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The Recruitment Disconnect in Kenya

The level of unemployment in Kenya is on an all-time high. This comes at a time when employers are advertising jobs on a daily basis, desperately searching to fill their vacant positions; and job seekers are daily searching for jobs. One would think that there would be a steady decrease in the unemployment rates, but recent statistics paint a different narrative. So why is there such a huge disconnect? This article will show factors that might have contributed to this situation. 1. Supply and...

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Here is why graduates in Kenya may not have a job after university in Kenya

The assumption that merely being a university graduate guarantees easy passage into the job market is not entirely true. The unemployment rate stands at 40%, with the highest percentage among the youth between the ages of 18 and 34 according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. it takes a university graduate five years to get a job in Kenya according to the British funded study on unemployment and higher education A report released by the Commission for Higher Education informs us that...

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A Brief on Qatar’s WPS Work Flow

The Wage Protection System law has been in Gulf countries for some time, but recently governments began putting pressure on companies to make sure they abide by the provisions. Failure to comply with the law will result in human right violation issues which could impair the country’s reputation in the international community, and so particularly the government of Qatar seeks to tighten laws and take a firm stand to protect employee wages. Here is how the ministry of labor and social welfar...

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Digital Nomads and the Remote Work Revolution

What will the world look like in 2030? According to business mogul and SpaceX founder Elon Musk we may be travelling into space. However if that seems too unrealistic his high speed "Hyperloop" transportation system is well on its way and could take you between locations in 45 minutes that currently take hours. Then there's air travel which is expected to get significantly faster and significantly cheaper.   Cheaper and faster is also something that we can expect from th...

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Startup on a Shoe String

While everyone is talking about the successful startups, there is hardly any data available about the failed ones. CBInsights recently published their updated startup failure post-mortem list with 34 new startup failure post-mortems from 2015. The reasons for the demise of these 34 startups are incredibly varied ranging from patent trolls (Ordr.in) to running out of money (Zirtual) to not gaining enough traction (Nebula, Circa) to suffering a Slack attack (Kato).   Zirtual is...