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“Follow your Dreams” is wrong career advice

“Follow your Dreams” is wrong career advice

I hear a lot of people when giving career advice even for high school students saying “follow your dreams”. This works in a few careers but does not work in many careers. Here is why. Instead in choosing a career people must be guided by their natural ability (aptitude/cognitive ability), interests, values and personality. As […]

Frequently Asked Questions on Employee Remuneration

Today we focus on frequently asked questions in relation to how employees are remunerated. These questions are often asked by employees and employers and in some cases by job seekers. 1. Who determines how much I should earn between the human resources department and my manager The manager should have input into how much their […]

Remuneration Challenges & Recommendations – A Country Perspective

Country Wage System overview Staff costs take a big junk of what every business generates in revenue hence the high level of attention it attracts from senior corporate leaders and shareholders. Despite the significance of optimal staff costs in running a successful business most organisation have no coherent strategy to harness the value from what […]

The Assessment Centre Approach: The Best Way to Select Managerial Employees

How do you know if the candidates are really appropriate? Promoting individuals who are not ready may fill a short term hiring need, but building a strong management team should be a long –term strategy of any organisation. The first step in addressing management concerns is to ensure that you hire the right candidates for […]

The future of HR is in People Analytics

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 […]

Are they Groups or Teams we find in Organisations?

One of the key challenges facing organisations today is building effective teams that will help the organisation achieve its goals. The need for teamwork at all levels of the organisation cannot be over emphasized. For organisations to achieve superior performance, employees need to work together. However getting people to work together towards achieving a common […]

Implementing performance based pay for your business

In a challenging economic environment like ours, the only way to ensure the continued viability of companies is to focus on performance and reward it accordingly. What should be on the minds of executives is how they can effectively measure and manage performance at all levels within their organisations. Organisations need to design performance incentives […]

The future of HR is in People Analytics

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 […]

State of the Zimbabwean labour force: Employee confidence June 2017

We recently undertook a national employee confidence survey that assessed employees’ outlook and perceptions on a number of issues pertaining to the economy, employers, job security and employment opportunities. Most of the participants (51. 5 percent) believe that if they lose their jobs right now, they will not be able to get another similar or […]
The role of HR in organisational transformation: Q & A with Dave Ulrich

The role of HR in organisational transformation: Q & A with Dave Ulrich

I recently engaged the renowned Human Resources guru Dave Ulrich to get his thoughts on the role of HR in organisational transformation in our operating context and what organisations can to do leverage on their human resource. I once brought Dave Ulrich to Zimbabwe for the IPC Regional Human Resources Summit on the 23rd of […]
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