I previously worked in the Hospitality industry where I was a supervisor cum Manager in a resort establishment. Thereafter I moved into a HR consulting firm where I worked as a recruiter and an account manager. I then got the chance to work in an IT company as an assistant HR business partner. After that I got a Senior HR Officer opportunity to work in a company comprising of various business units i.e., Energy, Transport, Logistics and Horticulture.
I started working for Bboxx Kenya on October 1 2015.I was looking forward to working in a young growing company like Bboxx Kenya and be part of the journey in transforming people’s lives through provision of clean energy.
Having joined Bboxx Kenya in its early period of existence, one of the most important mandate was to set up HR systems and processes. We have over the years continued to improve on these processes.
I joined the company when it was only operating in Homabay county with a small portfolio,9 retail shops and less than 40 staff. The company has rapidly grown with operations now across the country. The number of Retail shops has grown to 53 and our total staff headcount now being 350 coming from different communities within Kenya and expatriates from different countries (This has created a good diversity blend). HR has over the years continued to play an important role in growth and transformation of Bboxx Kenya.
It is worth noting that Bboxx Kenya has been ranked as a great place to Work and this is feedback from employees through assessment done by the global firm Great place to work Institute. This is clear testimony of the wonderful initiatives and collaboration with managers to their teams in addition to continuous business improvements. We always strive to be open, fair and transparent in the way we do things.
Some of the key aspects of my work include Enhance employee relations and engagement, ensure staff training and development are in line with needs of the business, HR budgeting and workforce optimization maintaining healthy business employee related costs, Legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable labor law requirements, preparing, and recommending HR policies and procedures. Working closely with managers in building a performance culture desirable by the business.