Evidence has shown that organisations that invests in effective staff training and development tend to achieve both short and long term benefits.
By MURIITHI NDEGWA
While it’s easy to view investment in employee development as a cost centre, statistics show that the benefits a company can accrue from a skilled manager are wide-reaching when considered wisely. There is indeed evidence that organisations investing in effective staff training and development tend to achieve both short and long term benefits.
Productivity and customer satisfaction
Training increases overall customer satisfaction because of professional service delivery by the staff, which can only be achieved through targeted customer service training.
Staff training yields productivity full post Read More
(550 words, 1 image, estimated 2:12 mins reading time)
Mabati Rolling Mills (MRM) has been in business since 1961, ensuring they are at the forefront of growth through innovation, technology and sustainability. ANDREW HEYCOTT, Chief Executive Officer, talks to SAMMI NDERITU about their success journey.
1.How has the recent electioneering period in Kenya affected your business? Have you had to re-organise your operations to cushion yourself from the current economic slowdown?
Building a STRONG business, brick by brick full post Read More
(1623 words, 1 image, estimated 6:30 mins reading time)
ISIS NYONG’O, founder and CEO of Mums Village and a principal at strategic advisory firm Asphalt& Ink, speaks on her journey into entrepreneurship.
By KAGENI MUSE
Q. You’ve had an interesting career path in tech, often being in areas where you are breaking ground. You have even been named as Forbes Africa Top 20 Youngest Power Women and World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. How has the journey been? Read More
By SAMMI NDERITU
What is your relationship with money? What goes on in your mind when your bank account has money or when it is empty? Does having money make you happy or anxious?
According to Dr. Brad Klontz a financial psychologist, just about everyone has a complicated relationship with money.
Dr. Klontz adds that financial strain has been found to reduce relationship satisfaction, worsen depression, and lead to emotional problems, health difficulties and poor work performance.
What you need to know about money disorders full post Read More
(337 words, 1 image, estimated 1:21 mins reading time)
Personal branding takes time, hard work, resilience, character and belief in self.
By WANJIRU KANG’ARA
“This is a very complicated world; it’s a very noisy world. And we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. No company is. And so we have to be really clear on what we want them to know about us.” These are succinct words spoken by Steve Jobs to the Apple team. He was talking about the company’s brand marketing “Think Different” campaign, but in essence, he defined branding. Steve Jobs is a super brand, who like other global personal brands, lived ahead of his time. Coincidentally, he honoured these greats in the “Think Different” campaign.
Your personal brand strategy in 9 steps full post Read More
(964 words, 1 image, estimated 3:51 mins reading time)
Having two massive, top-heavy State corporations controlling access to electricity in the country just invites corruption and inefficiency.
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Energy performance contracting helps companies implement sustainable energy technologies in their processes without having to go through the investment risks.
By FENWICKS SHOMBE
A model for energy sustainability full post Read More
(840 words, 1 image, estimated 3:22 mins reading time)
Access to electricity is a central building block for socio-economic development. It empowers communities to increase income and productivity, gain access to healthcare and education and enhance water and food security.
By FAITH KOSGEI
To end all forms of poverty, and fight inequalities, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016. One of the goals is universal access to electricity by 2030. Kenya has brought this forward to year 2020. If Kenya achieves this goal, it will have electrified faster than the US, which took more than two decades before achieving 95 per cent connectivity in rural America. Kenya aims to achieve the same in seven years. This is ambitious.
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(839 words, 1 image, estimated 3:21 mins reading time)
There is need for government and private sector players to put in place a common skills development policy and where possible upgrade skills from basic through support to core.
By PATRICK OBATH
Kenya is becoming an increasingly important attraction for companies interested in frontier exploration activities in extractives and more so in the oil and gas sector. Discoveries in the Tullow-operated blocks in northern Kenya led to more companies taking up exploration in all the available blocks. This development opens up opportunities to improve the numbers and quality of skilled labour that will service the sector.
Oil exploration, the need for skilled labour full post Read More
(941 words, 1 image, estimated 3:46 mins reading time)
The economic and business case for mega-plants is shaky, even for the ‘planet-friendly’ wind farms such as in Turkana.
By DAVID OBURA
What do the classic indicators of income or economic activity, such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), or Gross National Income (GNI), really measure? One perspective is that they show how much a country, or group of people, has harnessed energy and material goods in the service of its people or members. A traditional hut, a first-owner home in Nairobi’s South C and the mansions in Runda show this eloquently.
Is coal energy viable for Kenya? full post Read More
(937 words, 1 image, estimated 3:45 mins reading time)