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What Makes Teams Successful in Organisations

What Makes Teams Successful in Organisations

When people work together as a team in every endeavor of life they tend to achieve more than individuals. Most organisations have a budget item on team building every year for various teams in the organisation, including executive teams. What is surprising though is that most of the team building interventions fail. They fail because […]

Should individual employee salaries be confidential?

We recently published a research on salary transparency in Zimbabwe. 337 participants responded to this survey. Participants currently occupy various managerial and non-managerial jobs. Participants were drawn from over 18 economic sectors. Recent studies have shown that employees’ negative perception to the pay structure of their respective companies may prove to be harmful to their […]

Salary Transparency Report 2018

Introduction This report is part of a series of research we do on a regular basis to assist business leaders and employees make better decisions that uplift the performance of their organisations. The aim of this particular research was to measure how transparent remuneration is in the market. Our research study is aimed at giving […]

Designing a Recruitment and Selection Policy that drives business performance

Every business should have a recruitment and selection policy. The purpose of a recruitment and section policy is to ensure that the business get the right people for each role in the organisation.  The right people means employees who can on day one, start adding value according to the requirements of each job.  However there […]

The right way to set performance goals KPIs and targets for employees

Never assign a performance rating to any employee without first agreeing on what needs to be achieved in terms of goals, key performance indicators and targets.   Before you start setting your performance targets, start by identifying the top priorities for your business, department and individual roles. This makes the process more focused instead of […]

State of the Nation Address: An HR Perspective

In the state of the nation address the President highlights a number of areas where human resources can play a part.  The human resources implications are all derived from the business imperatives also highlighted in the same statement. The President indicated that “Zimbabwe is open for business.” We are likely to get investors from all […]

Every Manager is an HR Manager

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 […]

Holding People Accountable For Results

Having employees who are accountable for results the organisation is aiming to achieve is one of the key concerns for any CEO. A number of organisations find themselves struggling to instil the discipline of accountability in their staff members. It is important to note that the discipline of accountability goes hand-in- hand with the organisational […]

Is the Balanced Scorecard Approach better than other systems of Managing Performance?

To those who have no knowledge of the balanced scorecard approach to performance management I encourage you to read my previous articles on the same subject. There has been debate in both the corporate world and academic circles on whether the balanced scorecard approach is better than other systems of managing performance. My answer to […]

Crafting the Right Human Resources Policies for Your Organisation

In many organisations human resources policies and procedures are non-existent and if they are there, they are hopelessly outdated as to be practically useless. Some companies prefer not to develop written policy statements, arguing that if they put policies in writing, the company must follow these under all circumstances, even if doing so may be […]
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