Author: Jerry Ndemera

 

Sick Leave Trends Survey

Sick Leave Trends Survey

Introduction Absence due to sickness is of great concern and has huge economic and social consequences. The aim of this survey was to find the rate at which employees fake sick leave. Employees were asked questions related to sick leave and the general economic climate. Executive Summary In this survey we investigated sick leave trends […]

Perks Zimbabwean Employees Prefer

Zimbabwean employers have traditionally offered their employees a number of benefits as part of trying to attract and retain them. It is incumbent upon employers to periodically check if their perks are in line with what employees need and their ability to pay and sustain such benefits. We surveyed over 500 employees across all sectors […]
How do you decide what to pay an individual employee?

How do you decide what to pay an individual employee?

Whatever amount you decide to pay a new employee or one who has just been promoted brings some level of risk to your business. The risk is that the individual may fail to deliver while you have tied the organisation into a high-cost structure. The euphoria of getting a new person on-board sometimes works against […]

Ranking of Local Universities (Zimbabwe) by Quality of Graduates: An Employer’s Perspective

Industrial Psychology Consultants (Pvt) Ltd carried out a survey to gauge the perceptions of employers with regard to the quality of graduates coming out of local Universities. The survey targeted Human Resources Professionals specifically and extended the invitation to other senior managerial roles. These participants were chosen for their experience in recruiting and selecting graduates […]

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 […]

Take a look at the current cost of living dashboard, representing the real time costs incurred by the Zimbabwean citizens. The dashboard shows costs at different levels of employment that is Executives, Middle Management and Lower levels.

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