Monthly Archives: March 2017

 

ZIMBABWE’S MOST PREFERRED MBA PROGRAM LOCAL MBA EDUCATION AT CROSS ROADS?

Introduction   We have all seen and experienced corporate scandals of unimaginable proportions in many companies in Zimbabwe since dollarisation. These failures cut across so many sectors of our economy today. In the financial sector it is properly dressed and it is called “curatorship,” in other sectors there is no name for it. Shareholders, clients […]
Employee Confidence Survey Report

Employee Confidence Survey Report

Introduction   This Employee Confidence Survey is a follow up to the survey carried out by Industrial Psychology Consultants for the first quarter of 2012 (Q1, 2012). The Employee Confidence Survey is conducted to gauge employee confidence in the economic environment obtained at any given time during the course of the year. Employees are asked […]

Annual Bonus Survey Research Report 2014

Survey Methodology and Sample   We sent out a questionnaire to organisations in all sectors of the economy and asked them if they were paying a bonus in 2014. A total of 93 organisations responded. The distribution of respondents by sector was as follows:     Construction and Real Estate 1.08%   Manufacturing 18.28%   […]

Annual Bonus Survey Research Report 2013

Survey Methodology and Sample   We sent out a questionnaire to organisations in all sectors of the economy and asked them if they were paying a bonus in 2013. A total of 89 organisations responded. The distribution of respondents by sector was as follows:     Manufacturing 20.22% Mining 6.74% Public Service and local government […]

Do away with company cars

I have published this article before, but I thought is it important to revisit it again. Remuneration is at the heart of most governance problems. There are various cases locally and internationally to support this assertion. Those charged with crafting remuneration systems consider their personal interest first before that of the organisation and its shareholders. […]

Sexual harassment in Zimbabwean organisations: How prevalent is it?

We have just concluded a survey in which we sought to understand Zimbabwean employees’ perceptions and opinions about sexual harassment and misconduct. The survey also attempted to quantify the prevalence of sexual harassment in our organisations. There were 793 participants in this survey. 59% of the respondents were male and the rest, (41%) were female. […]

Psychological Practices in Zimbabwe – An interview with the Zimbabwe Psychological Association (ZPA) Secretary-General

This interview has been organized for the benefit of members of the public and corporates who in some instances have been cheated by people who masquerade as Psychologist when they are not registered to practice Psychology in line with the laws of Zimbabwe. Below is a Question & Answer I had with the Zimbabwe Psychological […]

Impact of Salary Cuts Survey Report

This research is aimed at establishing common practices that organisations are taking when cutting salaries and what the legal implications and challenges are which are associated with salary cuts. The findings presented in this report are meant to assist organisations that want to implement salary cuts to make their organisations more sustainable.   Although there […]

Are your monitoring your employee’s stress levels?

In 2014 we undertook a survey on prevalence of distress and other mental health problems in Zimbabwe’s working population. 707 employees responded to this survey.   Mental health is defined as a state of well-being whereby individuals recognize their abilities, are able to cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and […]

Rethinking Human Resources Management – how to make the function more effective

I have argued in this column before, that traditionally, the HR Department has been viewed as an administrative overhead. HR has been responsible for processing payroll, managing benefits administration, maintaining personnel files, and other records, managing the hiring process, amongst others. I believe those times are changing and there are immense benefits in making HR […]
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