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How should a company manage employees that sit on external boards?

We recently undertook an outside Board participation survey. The purpose of this research was to understand if companies had employees who participate in outside Boards. We also sought to find out whether the companies have outside Board participation policies and which areas these policies address. 30 companies participated in this survey. These participants represented 11 […]

Priorities of the Zimbabwean Employee

Remuneration is one of the primary things employees take into consideration when they choose employers. Job design and opportunities of learning are among other things which employees consider. However, during these tough times where cash is scarce, remuneration is at the forefront. Therefore, employers can use their remuneration packages to attract the top talent they […]

Why are performance management systems failing?

I am observing that many companies are facing challenges in implementing and maintaining their performance management systems. Executives are not committed to it and employees would not care less. We have a very terrible culture that we are perpetuating. How do you manage your company viably without a credible performance management system in place? Performance […]

Why every Organisation needs periodic headcount Realignment

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 multi-currency 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 […]

7 Things every Board needs to know before recruiting Company Executives

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

Audit your HR practices to avoid problems in the future

A human resources audit is a tool that is used to collect and evaluate information about the state of an organization’s HR practices and policies to determine the overall effectiveness of people management practices in the organisation. The HR audit demonstrates to what extent the HR function contributes to the organisational effectiveness as a whole, […]

What every CEO needs to know about employee remuneration

Employee remuneration, beside it being one of the major expenses most businesses incur, very few CEOs understand how it should work. They rely mostly on the human resources manager for advice. This is all good but it’s better to get advice when you have basic understanding of remuneration systems to avoid being misled. Pay structure […]

Paying Bonus in the current environment is giving free money

We carried our research to find out what percentage of organisations paid a bonus in 2016. A total of 41 Human Resources Professionals responded, representing 41 organisations. The findings are outlined below. • 65.9% of the participating organisations paid bonuses in 2016 and 34.1% of the participating organisations did not pay bonuses. • 39% of […]
Giving sales incentives is giving a free salary

Giving sales incentives is giving a free salary

Most companies with sales staff tend to offer sales incentives in the form of commissions or other forms of incentives. The key question to ask for every business running such scheme is: Does paying incentives increase sales? If your answer is yes do you have enough proof to back this assertion? Here are the reasons […]

Strategy Formulation Season is upon us: Is it going to be another corporate annual holiday?

Most employees now label the company strategy formulation workshops the “Corporate annual holiday” because nothing of significance comes out of most of these sessions. Strategy formulation during this time of the year has become a ritual. Executives take time to go and enjoy a few drinks away from demanding customers and employees. When they come […]
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