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May 2, 2022by CREAW

In light of the changes in the work environment and statutory structures in the country (Kenya), we thought of bringing the below FACTS to your attention, in our favourite HR segment titled Le Savies Vous

FIVE HR Employment relations FACTS

  1. Le Savies Vous? You are entitled to 30 Days pre adoptive leave with full pay? -On 30 March 2021, the President H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the Employment (Amendment) Act, 2021 (the Act). The Act was one of 3 Employment (Amendment) Bills introduced in 20191, and it is the only one that has currently been passed into law. The Act came into force on 15 April 2021, following its gazettement through Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 53 (Acts No. 2) PRE ADOPTIVE LEAVE – AMENDMENT ACT.pdf
  2. Le Savies Vous? If signed into Law, employees will have the right to disconnect from work? The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 (the “Bill”) was Gazetted by a Gazette Notice dated 8 October 2021. The Bill is aimed at addressing increased employee burnout and promoting employees’ work life balance. Specifically, the Bill seeks to amend the Employment Act, 2007 to introduce an employee’s ‘right to disconnect’. This is a workplace concept that is gaining increasing attention, globally, more so following the effect that the covid-19 pandemic has had on labour relations.
  3. Le Savies Vous? CREAW has an anonymous online feedback and Whistleblowing portal ?-https://forms.office.com/r/rFnjaGWL07 and at/nAC34 for beneficiaries, partners  and staff, used  as a feedback mechanism to capture their experiences when interacting with the services that we provide.
  4. Le Savies Vous? That CREAW as an organisation has a signed commitment towards safeguarding and that the same binds your action/s both at work and outside of work? The training slides are here for your perusal SAFEGUARDING AWARENESS TRAINING – CREAW KENYA- DK.pdf
  5. Le Savies Vous? Every female employee is entitled to a lactation rooms in the workplace that are adequately provided with necessary equipment and facilities including hand-washing equipment, appropriate cooling facilities, electrical outlets for breast pumps, a small table and comfortable seats? in line with the requirements of the Health Act, 2017 (section 71 & 72) GUIDELINES-FOR-WORKPLACE-SUPPORT-FOR-WOMEN-SOFTY-COPY-SAMPLE-converted.pdf

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May 2, 2022by CREAW

In Kenya, women’s groups movement emerged in the pre-independence era which scaled up in the wake of independence in response to the development aspirations targeting illiteracy, poverty and disease burden. However, as years go by, more and more emerging issues affecting communities have continually been spotlighted by women groups. From political exclusion, gender bias, violence against women and girls as well as social injustices.

It is to this end that the Women’s Voice and Leadership (WVL) program supported by Global Affairs Canada through CARE Kenya is implementing a project to support the capacity and activities of local and national women-led organisations seeking to increase enjoyment of human rights and gender equality by women and girls in Kenya.

To achieve this, the project is providing funding to the grass-root women rights organisations and networks, in recognition of the funding gaps they face. Amongst the many gaps they needed to fill, Human Resource was identified as a capacity building area of need. Having noted that human resource department is the heart and soul of any organisation, we embarked on capacity building trainings to help the women rights organisations get to speed with the basics of the department needs.

The training areas largely focused on Human Resource policies, Board Charter and governance policies, Organisation structures and charts, Statutory registration, Talent Acquisition, performance management, Payroll management amongst others.

The sessions are still ongoing with several physical and virtual trainings for the group’s in Bomet, Kericho, Nanyuki, Mombasa, Kilifi and Nairobi counties. It is key to note that without proper human resources management the women led organisations would have had a hard time working effectively to achieve their institutional objectives.