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Let us use this salary review period to correct our remuneration systems

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 arethat wages and salaries are based on grade […]
Why do most Zimbabwean companies struggle with incompetent people?

Why do most Zimbabwean companies struggle with incompetent people?

W What exactly do we mean when we say a person is competent? The dictionary defines competent as “having the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully”.  Please note that you are only pronounced as competent when you do something successfully. The assumption is that this something is positive and is pre-agreed before […]
Human Resources Outlook for 2019

Human Resources Outlook for 2019

The year 2019 is here and my predictions are that there will be a lot of things happening on the human resources front. Given that most human resources issues are linked to business performance lets first look at the business side of 2019. Although I have seen a lot of people being pessimistic about the […]

How to ensure that your business is not overstaffed

It is very likely that most organisations are overstaffed in various roles for various reasons. Some could not react quickly when we went into the multicurrency regime. In some cases, regulatory and company procedures made it difficult to make changes in headcount in line the level of production or business activity. A high number of […]

Why Every Manager Should Have Human Resources Management Skills & Training

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 […]

A better way to provide career guidance

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 […]

Building commitment to your 2019 business strategy

It has become fashionable in the corporate world to have some form of strategy for the organisation. We often find organisations going to resorts, far away from the office to craft the destiny of the company. They come back from the resort with a document they call a strategy. What is interesting about the strategies […]

Aligning employees goals to your 2019 business strategy

Goal alignment in organisations is a precondition for a successful performance measurement system. Individual goals need to be aligned with higher goals in the organisation both vertically and horizontally. Lack of goal alignment is one of the reasons why performance management systems do not produce the desired positive impact on organisational productivity. Very few managers […]

The danger of equating leadership to hierarchy

The general misconception I see as I do my work and interact with people is that the majority of the decision makers and ordinary people equate leadership to hierarchy. If the job carries the title “manager” therefore the person in that role must be a good manager. Such assumptions lead to a lot of bad […]

A psychological perspective to unethical behaviour

The question as to why people engage in unethical behaviour is a difficult question for most people to answer. What is it that drives people to act unethically? This is the question that I will try to answer in this article. When an individual violates societal moral norms they are classified as having acted unethically. […]

 

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