Monthly Archives: October 2019

 

CEO TENURE A DEFINITE DETERMINANT OF COMPANY PERFORMANCE

In an article published by Harvard Business Review, they studied 356 U.S. companies from 2000 to 2010. They measured CEO tenure and calculated the strength of the firm-employee relationship each year by assessing things like retirement benefits and layoffs. The strength of the firm-customer relationship was also assessed by evaluating things like product quality and […]

Why Zimbabwean Products are not Competitive- A Productivity Perspective

The OECD defines country or national competitiveness as “the degree to which a country can, under free and fair market conditions, produce goods and services which meet the rest of the international markets, while simultaneously maintaining and expanding the real incomes of its people over the long term.”  In order for Zimbabwe to achieve the […]

ETHICAL AND UNETHICAL PRACTICES: WHERE DO WE DRAW THE LINE?

In early 2018, Facebook was implicated in a political scandal known as The Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal.  It was revealed that Cambridge Analytica, had accessed personal private information of users, and used it without their consent for political advertising purposes. These allegations were first reported by Harry Davies, who reported that Cambridge Analytica was working […]

Does your board regularly take an objective look at itself and its relevance to the needs of the company?

The increasing stakeholders’ expectations, difficult economic conditions, pressures of globalization and increased regulatory requirements have put Company Boards performance on the spotlight. Boards have recognized that it would be important for them to continually assess how effectively they are performing their roles against set objectives and goals. A Board performs three major roles in a […]

Job Search in 2019 and beyond

Why is it so difficult to land a job in 2019? IPC Jobs Portal www.ipcjobsportal.com posts an average of 10 new jobs weekly. Why then does the job search seem to get worse than it was before? If you have been searching for a job for any serious amount of time, then you understand how difficult it […]

Psychological Safety the New Anchor of Effective Team building

Team building sessions, if done well will lead to a more engaged and coordinated team but if not handled well can leave employees in a worse off position. Aside from just being fun and an excuse to be together, team building events have serious business and personal impacts. In concurrence, recent studies have indicated the […]

What is Holding Back Zimbabwe’s Economic Development?

The concept of human capital holds an important place in the theory of economic growth. Economists commonly use education as a proxy for human capital. Others have started questioning the use of education as a measure of human capital. Research has shown that education is a weak predictor of job performance and economic contribution. The […]

Collective Bargaining in the current volatile environment – Part 1

“Collective bargaining is a process of determining the terms and conditions of employment in your workplace by agreement with your employees.” -International Organisation of Employers (IOE). In Zimbabwe, it takes place at firm level or at sector level {National Employment Council-NEC}. The Constitution of Zimbabwe under Section 65 gives employees the right to collective bargaining. This […]
IPC Cost Of Living Expenses Report October 2019 FREE DOWNLOAD!!!

IPC Cost Of Living Expenses Report October 2019 FREE DOWNLOAD!!!

The income for executive levels surpasses their estimated basic living costs by $12,675 per month. With that amount left after basic living costs, they remain in the best position of their households. The NEC employee does not meet a basic standard of living. The gap between the NEC employee’s income and expenditure means they will […]

Machine Learning: In Simple Terms

Is everyone around you talking about machine learning? They could be singing algorithms, techniques, models, metrics and you are wondering as to how all these terms fit into the picture. This is a good runway for you to have a perfect start… A subject of broad and current interest Machines have stood the test of […]


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