Author: Jerry Ndemera

 

Interpreting Salary Survey Data

A salary survey is the process by which internal job descriptions are matched to external jobs with similar responsibilities to identify the market rate for each position. Failure to remunerate employees comparably results in failure to attract key talent as well as an exodus of your employees to your competitors. Therefore, it is imperative that […]

The right procedures for selecting a CEO and other Executive Director level staff

Looking at our situation in Zimbabwe we have seen of late most senior executives being dismissed for various reasons. Some of the reasons are genuinely related to poor performance but a large number of these are on the basis of personality clashes between the Board and the concerned executives. In this article, I want to […]

2018 Salary Surveys Out

It’s that time of the year!! Check out if your salary or your employees’ salaries are competitive with market rates. Let’s do business:

The Interview is not the best way to select employees

The most popular method used by organisations to select employees is the interview method. Despite this popularity, scientific evidence shows that the interview method is the most unreliable way to select employees. So why is it popular, why is it unreliable and what can be done about these shortcomings? Before answering these questions I want […]

The role of HR in organisational transformation: Q & A with Dave Ulrich

I engaged the renowned Human Resources guru Dave Ulrich to get his thoughts on the role of HR in organisational transformation in our operating context and what organisations can to do leverage on their human resource. I once brought Dave Ulrich to Zimbabwe for the IPC Regional Human Resources Summit on the 23rd of March […]

It is time to rethink how we are setting salaries

The biggest challenge facing Zimbabwean organisations today is to manage wages and salaries against the worsening economic environment. This is the time for the country, industry and individual organisations to rethink their remuneration systems.   The major problems which I have alluded to in my previous articles are that wages and salaries are based on […]

Why are companies struggling to implement performance management systems?

In this article I want to share my experience in implementing performance management systems and why companies fail to build a performance culture. At face value every organisation wants to claim that they have a functional performance management system, however, in reality there is no value added to the business by the performance management systems. […]

Is Talent and Performance Portable?

Let us start by defining talent in order to put context into this discussion. I know most HR people want to look at talent as every employee in their organisation. That approach to talent management does not give the maximum impact on your business. Talented people are able to achieve the same or better than […]

Politics In The Workplace Survey (Zimbabwe) June 2018

Zimbabwe’s 2018 general elections are around the corner and they have been a source of heated debates, locally and abroad. In the workplace, political discussions seem to be the order of the day. Approximately a month from the elections, our country may be polarized by politics as never before. This survey sought to measure the […]

Poor Organisational Structures Affect Performance

People say structure follows the strategy and that is true. You should leverage your organisational structure to deliver on your strategy. In practice, though strategies change more frequently, organisations are rarely structured to follow the strategic priorities of the business. Most structures we see in practice are meant to serve personal interests of executives instead […]
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