setting is the process of setting specific, measurable, and role-oriented objectives that employees work towards while at your company. They take into account the employee’s personal growth targets, requirements of their future desired role, and resource availability.

The idea is to use these goals to measure performance throughout... Read More

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Mar 29th, 2022

Strategies for small businesses to hire on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. With limited time and resources, small businesses need to be as efficient as possible during the recruiting process. They are competing for the same top talent with established companies that have larger budgets. Small businesses therefore need to be intentional and tactful... Read More

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Mar 24th, 2022

Reasons People Aren’t Taking You Seriously as a Leader

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way – John C Maxwell. Great leaders don’t tell you what to do. They show you how it’s done.

Being a leader isn't a bed of roses; if it were, everybody would be one. The truth... Read More

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Mar 21st, 2022

Things every CEO should do to support their HR

A recent survey found out that one in five HR professionals do not feel that their job is appreciated in their company.

The main reason is that HR has been relegated as compared to other departments such as sales. The notion is that the HR department is not profit-generating... Read More

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Mar 17th, 2022

How to Share Your Corporate Values With Employees

Company values refer to an organization’s overall appeal, approach, or attitude to its bigger mission and vision.  These values form one of the most vital parts of an organization's culture.

It is good practice to introduce new employees to your company culture. However, word of mouth is hardly impactful, the... Read More

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Mar 14th, 2022

Importance of Human Resource Management

?What is Human Resources?

Human resources simply put is human capital, the expertise, abilities and skills that the individuals command. It refers to the people who make up a company's workforce and help achieve organizational goals. and are hence important assets to a company. Human resources also mean the department... Read More

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Mar 10th, 2022

Reports that you need to generate when you process payroll in Kenya

Running payroll in Kenya means considering employees’ allowances, statutory deductions, and the number of days one has worked.

The Kenyan Employment Act mandates employers to pay statutory fees to the relevant government bodies. Failure to remit these statutory deductions on time warrants a penalty such as a fine.

These are... Read More

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Mar 8th, 2022

Ways to Make Payroll More Efficient for Your Business

Payroll processing is an important aspect of each organization. It can be tiresome, time-consuming and a costly affair. It, therefore, needs to be done correctly. Businesses need to adopt ways to make this process more accurate and efficient. Purchasing a good payroll software is the best investment any company... Read More

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Mar 3rd, 2022

Things to know about payroll processing in Kenya

Employers in Kenya are required by law to withhold income tax and social security contributions from their employees’ salaries as part of the payroll process. These contributions are collected via the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system, and then submitted to the Kenya Revenue Authority on a monthly basis.

Employers... Read More

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Feb 28th, 2022

Why is a Payroll solution important in Kenya?

What is payroll?

Payroll can be defined as the process of providing reparations to employees for the work they do on behalf of their respective companies. It is the total of all compensation an employer must pay to their employees for a set period or on a specified date.

Why... Read More

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Feb 24th, 2022

How to Demonstrate Respect at Work

Respect is a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements. Respect at the workplace refers to treating people with appreciation and dignity. It is one of the most important aspects of the workplace because it creates a healthy work environment for the... Read More

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Feb 22nd, 2022

5 Things You Should Look for in Any Job Candidate

When you have a position open in your company, you want to fill it as soon as possible with the best talent you can get. You need to look beyond the hard skills of each candidate. Hard skills refer to the technical know-how for a particular job. Soft skills are... Read More

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Feb 17th, 2022

How to be a Stellar Team Player in the Office

A stellar team player simply refers to an outstanding/exemplary teammate. So how do you ensure you are the person your fellow employees would prefer to be teamed up with? How do you kill it at work?

Constantly improve yourself

I like a quote that says, in this life, you are... Read More

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Feb 16th, 2022

Why Your Professional Dress Code Might Want to Loosen Its Tie

For the longest time, official wear to the office was never an issue for debate. It was ingrained in our work culture. We all knew we had to go to work in official wear unless stated otherwise. However, like everything else, with the constant evolution of the world, work culture... Read More

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Feb 8th, 2022

How to Hire an Intern Who Can Do More Than Order Coffee

Internships are amazing opportunities for both companies and interns, but it’s prevalent for organizations to hire interns with little forethought. Some companies hire interns just to get more bodies on a project or to avoid employing a full-time employee. However, not only are internships important to students but they also... Read More

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Feb 1st, 2022

5 Signs you are an awful boss

‘People don’t quit jobs, they quit managers.’ Thousands of employees revealed that poor leadership was reason enough for them to quit a job. What’s more, mental health and productivity deteriorate significantly as a result of a poor manager. 

Are you or do you have a bad manager?

Knowing how... Read More

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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