Author: Memory Nguwi

 

Jobs For The Future

Jobs For The Future

In 2017, the International Labour Organisation Global Commission On The Future Of Work began its work and published their work in 2019 in a report titled, Work for a Brighter Future. The commission was co-chaired by the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa and Sweden’s Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven.  The report states that technological advances […]

Employee retention strategies in the face of COVID pandemic

Employee retention refers to the ability of an organization to retain its employees. Each company and industry has a varying retention rate, reflecting the percentage of workers who remained with the organization for a fixed time. Many consider employee retention strategies as relating to the efforts by which employers attempt to retain the employees in […]
41 Things that frustrate HR Professionals

41 Things that frustrate HR Professionals

The HR profession looks like an easy profession from the viewpoint of most outsiders. I took an opportunity to ask HR professionals to indicate the things that frustrate them the most.  I list below some of the issues that HR people struggle with as they practice their profession. Directors who only think highly of HR […]

Using Adaptive Problem Solving To Make Better Decisions

The ongoing COVID – 19 pandemics has made it tough for businesses to make decisions. This because so much uncertainty surrounds the business-operating environment. Decision-making is the thought process of selecting a logical choice from the available options. When trying to make a good decision, a person must weigh the positives and negatives of each […]

How to increase productivity with an engaged team

No training program should remain static. As a company grows, its needs and perspectives change based on employee demographics, external trends, and the availability of training tools and programs. Possessing low self-worth can lead people to have poor moods, fall short of their potential or struggle to manage relationships with colleagues. However, overly high levels […]
5 Reasons why every organisation needs to make psychometric testing part of their recruitment and selection

5 Reasons why every organisation needs to make psychometric testing part of their recruitment and selection

Psychometric tests are used in the many fields of psychology to measure psychological constructs like intelligence, personality and interests. In business settings psychometric tests are used when hiring employees and for identifying their development needs. Based on my many years of experience in the field of human resources and occupational psychology here the reasons why […]

How to develop good job descriptions

Dozier (2013) characterises a job description as a document which indicates the clear key performance areas (KPAs), core responsibilities, and job obligations. It regularly includes whom the employee reports to, work demands, academic qualifications, and competencies needed by the person applying for the job. A well-compiled job description builds a critical foundation so that the […]
No Employee is indispensable

No Employee is indispensable

A study we did a few years ago in Zimbabwe showed that less than 10% of Zimbabwean organisations have a formal succession plan in place. This trend is worrying given that corporate boards need to ensure business continuity in case of any eventualities. Why is there such low compliance with the development of succession plans […]

10 Things every executive need to know

Over the years I have noticed things that start small but can bring the organisation down. These normally start as exceptions that management in the organisation tolerates but they can grow into big problems.  Here are the things; Nepotism – in the field of human resources recruitment and selection is one area plagued by nepotism […]

10 Things every executive need to know

Over the years I have noticed things that start small but can bring the organisation down. These normally start as exceptions that management in the organisation tolerates but they can grow into big problems.  Here are the things; Nepotism – in the field of human resources recruitment and selection is one area plagued by nepotism […]


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