Author: Kudzai Derera

 

ZIMBABWE 2019: NATIONAL EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT BENCHMARKING REPORT

ZIMBABWE 2019: NATIONAL EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT BENCHMARKING REPORT

Employee Engagement is defined as a heightened emotional connection that an employee feels for his or her organisation that influences him or her to exert greater discretionary effort to his or her work. A study conducted by Gallup, Inc. in the 1990s identified Employee Engagement as the most important factor in helping companies grow. Several, […]
Collective Bargaining in the current volatile environment – Part 2

Collective Bargaining in the current volatile environment – Part 2

Last week I shared the challenges related to collective bargaining. This week I will focus on the strategies that can be used to deal with some of the challenges. Collective Bargaining is supposed to contribute to productive, stable and sustainable commercial operations. Collective Bargaining at the NEC level sometimes takes too long. Bargain at the […]

Applying Technology to HR

Technology changes the way HR departments contact employees, store files and analyse employee performance. When used well, technology makes HR practices more efficient. When used poorly, it can get in the way of managing the company’s human resources. Technology makes it easier to gather and break down data of employees to get an overall picture. […]

Designing a Sustainable Pay Structure for your Organisation

An equitable remuneration structure is a key component of any business. Ensure your business has an equitable pay structure. A pay structure puts people in grades. Each grade will have a minimum, midpoint and maximum salary. The minimum salary reflects what the business is willing to pay for any position at entry into that grade. […]

Remuneration Outlook for 2019

The economy has experienced significant changes since July 2018. The introduction of the Transitional Stabilisation Program by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development followed by the monetary policy by the Reserve Bank has brought in new challenges for businesses. The subsequent business challenges emanating from the policy changes above have brought in new challenges […]

Payment of Salaries in Forex Survey

Introduction Industrial Psychology Consultants (IPC) carried out a survey on payment of salaries in forex. The aim of the survey was to understand the prevalence of payment of salaries in hard currency and how companies are financing these practices. The economy has experienced significant changes since July 2018. The introduction of the Transitional Stabilisation Program […]
Are you doing team building the right or wrong way?

Are you doing team building the right or wrong way?

When people work together as a team in every endeavor of life they tend to achieve more than individuals. Most organisations have a budget item on team building every year for various teams in the organisation, including executive teams. What is surprising though is that most of the team building interventions fail. They fail because […]

It matters to be the Best Employer

Being a best employer should be of concern to every organisation. Building a good employer brand ensures that the organisation will be able to attract and retain competent employees. With unprecedented staff turnover and brain drain it is imperative for organisations to create an environment that allows employees to be engaged in their work. Organisations […]
What every CEO needs to know about employee remuneration

What every CEO needs to know about employee remuneration

Employee remuneration, besides it being one of the major expenses most businesses incur, very few CEOs understand how it should work. They rely mostly on the human resources manager for advice. This is all good but it’s better to get advice when you have a basic understanding of remuneration systems to avoid being misled. Pay structure […]

Employee Confidence Index Q1 2018

We recently undertook a national employee confidence survey that assessed employees’ outlook and perceptions on a number of issues pertaining to the economy, employers, job security and employment opportunities.   262 participants responded to this survey.   Employee Confidence Index is 66 percent in the first quarter of 2018 compared to 71 percent in the […]


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