ETHNIC BALANCING IN HIRING
It is not possible to have ethnic balance when recruiting as directed by the NCIC, the Institute of Human Resource Management has said.
The institute said employers are more interested in qualifications, rather than ethnic balance as demanded by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission.
This emerged during the first day of the 20th IHRM national conference in Naivasha. About 1,000 human resource practitioners are attending the event.
Addressing the press on the sidelines of the conference, national chairman Elijah Sitimah said trying to balance the workforce based on ethnicity is illegal.
“It would be illegal, dishonest and a lack of integrity for employers to focus on ethnic balancing,” he said.
Sitimah said the IHRM is ready to engage the NCIC to strike a balance. He said the institute has sought the help of the Senate on hiring by the county service boards.
“We want the law amended so there can be a qualified human resource professional in all the county public service boards,” he said.