NAIROBI, MONDAY, 10TH FEBRUARY 2020: Leading human resource and recruitment firm Corporate Staffing Services today released in-depth research on the prevalent of work spouse relationships in Kenyan organizations.
The report titled Inside the World of Work Spouses in Kenyan Organizations is based on research conducted between December 2019 and January 2020 among 2,550 employees. The report shows that over 64% of the respondents are currently in or have been in a work spouse relationship with a colleague. This comes just four days before valentine Day, the universally recognized day for celebrating lovers.
Corporate staffing also carried out the study on 150 human resource professionals in a bid to find out the effect of work spouse relationship on work productivity.
The company defined a work spouse as a colleague of the opposite gender with whom you have a strong friendship with and who meets your emotional needs in the workplace. They offer a close connection, support and advice on both work and personal issues. The relationship is ideally platonic.
While presenting the findings to the media at the Laico Regency Hotel, Corporate Staffing Services Managing Partner, Perminus Wainaina noted that work spouses make employees feel safe and supported because they have someone to bounce their ideas off of without feeling shy. They also help them get more work done faster because they work more seamless rather than if either of them had to work with someone less in synch with them.
Corporate Staffing Services Ltd is a leading HR consultancy firm in Kenya accredited by the Ministry of Labour and a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM). With ten years of concrete experience in the field, we pride ourselves in providing complete recruitment solutions, training, sourcing and supplying quality staff as well as human resource consultancy services.
Corporate staffing also conducts quarterly research on trends and issues surrounding the HR, labour, recruitment and training sectors.