Author: Jerry Ndemera

 

What drives unethical behaviour in Board Members and Executives

Sometimes I get puzzled when I see organisations spending a lot of money training Non- Executive Directors and Executives Directors specifically targeting to reduce unethical conduct.  I guess the belief in those championing such training is that these senior executives are involved in unethical behaviour because they do not know what is right and wrong. […]

Are leaders born or bred?  A Perspective from an Organisational Development Expert

Memory Nguwi caught up with one of the leading Organisation Development Experts from the USA and explored what makes a leader. Gilmore Crosby is the President at Crosby & Associates – Leadership and Organisation Development Experts MN: What is leadership? GC: While there are many possible answers, such as the ability to inspire others to […]

How to improve your recruitment procedure for graduate trainees

It does not make business sense to waste company resources training people who are not trainable or who do not have the qualities to fit into your organisational culture. When selecting people for trainee positions such as Graduate Trainees or Apprenticeship candidates it pays to invest in the selection of the right candidates.    Employees […]

Employee Confidence Index Report March 2018

This report is part of a series of research we do on a regular basis to assist business leaders and employees make better decisions that uplift the performance of their organisations. The aim of this particular research was to monitor four key indicators of employee confidence: job market optimism, salary expectations, job security and business […]

Windfall for workers fired on 3 months’ notice

Daniel Nemukuyu Senior Court Reporter Thousands of workers whose contracts were arbitrarily terminated on notice pursuant to the infamous Zuva Petroleum judgment of July 2016, will now be paid damages for loss of employment. Dismissing a challenge by Greatermans Stores today, Chief Justice Luke Malaba said the amendments to the labour laws that compel employers […]

Should individual employee salaries be confidential?

We recently published a research on salary transparency in Zimbabwe. 337 participants responded to this survey. Participants currently occupy various managerial and non-managerial jobs. Participants were drawn from over 18 economic sectors. Recent studies have shown that employees’ negative perception to the pay structure of their respective companies may prove to be harmful to their […]

Salary Transparency Report 2018

Introduction This report is part of a series of research we do on a regular basis to assist business leaders and employees make better decisions that uplift the performance of their organisations. The aim of this particular research was to measure how transparent remuneration is in the market. Our research study is aimed at giving […]

The right way to set performance goals KPIs and targets for employees

Never assign a performance rating to any employee without first agreeing on what needs to be achieved in terms of goals, key performance indicators and targets.   Before you start setting your performance targets, start by identifying the top priorities for your business, department and individual roles. This makes the process more focused instead of […]

Every Manager is an HR Manager

I have heard line mangers referring most if not all of the people issues to the person designated as the Human Resources Manager. If this is how your people are managed in your organisation you have a long way to go. If your organisation is in the situation highlighted above you have probably experienced an […]

Holding People Accountable For Results

Having employees who are accountable for results the organisation is aiming to achieve is one of the key concerns for any CEO. A number of organisations find themselves struggling to instil the discipline of accountability in their staff members. It is important to note that the discipline of accountability goes hand-in- hand with the organisational […]
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