Author: Memory Nguwi

 

Collective Bargaining in the current volatile environment – Part 1

“Collective bargaining is a process of determining the terms and conditions of employment in your workplace by agreement with your employees.” -International Organisation of Employers (IOE). In Zimbabwe, it takes place at firm level or at sector level {National Employment Council-NEC}. The Constitution of Zimbabwe under Section 65 gives employees the right to collective bargaining. This […]

Effect of Current Economic Condition on Employee Spending Patterns

Zimbabwe has been subject to rising high inflation rates which promise to remain high till the end of the year. The next three months promise to be very difficult economically. In June 2019, the country reintroduced the Zimbabwe dollar, in which most transactions were to be conducted. Unfortunately, due to substantial economic activity in the […]

HR Quick wins for every Board

Most Boards at this moment are seized with crafting survival strategies for their businesses. This is not an easy task considering how difficult it is for the Board to share the same vision. When people join Boards they join for various reasons. Others do it for prestige, political reasons, while others do so for good […]

Designing Sales Commission System for your Staff

Most companies with sales staff tend to offer sales incentives in the form of commissions or other forms of incentives. The key question to ask for every business running such scheme is: Does paying incentives increase sales? If your answer is yes do you have enough proof to back this assertion?  Here are the reasons […]
How do you decide pay for new employees?

How do you decide pay for new employees?

Whatever amount you decide to pay an employee new or one who has just been promoted bring 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 good principles […]
Three Useless Recruitment &  Selection Criteria

Three Useless Recruitment & Selection Criteria

Last week we focused on why the interview is the worst selection tool due to its low reliability and validity. This week we will focus on other job selection criteria that are close to useless but employers still use them regardless of ample scientific evidence showing little to no relationship with actual job performance. A […]

The HR Board Report

One of the key functions of any board is to make sure the human resources (HR) of the organisation is put to good use. To enable the board to effectively execute this task they need information on how human resource activities are impacting on business performance. This task is made even more difficult by the fact […]

Trends in Wages, Salaries, and the Cost of Living

The cost of living is the amount of money needed to sustain a certain standard of living by affording basic expenses such as housing, food and healthcare. Cost of living is often used to compare how expensive it is to live in one city versus another. For both Trade Unions and Employers, the cost of […]
Why the Job Interview is the Worst Selection Tool

Why the Job Interview is the Worst Selection Tool

The job interview seems to be the most popular selection tool in Zimbabwe. However, most people who love this selection method are not aware that the interview is an unreliable selection method. Research has consistently shown that unstructured interviews are the most unreliable selection method. Research shows that the interview methods on average only explains […]

Cost of Living Adjustment in the current environment

It is a fact that in most sectors salaries and wages have not been adjusted to reflect the upward trend in inflation. The challenge for many organisation right now is on what basis should salaries be adjusted? When adjusted how do we make them affordable and sustainable? It is noble to hear people talk about […]

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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