Author: Memory Nguwi

 

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 […]
Which Professions Provide the Best CEOs

Which Professions Provide the Best CEOs

There has been raging debate on which professions provide the best CEOs. I think to some extent this argument is based on a misunderstanding of what the role of the CEO should be.  The CEO as the head of the organisation is a leader who must drive the organisation towards its vision and mission. Therefore […]
Traits you should look for when hiring leaders

Traits you should look for when hiring leaders

The reason why organisations fail can be traced to the leadership within the organisation. In Africa, for example, most institutions struggle to bring in leadership based on merit. Patronage is a key factor when hiring in most African businesses.  In this article, I will highlight some of the processes you need to hire the best […]

The importance of appreciating and recognising employees

Humans, in general, have a desire to be valued and appreciated. This is regardless of rank, status, profession, culture etc. A little appreciation can go a long way. In her 2013 Harvard Commencement speech, Oprah Winfrey captured the importance of appreciation and recognition to human beings. She said, “I have to say that the single […]

How to successfully adopt minimalistic HR

Organizations are slowly buying into the realization that HR is doing too much and that the list of HR initiatives is far too long. Behind this thinking is the notion that what employees and management are looking for is more impact, with less effort. Employees and management are of the view that HR tends to […]


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