Author: Memory Nguwi

 

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 […]

Why you should apply analytics to your HR strategy

The human resources department is still struggling to assert its authority although tremendous progress has been made. Its biggest challenge is the inability to show its value through objective evidence. The key question always is how human resources practices are impacting positively on the business. While the human resources profession has tried to get representation […]

Do not carry out a skills audit -instead carry out a Staff Capacity Assessment

Most organisations mistake a qualification audit as a skills audit. Instead of wasting your resources doing a qualification and experience audit which in most cases does not result in any improvement in your organisation’s performance even if the recommendations of such an audit are implemented, you are better doing a staff capacity assessment. Staff capacity […]

Selecting People on Merit is key to economic development

If organisations could ensure that at least 90% of all roles in their organisations are staffed on merit, very few organisations would be struggling with performance. Listening to people and academic discussions in Zimbabwe, you get a feeling that this could be one of the challenges facing our economy. Selecting people on merit means you […]

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 […]


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