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RECRUITMENT SERVICE IN KENYA,…

Recruitment agencies. and consultants can bring a high level of expertise to the task of finding the best person for a vacancy. These organizations can assist in attracting candidates, either by using their existing databases of personnel or by advertising under their banner in areas for which they specialize. Recruiting areas can be relieved of undertaking a considerable amount of administrative/organizational work, as the recruitment company will provide resources to concentrate on the recruitment task. The responsibility for making the final selection recommendation will always be with a selection committee and the decision to appoint will also remain with the University delegated authority. On the other hand, charges will vary considerably depending on the agency chosen and the level of support required. Agencies will probably seek to charge a certain percentage of the remuneration package (including base salary and all other benefits and allowances including bonuses, motor vehicles etc). These fees are usually exclusive of advertising and travel expenses. Charges for executive searches may be higher. How to hire more productive employees. The hiring process is one of the most crucial aspects of an organization, because the employees hired will determine the productivity, efficiency, and ingenuity of the team, and the company in the long run. So to make sure you’re hiring a self-motivated individual who doesn’t need your supervision on making sure things are done well and on time,..

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GLOBAL OUTSOURCING SERVICES FOR…

This article explore benefits of outsourcing business, HR , Payroll and Marketing services for global companies with specific reference to East Africa Outsourcing payroll services in a new market. (East Africa) Payroll outsourcing is the fastest-growing segment of the global human resource outsourcing (HRO) market. Organizations are rapidly adopting outsourced payroll services to achieve cost reduction, service quality and accountability. They either outsource a single process or the entire services to enhance the existing function. Managing payroll in-house involves high costs. Organizations that maintain an in-house team for tasks such as payroll, time and attendance, workforce administration, and benefits administration spend more time and human resource than organizations that outsource the same functions. Human Resource and Payroll Outsourcing is no longer seen as just a cost-cutting tactic for organisations, it is now being considered as a strategic solution. Why you should outsource payroll services? There are mainly three reasons as to why you should consider outsourcing your payroll services now and in the years to ahead; 1. Cost management. This is the first reason that comes to every business especially companies with global operations, many businesses look to save money in whichever ways they can, and expanding internationally is expensive. It goes without saying that organisations can’t afford to build up necessary Human Resource and Payroll everywhere they operate. Combined with the savings which come from consolidation and automation, and..

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PAYROLL SERVICES IN EAST…

Globally businesses are increasingly outsourcing none core functions including Human Resource (HR) functions. A Company can outsource the entire HR function including payroll management or processing or can outsource payroll to an external service provider as a single function. This will mean getting a otherwise called a Payroll Agency or Payroll Firm to provide the Service. may be sought for different reasons including the need to downsize the finance or hr function, the need to enhance integrity of Payroll Processing etc Several factors must be born in mind when selecting a firm or agency or company to outsource payroll to. One is the ability or capacity of the payroll service provider to perform the task or render the payroll service professional complying with all Tax and Labour laws of the host country An outsourced payroll service provider may be required to  have a payroll system or just the capacity to process the payroll manually or using basic software like excel The service may include: payroll data entry Payroll report generation Preparing of pays lips Paying employees through the bank Remitting statutory deductions. Career Options Africa is a Payroll Agency/Firm/Company in East Africa operating in Kenya Nairobi, Tanzania Dar Es Salaam, Kampala Uganda and Kigali Rwanda.

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OUR RECRUITMENT SERVICES IN…

Increasingly, organizations and businesses rely in recruitment agencies to recruit top talent for many reasons including; Reach – ability of specialized recruitment agencies to reach more potential candidates Ease of contact –where head hunting is needed, it may be seen as improper for an employer to contact the employee of a competitor directly Professionalism and independence – the need to ensure the recruitment process is professionally conducted without vested interests, bias or favoritism When such need arises, the client may require the recruitment consultant, recruitment consultancy firm/agency or head hunter to do any of the following tasks; Recruit –get a pool of qualified candidates only and leave the client to do the shortlisting and selection Recruit and Shortlist hence send list of shortlisted candidates for the client to do the selection proper Recruitment and selection hence send only the best two or three candidates per position The following are the commonly used approaches that recruitment agencies use identify the best candidates; Oral Interview only Oral interview combined with written tests Oral Interview combined with psychometric or aptitude tests Assessment center where the recruitment agency or firm consultant uses a variety of methods specifically selected to assess specific competencies essential to the job. A good assessment center must be job specific. The range of assessment methods to choose from include In tray tasks Simulated team discussion Technical presentation by candidates on..

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OUTSOURCED PAYROLL SERVICES IN…

enables businesses to focus on their core processes and hence cut down unnecessary costs and attain sustainable growth. is currently trending as it’s not only embraced by small organizations but also the large companies. Among the HR outsourcing solutions, is cited as one of the most outsourced HR administrative burdens. It is one of the most labor and time intensive tasks in any business organization. Hence outsourced payroll management is one service that most business owners would embrace cheerfully. Some main reasons why organizations turn to payroll processing companies could be to save on time and cost, embrace security, avoid unnecessary mistakes, and ensure compliance. Payroll management process outsourced only is not always a breakthrough. This is because you’re left behind with numerous reports to prepare for your payroll service provider, which is equally tedious as when you handle your payroll in-house. The best solution is to involve an integrated HR outsourcing service provider who will put in place a strong HR administration system, which includes time and labor tracking. Career options Africa Ltd is a leading provider of integrated HR outsourcing solutions in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda which includes payroll processing services and salary outsource service among other services.  We provide flexible corporate payroll services that improve the quality of payroll management process for employers of all sizes. We handle the time consuming tasks of payroll processing and..

