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Designing a Sustainable Pay Structure for your Organisation

An equitable remuneration structure is a key component of any business. Ensure your business has an equitable pay structure. A pay structure puts people in grades. Each grade will have a minimum, midpoint and maximum salary. The minimum salary reflects what the business is willing to pay for any position at entry into that grade. […]

Remuneration Outlook for 2019

The economy has experienced significant changes since July 2018. The introduction of the Transitional Stabilisation Program by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development followed by the monetary policy by the Reserve Bank has brought in new challenges for businesses. The subsequent business challenges emanating from the policy changes above have brought in new challenges […]
Payment of salaries in forex

Payment of salaries in forex

Industrial Psychology Consultants (IPC) carried out a survey on payment of salaries in forex. The aim of the survey was to determine the prevalence of payment of salaries in hard currency and how companies are financing these practices. A total of 83 HR practitioners from different organisations and economic sectors participated in this survey.Most participants […]

Perks Zimbabwean Employees Prefer

Zimbabwean employers have traditionally offered their employees a number of benefits as part of trying to attract and retain them. It is incumbent upon employers to periodically check if their perks are in line with what employees need and their ability to pay and sustain such benefits. We surveyed over 500 employees across all sectors […]

University student’s perception of industrial attachment

Industrial Psychology Consultants (IPC) recently carried out a survey to evaluate experiences and perceptions of students with regards to industrial attachment. Most degree programs have a mandatory industrial attachment period where students are expected to get hands on industry work experience for about twelve months. There has been a lot of debate over industrial attachment. […]

Career Tip: Get A Mentor

If you have had the opportunity to discuss with the liberators (the pre-independence generation) and the born frees (post-independence generation) about their work you will observe that there is a huge divide between these two employee groups in terms of motivation, values and perception with regards to work. You may have also noted that there […]

Performance Management Implementation Enablers

There is no credible denial that a well-functioning and appropriately implemented performance management system that is objective and comprehensive can deliver real, bottom-line business results. An efficient performance management system prompts and energizes people to take responsibility for their performance and should lead to the achievement of superior results. Indeed, winning organisations get their competitive […]

Developing the right leaders and culture to get results from your business

I caught up with the renowned Human Resources guru Norm Smallwood to get his thoughts on how organisations can develop the right leaders and culture to drive the business. Norm Smallwood is a recognised authority in developing businesses and their leaders to deliver results and increase value. His current work relates to increasing business value […]

Why you should apply analytics to your HR strategy

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 […]

Do not carry out a skills audit -instead carry out a Staff Capacity Assessment

Most organisations mistake a qualification audit as a skills audit. Instead of wasting your resources doing a qualification and experience audit which in most cases does not result in any improvement in your organisation’s performance even if the recommendations of such an audit are implemented, you are better doing a staff capacity assessment. Staff capacity […]
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