Author: Memory Nguwi

 

WHY IT IS TIME TO DEVELOP A COMPETENCY MODEL FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Competencies refer to a combination of knowledge, skills, abilities and other individual characteristics that can be reliably measured and that are shown to differentiate performance. The concern for performance in the workplace has triggered interest in discovering what sets apart best performers from their average counterparts. This has given rise to the body of knowledge […]

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 […]

What the Best Company Boards Focus On

Non-Executive Directors are faced with several challenges as they do their work. The quality of the Board members significantly impacts the performance of the organisation.  The quality of Board members is largely depended on the selection criteria and process.  In some instances, the quality of the NEDs is influenced by the remuneration on offer. Organisations […]
Payment of salaries in forex

Payment of salaries in forex

Industrial Psychology Consultants (IPC) carried out a survey on payment of salaries in forex. The aim of the survey was to determine the prevalence of payment of salaries in hard currency and how companies are financing these practices. A total of 83 HR practitioners from different organisations and economic sectors participated in this survey.Most participants […]

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 […]

University student’s perception of industrial attachment

Industrial Psychology Consultants (IPC) recently carried out a survey to evaluate experiences and perceptions of students with regards to industrial attachment. Most degree programs have a mandatory industrial attachment period where students are expected to get hands on industry work experience for about twelve months. There has been a lot of debate over industrial attachment. […]

Career Tip: Get A Mentor

If you have had the opportunity to discuss with the liberators (the pre-independence generation) and the born frees (post-independence generation) about their work you will observe that there is a huge divide between these two employee groups in terms of motivation, values and perception with regards to work. You may have also noted that there […]

Student on attachment experience survey 2019

Introduction Industrial Psychology Consultants (IPC) carried out a survey to evaluate the attachment experience of students in Zimbabwean universities. The aim of the survey was to identify the relevance, advantages and disadvantages of industrial attachment as part of the curriculum of the universities in Zimbabwe from the students’ perspective. This survey contains a total of […]

Performance Management Implementation Enablers

There is no credible denial that a well-functioning and appropriately implemented performance management system that is objective and comprehensive can deliver real, bottom-line business results. An efficient performance management system prompts and energizes people to take responsibility for their performance and should lead to the achievement of superior results. Indeed, winning organisations get their competitive […]

Developing the right leaders and culture to get results from your business

I caught up with the renowned Human Resources guru Norm Smallwood to get his thoughts on how organisations can develop the right leaders and culture to drive the business. Norm Smallwood is a recognised authority in developing businesses and their leaders to deliver results and increase value. His current work relates to increasing business value […]
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