Author: Jerry Ndemera

 

Productivity Based Wage System: Now Is The Time for Government, Employers and Labour To Work Together

The general feeling is that the above social partners are not working together for the good of the country. The obvious reason is that they have competing interests. However there is more that can unite these partners than divide them. Each social partner can contribute to the success of the country if they work together. […]

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 […]

Developing a strategy document will not be enough

  A number of senior managers have been involved in strategy formulation for a while. Unfortunately, that is where it ends, strategy formulation. The real trouble starts when it comes to implementing the agreed plans. The problem lies with the senior management. They come up with plans and expect their subordinates to implement them. Unfortunately, […]

The best way to identify Talented Employees

How many times have you realised after promoting or recruiting and employee, that they do not have the level of potential you require to deliver on the job? The biggest challenge is that most of the companies want to go against what scientific evidence says about employee potential and performance. It costs the company money […]

Is your organisation ready to face the changing economic environment?

A brief review of organisational performance over the past five years indicates a lack of consistency in business performance. Considering the number of organisations now finding themselves in non-viable positions we are forced to conclude that earlier reported successes were probably due more to chance factors than to capable executive leadership. Research indicates that up […]
Employee Confidence Drops Again

Employee Confidence Drops Again

In the third quarter of 2017 we undertook a national employee confidence survey. The aim of this particular research was to monitor four key indicators of employee confidence: job market optimism, salary expectations, job security and business outlook optimism. 292 employees drawn from over 19 economic sectors responded to this Q3, 2017 survey. We have […]
Do you know your employee engagement index?

Do you know your employee engagement index?

Employee Engagement drives business performance. When your employees are disengaged it affects the performance of your business significantly. The only way to know the level of employee engagement in your organisation is through carrying out employee engagement surveys using scientifically validated instruments. In his book Getting Engaged: The New Workplace Loyalty, Tim Rutledge noted that […]
Best Practice In Developing A Performance Management Policy

Best Practice In Developing A Performance Management Policy

In a challenging economic environment like ours, the only way to ensure the continued viability of companies is to focus on performance and reward it accordingly. What should be on the minds of executives is how they can effectively measure and manage performance at all levels within their organisations. However, there are two challenges that […]

Leadership Derailment – Lessons every organisation need to learn

General mental ability (42.3%) is the best predictor of individual employee performance followed by job knowledge (23%) and integrity (21.2%). All the other factors such as qualification and experience only contribute less than 3%. Despite this evidence from scientific research, we find that intelligent and very bright people do not always do well especially in […]
Are millennials really lazy?

Are millennials really lazy?

  A total of 698 Zimbabwean employees participated in an online survey of protestant work ethic (PWE), internal locus of control and self-evaluated individual performance that we recently undertook.   The purpose of the study was to find out if there is any significant differences between Liberators and Born Frees in work ethic as measured […]
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