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Why You Should Assess Personality at Recruitment

Individual personality refers to our general attitude and behaviour across situations. It is largely hereditary and partly childhood experience. Personality is a permanent disposition. Do not expect to change anyone’s personality regardless of what you do to them. If you hire someone with a bad personality, you will not be able to change him or […]

What Every CEO needs to Prioritise

We have a new government with new Ministers. Most corporate executives have renewed optimism about the chances of an economic turnaround for the country. Every organisation has its plans and strategy for the next few years. I know a lot of the leadership in organisations has prioritized major challenges in the environment but my view […]
Ensuring that your organisation has the right workforce plan

Ensuring that your organisation has the right workforce plan

Workforce planning is the process by which an organisation aligns its changing needs, both operational and strategic, with its people strategy. This process entails a lot of things and from experience, different functions of the business appreciate the different facets of workforce planning individually, but rarely the entire process. Human resources practitioners seem to know […]
Are you doing team building the right or wrong way?

Are you doing team building the right or wrong way?

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 […]

Interpreting Salary Survey Data

A salary survey is the process by which internal job descriptions are matched to external jobs with similar responsibilities to identify the market rate for each position. Failure to remunerate employees comparably results in failure to attract key talent as well as an exodus of your employees to your competitors. Therefore, it is imperative that […]

The right procedures for selecting a CEO and other Executive Director level staff

Looking at our situation in Zimbabwe we have seen of late most senior executives being dismissed for various reasons. Some of the reasons are genuinely related to poor performance but a large number of these are on the basis of personality clashes between the Board and the concerned executives. In this article, I want to […]

2018 Salary Surveys Out

It’s that time of the year!! Check out if your salary or your employees’ salaries are competitive with market rates. Let’s do business:

The Interview is not the best way to select employees

The most popular method used by organisations to select employees is the interview method. Despite this popularity, scientific evidence shows that the interview method is the most unreliable way to select employees. So why is it popular, why is it unreliable and what can be done about these shortcomings? Before answering these questions I want […]

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

I 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 March […]

It is time to rethink how we are setting salaries

The biggest challenge facing Zimbabwean organisations today is to manage wages and salaries against the worsening economic environment. This is the time for the country, industry and individual organisations to rethink their remuneration systems.   The major problems which I have alluded to in my previous articles are that wages and salaries are based on […]
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