Managing employee transition from active sports career to mainstream work activities in Kenya Commercial Bank
The study involves the management of employee transition from active sports career to mainstream work activities in Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB). The objective of the study is to determine how Kenya Commercial Bank manages employees transition from active sports to mainstream work activities of the bank. The research designed used in the study is descriptive survey since the unit of analysis was one organization with two different subjects. The population of study was 78 respondents, this sample comprised of all the employees on transition and the relevant managers. Semi structured questionnaires and interview guide was used to collect primary data from the employees on transition and the managers respectively. Content analysis and descriptive statics were used to analyze both the qualitative and quantitative data respectively. The study found out that majority of the employees on transition have either high school level of education or post-secondary school certificates. This is why the sportspeople are placed as subordinates and clerical staff mainly because they do not have the minimal academic qualifications required by the bank, though the bank is helping them financially to further their studies. The employees on transition get frustrated in terms of managing the salary they get since they were used to getting additional allowances in terms of their sporting activities, when they were active in sports. Majority of the sportspeople accept the offer by the bank to join the mainstream work considering the fact that there is acute shortage of jobs in Kenya. Redeployment is done after training and identification of personal strengths and weaknesses. The transition is beset with many challenges that can only be surmounted with concerted effort from both parties. The study concludes that though slow, the employees eventually tend to catch up in the mainstream work activities of the bank. The study recommends that Kenya Commercial Bank needs to develop a detailed conceptualization of what is effective in assisting these sportspeople more smoothly and quickly through the transition process.