Author: Kudzai Derera

 

Remuneration Challenges & Recommendations – A Country Perspective

Country Wage System overview Staff costs take a big junk of what every business generates in revenue hence the high level of attention it attracts from senior corporate leaders and shareholders. Despite the significance of optimal staff costs in running a successful business most organisation have no coherent strategy to harness the value from what […]
Why Performance Management is a waste of time and resources

Why Performance Management is a waste of time and resources

In most organisations, performance management is a waste of time and resources. Whilst most organisations claim to use some form of performance management systems very few have realised the full benefits of such a system. The major reasons for failure of performance management systems is poor design and implementation and general lack of political will. […]

Executive Management – Board Relations Survey Report

Introduction This report is part of a series of research we do on a regular basis to assist business leaders and employees make better decisions that improve the performance of their organisations. The aim of this particular research was to understand the relations between executive management and board members. Summary of Key Findings  Most […]
“Follow your Dreams” is wrong career advice

“Follow your Dreams” is wrong career advice

I hear a lot of people when giving career advice even for high school students saying “follow your dreams”. This works in a few careers but does not work in many careers. Here is why. Instead in choosing a career people must be guided by their natural ability (aptitude/cognitive ability), interests, values and personality. As […]

Frequently Asked Questions on Employee Remuneration

Today we focus on frequently asked questions in relation to how employees are remunerated. These questions are often asked by employees and employers and in some cases by job seekers. 1. Who determines how much I should earn between the human resources department and my manager The manager should have input into how much their […]

Remuneration Challenges & Recommendations – A Country Perspective

Country Wage System overview Staff costs take a big junk of what every business generates in revenue hence the high level of attention it attracts from senior corporate leaders and shareholders. Despite the significance of optimal staff costs in running a successful business most organisation have no coherent strategy to harness the value from what […]

The Assessment Centre Approach: The Best Way to Select Managerial Employees

How do you know if the candidates are really appropriate? Promoting individuals who are not ready may fill a short term hiring need, but building a strong management team should be a long –term strategy of any organisation. The first step in addressing management concerns is to ensure that you hire the right candidates for […]

The future of HR is in People Analytics

The human resources department is still struggling to assert its authority although tremendous progress has been made. Its biggest challenge is the inability to show its value through objective evidence. The key question always is how human resources practices are impacting positively on the business. While the human resources profession has tried to get representation […]

Most commonly used job evaluation systems in Zimbabwe

We recently undertook a survey to appreciate the most commonly used job evaluation systems in Zimbabwe. 82 Zimbabwean organisations employing a total of 54 964 employees participated in the survey. The smallest participating organisation employed 12 people and the largest employed 16 000 people. In basic terms, job evaluation is a process of comparing jobs […]

Are they Groups or Teams we find in Organisations?

One of the key challenges facing organisations today is building effective teams that will help the organisation achieve its goals. The need for teamwork at all levels of the organisation cannot be over emphasized. For organisations to achieve superior performance, employees need to work together. However getting people to work together towards achieving a common […]
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