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Selecting People on Merit is key to economic development

If organisations could ensure that at least 90% of all roles in their organisations are staffed on merit, very few organisations would be struggling with performance. Listening to people and academic discussions in Zimbabwe, you get a feeling that this could be one of the challenges facing our economy. Selecting people on merit means you […]

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 […]
How do you decide what to pay an individual employee?

How do you decide what to pay an individual employee?

Whatever amount you decide to pay a new employee or one who has just been promoted brings some level of risk to your business. The risk is that the individual may fail to deliver while you have tied the organisation into a high-cost structure. The euphoria of getting a new person on-board sometimes works against […]

What the Board Members need to know about selecting Company Executives

Despite the mounting scientific evidence that some employee selection methods have a very week or have no predictive power, some companies still continue to use them. No wonder why such companies continue to struggle. When you use selection methods with high predictive power you are likely to outperform your competitors and experience high productivity. I […]

Take note of these issues if you want to improve your company performance management practices

Most performance management system suffer from two main perennial problems, measurement problem and feedback problem. Regardless of what your system is called these are the main problems that make most performance and measurement systems useless.  I know a lot of organisations have different systems some very old and some new and with fancy names. Unless […]

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 […]
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