Regulatory body puts bogus HR consultants in check
24 August 2016, 08:05
Nairobi - Human Resource Consultants practicing in the country without proper documentation have been put in check by the institute of human resource management (IHRM).
Speaking during the launch of the upgraded IHRM website, National Chairman Elijah Sitimah said bogus practitioners risk being imprisoned, a fine of not less than KES 200,000 or both and the withdrawal of their certificates.
The body condemned bogus recruitment agencies that have mushroomed in the country and are collaborating with international agencies to illegally export innocent Kenyans to foreign countries for exploitation.
Sitimah said only 859 HR professionals out of the 25,000 in the country have practicing certificates.
He however said more than 5,000 are registered members.
And out of the 44 registered HR consultancy firms in the country, he said its only 11 have regularised their certificates. He said the website will enable Kenyans get information about registered HR practitioners.
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