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Radio Africa HR manager in trouble for calling sacked employees fools

As if getting fired was not painful enough, Radio Africa Group Human Resources manager Kathy Kageni-Oganga did the unthinkable this morning and abused former employees who were retrenched this week, calling them fools and getting egg all over her face. Ms Kageni went into an outburst on Facebook lacking decency ...

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Kenya’s first skills show seeks to bridge gaps in employment

Kenya’s first ever skills show seeking to improve employability of youth was held on Friday and Saturday in Nairobi. The Kenya Skills Show brought together training institutions, government and private sector players, civil society as well as career experts at an exhibition of some of the careers available in the ...

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Safaricom HR manager quits

Safaricom’s HR director Maria Shipiri is set to leave the mobile services giant at the end of January after three years at the helm. In a memo to staff, Safaricom chief executive officer Bob Collymore said Ms Shipiri had left for personal reasons, Business Daily reports. “I wish to announce ...

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2,500 youth graduate from training and employment programme

Some 2,500 young Kenyans on Friday graduated from a youth education-to-employment programme – “Generation Kenya – supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the McKinsey Social Initiative.  The programme provides technical and professional skills training to address youth unemployment in Kenya.  Of those who graduated, 95 ...

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Quack journalist in court for stealing tea at city hotel

A fake journalist was today charged with stealing a KTDA gift hamper at Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, turning the spotlight on the growing breed of imposters who hop from function to function looking for food and handouts. David Wandera Ojiambo appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Charity Oluoch but denied stealing the ...

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KUJ takes battle for higher pay to court

The Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) has sued the Nation Media Group and Standard Group for declining to give journalists a pay increase this year. KUJ, which has now raised its demand to 50% pay increase for unionisable journalists, has hired lawyer Ogeto Ongori to represent the union. Mr Ongori ...

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Alex Chamwada joins Uhuru’s campaign team

Veteran journalist Alex Chamwada has landed a new political appointment. The TV reporter is understood to be joining the Jubilee Alliance Party secretariat as communications specialist. His appointment underscores the increasingly critical role journalists are playing in shaping political discourse as communications managers for parties. It is not clear whether ...

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Safaricom recruiting more women

Safaricom has announced plans to recruit 62 interns by January 2017 as it progresses its agenda to woo more women to the technology field. The internships will target 40 female university students under its Women In Technology initiative, with a further 18 internships open to all university applicants and an ...

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Galava takes over Standard weekend

The Standard Group yesterday officially unveiled Dennis Galava as the new Managing Editor for its weekend newspaper editions, just two days after Business Today reported that the former Nation editor had reached a deal to rejoin Standard. In a memo to staff dated November 11, Group Head of Human Resources ...

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New IHRM syllabus for HR professionals

Human resources professionals will have to undergo fresh training to be certified to practice in Kenya, raising the bar for joining the lucrative industry, after the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) launched a new curriculum to improve competence. Speaking on Wednesday during the launch of the Certified Human Resource Professional ...

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