Author: Kudzai Derera

 

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 […]
What are the most commonly used job evaluation systems in Zimbabwe?

What are the 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 […]
What Makes Teams Successful in Organisations

What Makes Teams Successful in Organisations

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 […]

Designing a Recruitment and Selection Policy that drives business performance

Every business should have a recruitment and selection policy. The purpose of a recruitment and section policy is to ensure that the business get the right people for each role in the organisation.  The right people means employees who can on day one, start adding value according to the requirements of each job.  However there […]

State of the Nation Address: An HR Perspective

In the state of the nation address the President highlights a number of areas where human resources can play a part.  The human resources implications are all derived from the business imperatives also highlighted in the same statement. The President indicated that “Zimbabwe is open for business.” We are likely to get investors from all […]

Crafting the Right Human Resources Policies for Your Organisation

In many organisations human resources policies and procedures are non-existent and if they are there, they are hopelessly outdated as to be practically useless. Some companies prefer not to develop written policy statements, arguing that if they put policies in writing, the company must follow these under all circumstances, even if doing so may be […]

Developing the right leaders and culture to get results from your business

I caught up with the renowned Human Resources guru Norm Smallwood to get his thoughts on how organisations can develop the right leaders and culture to drive the business. Norm Smallwood is a recognized authority in developing businesses and their leaders to deliver results and increase value. His current work relates to increasing business value […]

Culture Transformation – Q & A with Chris Edmonds

In this article I asked Chris Edmonds about culture transformation. Chris Edmonds is a sought-after speaker, author, and executive consultant who is the founder and CEO of The Purposeful Culture Group MN: You wrote the book The Culture Engine. What is organisational Culture and how important is it in driving business performance? CE: Culture has a variety […]

Parents, help your children make the right career choices

Career guidance is a major issue for most families today considering the limited employment opportunities available in the job market. Due to limited employment opportunities and lack of career guidance people have ended up in careers that they do not enjoy. Considering that we spend most of our time at work it is in our […]

Mistakes organisations make when carrying out a skills audit

A skills audit is a process of taking stock of what skills are within the organisation versus what is expected. The skills audit should always cover the following, and this is in order of priority: cognitive ability; organisation specific competencies; technical competencies (specific to each job family or role, for example, finance employees must know […]
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