You may not have a job tomorrow morning

I wrote this article in 2012 but I thought I would republish it. I think it applies now more than before. I am shocked by the level of complacency that I see in many organisations. This complacency is seen through all levels of employees. People see things going wrong and they say “it has nothing […]

Eight Ways the Human Resources Function can add Value to the Business: Applying Science to Human Resources

One of the major criticism levelled against those in the human resources function and those manning it is that oftentimes their activities and interventions are so detached from business. This has led other professionals in other functions to believe that this function is of no value. Here is how the human resources function can add […]

How should a company manage employees that sit on external boards?

We recently undertook an outside Board participation survey. The purpose of this research was to understand if companies had employees who participate in outside Boards. We also sought to find out whether the companies have outside Board participation policies and which areas these policies address. 30 companies participated in this survey. These participants represented 11 […]

Priorities of the Zimbabwean Employee

Remuneration is one of the primary things employees take into consideration when they choose employers. Job design and opportunities of learning are among other things which employees consider. However, during these tough times where cash is scarce, remuneration is at the forefront. Therefore, employers can use their remuneration packages to attract the top talent they […]

Why are performance management systems failing?

I am observing that many companies are facing challenges in implementing and maintaining their performance management systems. Executives are not committed to it and employees would not care less. We have a very terrible culture that we are perpetuating. How do you manage your company viably without a credible performance management system in place? Performance […]

Paying Bonus in the current environment is giving free money

We carried our research to find out what percentage of organisations paid a bonus in 2016. A total of 41 Human Resources Professionals responded, representing 41 organisations. The findings are outlined below. • 65.9% of the participating organisations paid bonuses in 2016 and 34.1% of the participating organisations did not pay bonuses. • 39% of […]

State of Human Resources in Zimbabwe Survey Report

Introduction The purpose of this research was to gather and analyse human resources related information and practices from different organisations to enable Zimbabwean organisations to benchmark their practices. The intention is that, on a yearly basis, we track the changes in HR practices in the country, commenting and justifying them where possible and allow executives […]

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. […]
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