Author: Memory Nguwi

 

Employment Conditions Survey

Introduction The employment conditions survey was conducted to gauge employee confidence in the current economic environment. Employees were asked questions related to their employment and the general economic climate. Key Findings The majority of the participants in this survey (90%) are currently employed. 59% of participants are in managerial level and 41% are in non-managerial […]

What the Board Members need to know about selecting Company Executives

Despite the mounting scientific evidence that some employee selection methods have a very week or have no predictive power, some companies still continue to use them. No wonder why such companies continue to struggle. When you use selection methods with high predictive power you are likely to outperform your competitors and experience high productivity. I […]

Take note of these issues if you want to improve your company performance management practices

Most performance management system suffer from two main perennial problems, measurement problem and feedback problem. Regardless of what your system is called these are the main problems that make most performance and measurement systems useless.  I know a lot of organisations have different systems some very old and some new and with fancy names. Unless […]

Let us use this salary review period to correct our remuneration systems

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 arethat wages and salaries are based on grade […]
Why do most Zimbabwean companies struggle with incompetent people?

Why do most Zimbabwean companies struggle with incompetent people?

W What exactly do we mean when we say a person is competent? The dictionary defines competent as “having the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully”.  Please note that you are only pronounced as competent when you do something successfully. The assumption is that this something is positive and is pre-agreed before […]
Human Resources Outlook for 2019

Human Resources Outlook for 2019

The year 2019 is here and my predictions are that there will be a lot of things happening on the human resources front. Given that most human resources issues are linked to business performance lets first look at the business side of 2019. Although I have seen a lot of people being pessimistic about the […]

How to ensure that your business is not overstaffed

It is very likely that most organisations are overstaffed in various roles for various reasons. Some could not react quickly when we went into the multicurrency regime. In some cases, regulatory and company procedures made it difficult to make changes in headcount in line the level of production or business activity. A high number of […]

Why Every Manager Should Have Human Resources Management Skills & Training

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 […]

Why Every Manager Should Have Human Resources Management Skills & Training

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 […]

A better way to provide career guidance

I hear a lot of people when giving career advice even for high school students saying “follow your dreams”. This works in a few careers but does not work in many careers. Here is why. Instead in choosing a career people must be guided by their natural ability (aptitude/cognitive ability), interests, values and personality. As […]
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