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Does your board regularly take an objective look at itself and its relevance to the needs of the company?

The increasing stakeholders’ expectations, difficult economic conditions, pressures of globalization and increased regulatory requirements have put Company Boards performance on the spotlight. Boards have recognized that it would be important for them to continually assess how effectively they are performing their roles against set objectives and goals. A Board performs three major roles in a […]

Job Search in 2019 and beyond

Why is it so difficult to land a job in 2019? IPC Jobs Portal www.ipcjobsportal.com posts an average of 10 new jobs weekly. Why then does the job search seem to get worse than it was before? If you have been searching for a job for any serious amount of time, then you understand how difficult it […]

Psychological Safety the New Anchor of Effective Team building

Team building sessions, if done well will lead to a more engaged and coordinated team but if not handled well can leave employees in a worse off position. Aside from just being fun and an excuse to be together, team building events have serious business and personal impacts. In concurrence, recent studies have indicated the […]

What is Holding Back Zimbabwe’s Economic Development?

The concept of human capital holds an important place in the theory of economic growth. Economists commonly use education as a proxy for human capital. Others have started questioning the use of education as a measure of human capital. Research has shown that education is a weak predictor of job performance and economic contribution. The […]

Collective Bargaining in the current volatile environment – Part 1

“Collective bargaining is a process of determining the terms and conditions of employment in your workplace by agreement with your employees.” -International Organisation of Employers (IOE). In Zimbabwe, it takes place at firm level or at sector level {National Employment Council-NEC}. The Constitution of Zimbabwe under Section 65 gives employees the right to collective bargaining. This […]

Machine Learning: In Simple Terms

Is everyone around you talking about machine learning? They could be singing algorithms, techniques, models, metrics and you are wondering as to how all these terms fit into the picture. This is a good runway for you to have a perfect start… A subject of broad and current interest Machines have stood the test of […]

Global CEO Compensation Trends

The total compensation of CEOs is defined as the total sum of salary, bonus, non-equity incentive plan compensation, stock awards, and option awards. As a way to eliminate actuarial value changes, nonqualified deferred compensation and changes in pension value are excluded from the summation of total compensation (Knowlton, 2018). CEO compensation is determined by several […]

What every employer needs to know about staff costs

The Zimbabwean economy has made a turn in the wrong direction once again, and most employers and employees are now reliving the horrors of the 2008 hyperinflationary environment. The cost of living is going up on a daily basis, while employees are struggling to make ends meet with current earnings. While most employers have made […]

Applying Technology to HR

Technology changes the way HR departments contact employees, store files and analyse employee performance. When used well, technology makes HR practices more efficient. When used poorly, it can get in the way of managing the company’s human resources. Technology makes it easier to gather and break down data of employees to get an overall picture. […]

We are only as strong as our human resource

Economic development is a result of the people we have. Every job will be done if you put the right people in the right jobs. That’s the biggest challenge facing Africa, especially. The key issue is cognitive power. It’s the capacity to think, to find solutions to problems.   In this TEDxHarare presentation Memory Nguwi […]


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