Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, 2(1), pp. 55-83.
The use of temporary workers is growing rapidly. It has spread across industries—from manufacturing to services and other occupations, including construction workers, registered nurses, bankers, information technologists. The number of companies using temporary workers was on the increase as global competition increased and the urge to cut down on costs of undertaking businesses in order to remain competitive rises. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects arising from use of short term contractual employees by employers / organizations. The study used Kenya Forest Service, which had considerable large numbers of employees on short term contracts, as a case. The main objective of this study was to determine the effects of hiring staff on short term employment to an organization. On research methodology, the research was descriptive and utilized a case study approach to achieve the research objectives. The target population was permanent and temporary staff working in Kenya Forest Service. A sample of 51 temporary and permanent staff, representing 30% of all staff working in KFS Head Office was picked for the study. The research utilized both primary and secondary data. Primary data was collected through administration of questionnaire while secondary data was collected from in house text books, reports, journals, newspapers and company’s website and publications. The data collected was analyzed using the spread sheets Windows 2007 and Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS).
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Wandera, Thomas Hillary. (2013). The Effects of Short Term Employment Contract on an Organization: A Case of Kenya Forest Service. Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, 2(1), pp. 55-83.
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Mr. Hillary Thomas Wandera is a Human Resources Practitioner for over twenty two (22) years of experience where he has been involved in projects management, done Hr consultancy, training and in overall coordinated the Hr Administrative function within various international Organizations such as Kenya Tea Development Agency and Kenya Forest Service. He gained vast experience through liaison with the Kenyan Authorities such as Ministry of Agriculture, Office of the president, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Immigration Department, Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife, among others. In his experience he has continued to earn excellent understanding of the various Organizations’ Rules and Regulations and issues of goal setting and optimization.
Mr. Wandera has attained an MBA in Strategic Leadership and Management from St. Paul’s University - Kenya, a Bachelors degree in Human Resources Management from Limkokwing University - Malaysia, Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from ABE (UK), Certification in Human Resources Management, Diploma in Information technology from ICM (UK), Certificate in purchasing and supplies – IPS (UK), among others. He is also proficient in Software applications and is fluent in English and Kiswahili. He is a full member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (Kenya).
The vast experience in the field of work has taught him the need to collaboratively work with groups and colleagues to establish team work for effective service delivery. A client-oriented approach and working under pressure with minimal or no supervision has been a requirement in all areas he has worked. This has enabled him to get things done quickly and on time. Tact and diplomacy are a prerequisite for his job and past experience has enabled him to develop qualities required to supervise / handle people and their problems in the most professional way. He understands the applicability and limitations of technology in his day to day operations and has continued to be in the forefront in learning and applying new technology to appropriate tasks.
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