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Best practices when paying Non-Executive Directors fees

Deciding what to pay Non-Executive Directors is not an easy task. The Executive Management and remuneration committee members need to be careful when recommending NEDs fees. The likely impact of paying your Non-Executive Directors below general market practices is that they will rarely commit themselves to the business of the organisation. The dilemma is that […]

How does supply and demand affect workforce planning

All businesses regardless of their size and sector, depend on human capital to succeed. Despite its importance, human capital is often not carefully planned, measured or optimized. It is a common rule that workforce planning and optimisation is one of the key roles of every leader. Workforce planning is a term used to describe the […]

Competence Profiling made simple

  Designing a Competency Model for your organisation. What is  a Competency Model? A Competency Model is a   set of key behaviours required for excellent performance in a particular role. Excellent performers on the job demonstrate these behaviours much more consistently than average or poor performers. These characteristics include the key behaviours that primarily drive […]

Artificial Intelligence in HR

Artificial intelligence is closing the gap between humans and machines. More often than not humans and machines are working together to achieve great goals. However, there is room for improvement, and top executives want it yesterday. A recent survey conducted by Price Waterhouse Cooper found that 72% of executives believe AI will offer sizeable business […]

Using organizational social networks data to build strong teams

Business is like sports. The best team win. But how do leaders build great teams? This is the challenge that every leader faces every day. There are a number of ways to build a great team and data analytics is one of the methods. How many organisations know which employee or employees? Can efficiently build […]

Profiles of Top-Performing CEOs: Rising above the rest

The Harvard Business Review has released its annual list of the world’s top Chief Executive Officers for 2019. Topping this year’s list is 56 years old Huang, the CEO of NVIDIA an American technology company. In the words of Robin Sharma “Leadership is not about a title or designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration.” […]

How to negotiate for a salary when offered a job

Getting a new job is exciting. Most people become stuck when they are asked to come and negotiate a salary package. Most people are unprepared to negotiate for a pay package even if they are on a job hunt.  Once you get a job offer here are some of the hints you need to take […]

Does intelligence really decrease with aging?

Intelligence can be defined as the competency for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, reasoning, planning, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving. It is also simply the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. Everyone does have a certain level of intelligence, but does it decrease as you grow, or do you acquire more in […]

Preparing for a Job Interview

One of the scariest part of job hunting sets in when you are invited for a job interview.  Both experienced job seekers and new entrants to the job market tend to experience this level of anxiety. The anxiety normally arises because the job seeker does not know what to anticipate in a job interview. How […]

My advice to Chief Executive Officers

Every person charged with running an organsiation carries an enormous task on half of the key stakeholders. Others take this role as a way to enrich themselves personally while others take this role as an opportunity to do well for the benefit of society. At the core of leading an organsiation are the people. Without […]


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