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Is the Balanced Scorecard Approach better than other systems of Managing Performance?

To those who have no knowledge of the balanced scorecard approach to performance management I encourage you to read my previous articles on the same subject. There has been debate in both the corporate world and academic circles on whether the balanced scorecard approach is better than other systems of managing performance. My answer to […]

Crafting the Right Human Resources Policies for Your Organisation

In many organisations human resources policies and procedures are non-existent and if they are there, they are hopelessly outdated as to be practically useless. Some companies prefer not to develop written policy statements, arguing that if they put policies in writing, the company must follow these under all circumstances, even if doing so may be […]

Productivity Based Wage System: Now Is The Time for Government, Employers and Labour To Work Together

The general feeling is that the above social partners are not working together for the good of the country. The obvious reason is that they have competing interests. However there is more that can unite these partners than divide them. Each social partner can contribute to the success of the country if they work together. […]

Remuneration Challenges & Recommendations – A Country Perspective

Country Wage System overview Staff costs take a big junk of what every business generates in revenue hence the high level of attention it attracts from senior corporate leaders and shareholders. Despite the significance of optimal staff costs in running a successful business most organisation have no coherent strategy to harness the value from what […]

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 recognized authority in developing businesses and their leaders to deliver results and increase value. His current work relates to increasing business value […]

Culture Transformation – Q & A with Chris Edmonds

In this article I asked Chris Edmonds about culture transformation. Chris Edmonds is a sought-after speaker, author, and executive consultant who is the founder and CEO of The Purposeful Culture Group MN: You wrote the book The Culture Engine. What is organisational Culture and how important is it in driving business performance? CE: Culture has a variety […]

Parents, help your children make the right career choices

Career guidance is a major issue for most families today considering the limited employment opportunities available in the job market. Due to limited employment opportunities and lack of career guidance people have ended up in careers that they do not enjoy. Considering that we spend most of our time at work it is in our […]

Mistakes organisations make when carrying out a skills audit

A skills audit is a process of taking stock of what skills are within the organisation versus what is expected. The skills audit should always cover the following, and this is in order of priority: cognitive ability; organisation specific competencies; technical competencies (specific to each job family or role, for example, finance employees must know […]
Human resources issues that SMEs need to take note off

Human resources issues that SMEs need to take note off

Small to Medium Enterprises like large organisations face a number of human resources challenges that need to be tackled for the organisation to work efficiently. Unlike large organisations, small to medium enterprises normally take human resources issues for granted. They normally start taking action when things are already out of control. Small to medium enterprises […]

People Analytics Q & A with Greta Roberts

In this question and answer session I talk to Greater Roberts from the USA on People Analytics. Greta Roberts is an acknowledged influencer in the field of predictive workforce analytics. Memory Nguwi (MN): What is people analytics? Greta Roberts (GR): (a) To me people analytics goes outside the domain of the workforce.  It can also […]
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