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Building Honesty and Integrity…

A little white lie never hurt anyone, right? Wrong. When it comes to recruitment, being honest and telling the truth is vital from all parties. We've seen what happens when candidates add qualifications to their CV that they don't actually have. We've been asked to go against our values and compromise on employment laws. Being honest and having integrity matters throughout the whole recruitment process. Our principles We pride ourselves in building a great relationship with all of our clients and candidates. Where possible, we like to visit a client at their premises to get a real feel for the company to help us match the right candidates. We also like to meet candidates (a coffee shop is our favourite location!) to get to know the real person and find out what they're looking for in their career. We're pretty good at asking all of the right questions, but equally, we rely on the person on the other side of the table to give us honest answers. Honesty and clients For clients, it's important that we really understand what type of person you're looking for and what skills and qualifications you expect your new employee to have. There needs to be a little compromise when it comes to searching for the right people. There is no such thing as the perfect candidate or the perfect job. Although, we like to..

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Head Hunting

Ever asked yourself how did they know my name or how do they know me? This is a question that many professional people ask themselves whenever they are called for a high ranged position within a certain company after being head hunted by a headhunting consultant. Worry no more. This is called head hunting services where by the head hunting company or agency know exactly where and how to find the right candidate for a specific position through different connection and networks. This are the ways the head hunters come to know of their potential candidates. This is through making an effort to be visible and social through going to forums, lunchtime seminars or conferences in your industry and simply talk to people. Ensure that you participate in this forum and also make sure your name, title and organization are on all of the attendance lists of events. Many head-hunters scan these for contacts. Exchange of card freely Swapping of cards freely at functions enlarges your social network. Do a follow up on the networking maxim; if you give something out it may come back in a different way. Give Referee of another person once approached by one head-hunter about a role, that doesn’t interest you. That way one makes a future ally of someone professionally useful in the long term when he or she is contacted by a recruitment..

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KEY PAYROLL REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS…

Tanzania is a Member of the East Africa Community that includes Kenya, Uganda Tanzania and Rwanda Any Employer is required to be registered as an employer with the following statutory bodies For a start for the business to exist the business must be registered as a Sole Proprietor, Partnership or Company with Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (BRELA). Register as a tax payer with Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) Under the relevant law employers are required to deduct pay as you earn tax (PAYE) and remit to TRA by 7th of subsequent month. The lowest tax bracket in Tanzania is taxed at 10% while highest. Employers are also expected to contribute 4.5% if fixed monthly pay for each employee for the skills development levy (SDL) collected by TRA and Managed by the Vocation Education and Training Authority (VETA). Unlike in other countries SDL is not available to employers for on job training.   The minimum taxable income is shillings 170,000 with lowest tax bracket being taxed at 9% and highest tax bracket at 30% Have a Business License issued by a Local Authority in the district of operation Register with a Pension Fund as an employer. All private entities are required to register with National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and not any other fund as per the Pension Act Amendment of 2018. Both employee and employer contribute 10% of fixed monthly..

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PAYROLL ACCOUNTING FOR FINANCE…

This is one of the most critical functions of the finance department of a business. Sometimes it’s a joint HR and finance function. Payroll management from an accounting or finance perspective is the set of activities related to monthly computation of monthly compensation including salary allowances and benefits of all the employees in a company.   Unlike other finance functions payroll processing can be a bulky routine set of activities but very sensitive as it can lead to hefty losses. These reasons are why some businesses seek the services of a reliable outsourced payroll services provider. Outsourcing payroll is not just a cost saving measure but can add to the efficiency in the proceeds by increasing the points of internal controls. Besides, outsourcing helps focus on your core business .Payroll takes up a total of eight-ten hours of employee’s time, every pay period depending with the size of the business. Outsourcing payroll saves valuable employee time that can be devoted to core business issues for improving productivity. In addition, outsourcing payroll eliminates the needs to buy, install, support and reduces the IT labor needed. The software which is hired is of such quality that in no time and effort it helps managing everything which otherwise not possible. Furthermore, outsourcing helps employees prepare and submit own payroll data. Payroll services use software as a service, which delegates to employees the responsibility..

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EXECUTIVE SEARCH AND SELECTION…

We defined executive search and selection broadly as an entire process beginning with conducting an organizational needs assessment and defining job and candidate requirements, to candidate pools, the decision-making process, managing the executive once on board. Executive search firms in Kenya Uganda Tanzania and Rwanda are specialized recruitment services that find top-level candidates for senior, executive, or other highly specialized positions for clients. Many clients use them to find candidates that may not be immediately identifiable in the market and, essentially, avoid the cost of a bad hire. They have offices in Nairobi, Kampala Dar es Salaam and Kigali Executive search firms act as consultants to their clients, meaning that they are separate entities from the company that is hiring. ... When working with an executive search firm, the hiring manager will only receive pre-screened candidates that meet the requirements of the position. An executive search can take anywhere from four to ten times that long, if not longer. Whether you are on the hiring or candidate side, the longer it takes, the greater the pain you might feel   Executive Selection is best where the vacancy could be filled by a candidate who could come from any number of career backgrounds. ... Executive Search is the most effective method of recruiting board directors and senior management, executives and non-executives. Career Options Africa is one of the leading Executive Search..

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