Monthly Archives: August 2019

 

Three Useless Recruitment &  Selection Criteria

Three Useless Recruitment & Selection Criteria

Last week we focused on why the interview is the worst selection tool due to its low reliability and validity. This week we will focus on other job selection criteria that are close to useless but employers still use them regardless of ample scientific evidence showing little to no relationship with actual job performance. A […]

The HR Board Report

One of the key functions of any board is to make sure the human resources (HR) of the organisation is put to good use. To enable the board to effectively execute this task they need information on how human resource activities are impacting on business performance. This task is made even more difficult by the fact […]

Trends in Wages, Salaries, and the Cost of Living

The cost of living is the amount of money needed to sustain a certain standard of living by affording basic expenses such as housing, food and healthcare. Cost of living is often used to compare how expensive it is to live in one city versus another. For both Trade Unions and Employers, the cost of […]
Why the Job Interview is the Worst Selection Tool

Why the Job Interview is the Worst Selection Tool

The job interview seems to be the most popular selection tool in Zimbabwe. However, most people who love this selection method are not aware that the interview is an unreliable selection method. Research has consistently shown that unstructured interviews are the most unreliable selection method. Research shows that the interview methods on average only explains […]

Cost of Living Adjustment in the current environment

It is a fact that in most sectors salaries and wages have not been adjusted to reflect the upward trend in inflation. The challenge for many organisation right now is on what basis should salaries be adjusted? When adjusted how do we make them affordable and sustainable? It is noble to hear people talk about […]


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