Author: Kudzai Derera

 

Why Most Performance Management System are a Waste of Time and Resources

Why Most Performance Management System are a Waste of Time and Resources

Most performance management systems suffer from two main persistent problems; measurement problem and feedback problem. Regardless of what your system is called, these are the main problems that render most performance measurement systems useless.  I know a lot of organisations have different systems, some very old and some new, and with fancy names. Unless and […]

Do away with company cars

I have published this article before, but I thought is it important to revisit it again. Remuneration is at the heart of most governance problems. There are various cases locally and internationally to support this assertion. Those charged with crafting remuneration systems consider their personal interest first before that of the organisation and its shareholders. […]

Why every Organisation needs periodic headcount Realignment

It is very likely that most organisations are overstaffed in various roles for various reasons. Some could not react quickly when we went into the multi-currency regime. In some cases, regulatory and company procedures made it difficult to make changes in headcount in line the level of production or business activity. A high number of […]

7 Things every Board needs to know before recruiting Company Executives

Despite the mounting scientific evidence that some employee selection methods have very weak or no predictive power, some companies still continue to use them. No wonder why such companies continue to struggle to find the right talent. When you use selection methods with high predictive power you are likely to outperform your competitors and experience […]
Project Management Trainer Required

Project Management Trainer Required

We are looking for an experienced and qualified project management expert to train our team of 15 Consultants in project management. The trainer should have at least Project Management Professional certification or its equivalent plus five (5) years post qualification and relevant work experience. Project management experience in the private sector, preferably professional services environment […]

Audit your HR practices to avoid problems in the future

A human resources audit is a tool that is used to collect and evaluate information about the state of an organization’s HR practices and policies to determine the overall effectiveness of people management practices in the organisation. The HR audit demonstrates to what extent the HR function contributes to the organisational effectiveness as a whole, […]

What every CEO needs to know about employee remuneration

Employee remuneration, beside 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 basic understanding of remuneration systems to avoid being misled. Pay structure […]
Giving sales incentives is giving a free salary

Giving sales incentives is giving a free salary

Most companies with sales staff tend to offer sales incentives in the form of commissions or other forms of incentives. The key question to ask for every business running such scheme is: Does paying incentives increase sales? If your answer is yes do you have enough proof to back this assertion? Here are the reasons […]

Strategy Formulation Season is upon us: Is it going to be another corporate annual holiday?

Most employees now label the company strategy formulation workshops the “Corporate annual holiday” because nothing of significance comes out of most of these sessions. Strategy formulation during this time of the year has become a ritual. Executives take time to go and enjoy a few drinks away from demanding customers and employees. When they come […]
Improving Organisational efficiencies using Total Factor Productivity Measurement

Improving Organisational efficiencies using Total Factor Productivity Measurement

The Challenge… In this post, we present the results from a research study on using productivity measurement models to determine the sustainability of profits at a local company in Zimbabwe. Given the tough economic environment that Zimbabwean companies are operating in, this particular company felt that it was crucial for them to know if their […]
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