The Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) Executive Director Mrs. Dorcas Wainaina paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza on Wednesday, October 4 in his office. Looking on are (L-R): IHRM Head of Corporate Communications Ms. Irene Kimacia USIU-Africa Human Resources Manager Mr. Yusuf Saleh, Mrs. Dorcas Wainaina, Prof. Paul Zeleza and USIU-Africa Director of Administration Mr. Jared Raburu. Photo: Beatrice Munyiva.
On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Mrs. Dorcas Wainanina , the Executive Director, Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) accompanied by the Head of Corporate Communications Ms. Irene Kimacia paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza and members of the Human Resources department, to discuss areas potential collaboration and partnerships between USIU-Africa and IHRM, such as research, student mentorship, as well as capacity building and development.
Of specific interest was the setting up of an exam center for the Certified Human Resources Professionals (CHRP) qualification – a development that would be of immense benefit to the University, given that few such centers exist in Kenya, at the moment. An incubation program involving students pursuing a career in human resources, would assist our students build the level of professional networks, necessary to rapidly progress in their chosen career.
The visiting IHRM officials had been invited by the Department of Human Resources to link up the university with existing industry players. The Institute of Human Resource Management coordinates the activities and oversees interests of all qualified and registered human resource professionals in Kenya, in line with its Mandate from the Human Resource Management Professional Act No 52 of 2012.
In the first quarter of this financial year, the department of Human Resources has already facilitated the recruitment of over 20 employees, and organized for the training of over sixty senior university managers in the areas of performance management and interviewing. Collectively, this efforts will ensure the entrenchment of a high performance culture in line with the university’s strategic goal of improving human resource management using best practices.
Going forward the department intends to proceed with the review of the performance management system, and introduce a new Human Resource Information System to be concluded by the end of this financial year.