Author: Simbarashe Nyagweta

 

Parents, help your children make the right career choices

Career guidance is a major issue for most families today considering the limited employment opportunities available in the job market. Due to limited employment opportunities and lack of career guidance people have ended up in careers that they do not enjoy. Considering that we spend most of our time at work it is in our […]

Mistakes organisations make when carrying out a skills audit

A skills audit is a process of taking stock of what skills are within the organisation versus what is expected. The skills audit should always cover the following, and this is in order of priority: cognitive ability; organisation specific competencies; technical competencies (specific to each job family or role, for example, finance employees must know […]
Human resources issues that SMEs need to take note off

Human resources issues that SMEs need to take note off

Small to Medium Enterprises like large organisations face a number of human resources challenges that need to be tackled for the organisation to work efficiently. Unlike large organisations, small to medium enterprises normally take human resources issues for granted. They normally start taking action when things are already out of control. Small to medium enterprises […]

People Analytics Q & A with Greta Roberts

In this question and answer session I talk to Greater Roberts from the USA on People Analytics. Greta Roberts is an acknowledged influencer in the field of predictive workforce analytics. Memory Nguwi (MN): What is people analytics? Greta Roberts (GR): (a) To me people analytics goes outside the domain of the workforce.  It can also […]
Executive’s Views on Economic Challenges

Executive’s Views on Economic Challenges

We recently undertook a research on the executive’s views on economic challenges. The aim of this particular research was to assess the executives’ views on economic challenges in Zimbabwe. 189 Executive responded to this survey. The participants from over 18 economic sectors. This report is part of a series of research we do on a […]
Competency Profiling – The First step in employee development

Competency Profiling – The First step in employee development

Competency profiling is the process of identifying, defining and assessing those competencies believed to lead to higher employee performance in a particular job within the context of your business. When you identify and define these competencies you are making a hypothesis that these competencies have the power to predict good performers in your business. You […]

Public Entities Corporate Governance Bill: What can be improved?

While the government should be applauded for taking steps to address corporate governance issues in public entities through the Public Entities and Corporate Governance Bill, it should be noted that the major perennial problem with state entities has not been lack of legislation to deal with violations of standards, but lack of political will to […]
Why do Employees prefer: A Good Boss or Good Remuneration

Why do Employees prefer: A Good Boss or Good Remuneration

Contrary to previous research findings that indicate that employees opt for a good boss when asked to choose between that and good remuneration; our findings this year seem to contradict these findings. About half of the participants (50.3 percent) said they would rather have better remuneration (salaries and benefits) than a good boss (immediate manager). […]
Nepotism in companies must stop

Nepotism in companies must stop

The results show that there is high prevalence of nepotism in Zimbabwean organisations. When asked to indicate the prevalence of nepotism in their current organisation, of 718 employees who answered this question, 31.3% said there is high prevalence of nepotism in their organisation, 30.1% indicated moderate prevalence, 24.9% indicated low prevalence and 13.6% indicated no […]

Company vehicle benefit: Is it still necessary?

Remuneration is at the heart of most governance problems. There are various cases locally and internationally to support this assertion. Those charged with crafting remuneration systems consider their personal interest first before that of the organisation and its shareholders. Some local organisations are in an embarrassing situation where they have to cut salaries because they […]
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