Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Difficult Conversations in the Workplace: Creating Sexual Harassment Policies that Matter

Stephany Zoo of Phoenix Risen addressing the panellists and attendees about sexual harassment issues in the workplace

Difficult conversations in the workplace event held at J’s Fresh bar & and Kitchen

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  Friday, October 13, 2017

Best Interview Practices to Screen Operations Managers in Kenya

How to interview operations managers effectively in Kenya to build the best team.

This is a tough post to write because all Operations Managers are different based on what sector the company is in. That being said, there should be some core things we can tease out to advise on in terms of best interview practices to screen Operations Managers in Kenya.

Here is how the Duma Works Placement Team thinks about hiring Operations Managers for companies in East Africa, based on  experience with our clients.

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  Monday, October 2, 2017

Why You Can’t Just Buy a Sales Team in Kenya

How to Recruit, Interview, & Hire a Sales Team in Kenya

We’ve seen this attempt before for hiring a sales team…and most of the time, it doesn’t work.

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  Monday, October 2, 2017

How to Interview Customer Care Representatives in Kenya

Recruiting in Kenya through Duma Works and how to hire Customer Care Representatives in Kenya

Customer Care Representatives are often at the frontline of your business. While it’s important to train them up with your specific company brand and tone, there are also some raw skills to screen for through your recruiting process. 

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  Monday, October 2, 2017

Tips for Women Leaders in Kenya

In September, Duma Works powered its first ever Women in Leadership breakfast held at the Newscafe in Adlife plaza, Kilimani. The purpose of the event was to look at the issues surrounding what leadership looks like in Kenya in 2017 from a woman’s perspective, and highlight lessons that can be learnt and taught to the next generation of women leaders.

For the session, we were joined by a group of 31 women leaders in Kenya (as well as some mentees!), and 5 panelists.

The panel consisted of: Dr. Laila Macharia, Serial Entrepreneur and Board Member at Centum and Barclays KenyaWambui Kinya, Chief Strategy Officer at Andela and ThoughtWorks, Esther Ndeti, Executive Director at EAVCA, Njoki Ndegwa, Co-Founder at Life Mastery Solutions and, Joyce Mbaya-Ikiao, Entrepreneur, Trainer, Management Consultant, Author of GIBÉBÉ, and Founder of Zydii Ltd.

We’ve documented some of the key takeaways from the event for your reading pleasure. 🙂

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  Tuesday, September 26, 2017

How to Interview Sales People in Kenya

Hire Sales People in Kenya with Duma Works

Sales people are tricky to assess before an actual conversation with them, because at the end of the day, their job boils down to, well, talking to people. That being said, there are a few ways to be smart about your interview process for sales people.

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  Monday, April 10, 2017

What It Takes To Make It In Digital Marketing In Kenya

What it Takes to Make it in Digital Marketing in Kenya

In March, we held our monthly #WhatItTakes Talent event, focusing on Digital Marketing in Kenya. We were joined by some insightful young professionals to share knowledge about how top companies are retaining talent, where the digital marketing industry is headed in Kenya and how to make the shift from traditional marketing to digital marketing.

Our panelists included Joy Chelegat & Timothy Oriedo from Royal Media, Samo Bryton from Alternative Agency, Tony Gatheca from Transcend Media, Wesley Masinde from Digiserve Solutions, Kenneth Oile from Levenzi and Gideon Mureithi from Intraspace Market Consultancy.

It was a discussion filled with interesting facts and humour! Please find our notes below.

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  Monday, April 3, 2017

How to Establish a Sticky Company Culture


Creating a “sticky,” or simply put – AWESOME – company culture is something we pride ourselves in having built at Duma Works. We’d like to share some of the tricks we learned along the way – what works and what doesn’t work – to build an outstanding company culture at your company.

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  Tuesday, March 7, 2017

How to Find and Keep Manufacturing Talent in Kenya

What It Takes to find top Manufacturing Talent in Kenya. Check out Duma Works to hire the best talent in Kenya in the Manufacturing sector.

What it Takes to Land the Best Talent and Jobs in the Manufacturing Sector in Kenya from our Experts

In February, we held our monthly What It Takes Talent event, focusing on the newest talent trends in the Manufacturing sector in Kenya, namely how to find and keep Manufacturing talent in Kenya. The event was incredible and we were joined by some amazing young professionals and HR thought leaders to share knowledge about how top companies are retaining talent, hiring the leaders of tomorrow, and up-skilling their team to maintain relevance in a fast-changing sector.

We were joined by some incredible individuals for the panel event, including Khalil Anjarwalla from African Cotton, Asim Shah from Tarpo Industries, Nicholas Kasidhi from Diageo, Andrew Stirling from Brown’s Cheese, John Chege from Tru Foods, Hannah Karuru from Kenafric, and Agnes Mwanzawa from Kapa Oil Refineries.

Needless to say, it was an incredibly illuminating discussion! Please find our notes below.

**Quick note from the author: The Q&A is transcribed from the event, and I apologize for any grammatical errors or fragments as I was attempting to get everything done. To our panelists, I apologize if I’ve paraphrased anything.

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  Monday, November 28, 2016

What It Takes Talent: Finance Sector in Kenya

What it takes to make it: Finance. Join Duma Works for monthly events that bring together entrepreneurs, HR and Talent Managers, and Professionals to discuss how to connect with top talent and jobs in Africa

Our monthly #WhatItTakes Talent Event focused on the Finance Sector.

We brought in amazing panelists to lead the discussion about how HR and Talent Managers can recruit, train, and retain top talent in the Finance Sector in Kenya, and shared insights with professionals on how to position themselves for their career in the Finance Sector.

Our partner for the event was Invhestia, and our panelists were Stephen Gugu, Director of Invhestia, Kate Gathii, Marketing Manager at Direct Pay Online, and Joel Macharia from Abacus.

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