Employment trends in the gig economy


Allan Ngunze, HR Manager at Population Services Kenya (PS Kenya) shares some insights on the current “” and future state of HR “” and what we need to take cognizance of. He spoke to MURUGI NDWIGA.

Being at the centre of hiring, how do you spot talent “” and how can you tell that a c”” andidate will be a good fit for an organization? Do you make bad choices when recruiting “” and how do you salvage the situation?

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Real estate ready for tech disruption but mindsets need to shift


In building “” and construction, the tide of change driven by innovation has been slowly permeating the fastest growing industry in the country.


While most major sectors of the economy have experienced significant disruption occasioned by technology “” and new platforms, the construction “” and real estate sector has been slow to adapt to new innovative technologies, not just in Kenya, but globally.

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Of cloud computing and digital transformation


Cloud service brokerage business model is still nascent “” and may take a little more time to mature, especially in the developing economies where adoption of cloud services itself is yet to catch cachet.


Most of the critical issues organisations are grappling with today can be traced to the disruptions spawned by digital technologies “” and how companies can align to the digital futures. No sector is immune to the effects of digital transformation.

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How your body COMMUNICATES


Talking to people with arms folded gives the impression that you are bored, disinterested or uncomfortable “” and is a major closed gesture. 


Body language is crucial in creating a positive impression “” and achieving your business goals. Additionally, being able to read the body language of others is an advantage. We reveal a lot about our attitudes, emotions “” and motives by the way we hold our bodies.

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4 steps to bring your team back to LIFE

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Don’t set them up for failure, let them experience success


So there I was with a shiny new job, excited, ready to deliver “” and impress. On the first day, I’m greeted by a team of demotivated “” and unfocused employees. I am a strong believer in “hiring the right people “” and then letting them do their job” but different circumstances call for different management styles.

Once in a while a manager may find himself with a team that needs a little h”” and holding, “” and it may be necessary to be completely immersed in what the team is working on, to ensure they underst”” and the vision that the manager wants to translate.

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Make value from THE BIG DATA


JOHN OREDO delves into the various ways organisations can make use of big data in their possession “” and derive value from it.

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CHANGING LIVES one girl at a time

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Joseph Gichunge, Director, Jazza Centre, is in the business of training domestic managers “” and leasing them to households. He narrates his story to SAMMI NDERITU.

In 2013 “” and having just become parents, my wife, Leah “” and I were having challenges getting a domestic manager (DM). It was frustrating as we kept changing one after the other. We wondered if there was a place that trained them so that we could get a professional one who was ready to work. I started looking at the business model of security guards’ companies “” and got an idea. What if someone could bring the girls together, train them “” and lease them out?’ I imagined a situation where I could provide such a quick solution. This kind of thinking gave birth to my business, Jazza Centre.

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Tales of a young, aspiring WOMAN POLITICIAN

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S”” andra Belyon is a 30-year-old aspiring politician. She hopes to be the next Woman Representative of Kericho County. She previously declared her interest in the Kericho Senatorial by-election of 2016.


I am happy to be among those women who have chosen the road less travelled. World over, there is a rising momentum encouraging “” and ensuring active participation “” and leadership of youth “” and women politics, especially within local government structures.

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How IT expert launched luxury fashion START-UP


Aprelle Duany describes herself as a nerd who adores fashion. Previously, an IT Auditor for one of the Big Four accounting firms in New York, she has degrees in Information Technology, media, as well as fashion. She pulls from her technical experience “” and approaches design “” and development from a problem-solving perspective.

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Towards a hallmark of innovation



Last week, I had to re-new my insurance premiums “” and the journey begun from a call with the broker who asked that I take the car for valuation, after which he would send me the report. I would then be required to fill in some new forms, send the payment “” and wait another 48 hours to get my new sticker! This got me thinking about how very little has changed about insurance since I bought my first car 22 years ago. Actually, the only difference in the process is that my assistant is now able to pay using mobile money as opposed to queuing at the bank. If anything, the certificate was actually processed on the same day but the paper work seems to be a constant, or even more.

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