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Trends in Wages, Salaries, and the Cost of Living

The cost of living is the amount of money needed to sustain a certain standard of living by affording basic expenses such as housing, food and healthcare. Cost of living is often used to compare how expensive it is to live in one city versus another. For both Trade Unions and Employers, the cost of […]
Why the Job Interview is the Worst Selection Tool

Why the Job Interview is the Worst Selection Tool

The job interview seems to be the most popular selection tool in Zimbabwe. However, most people who love this selection method are not aware that the interview is an unreliable selection method. Research has consistently shown that unstructured interviews are the most unreliable selection method. Research shows that the interview methods on average only explains […]

Cost of Living Adjustment in the current environment

It is a fact that in most sectors salaries and wages have not been adjusted to reflect the upward trend in inflation. The challenge for many organisation right now is on what basis should salaries be adjusted? When adjusted how do we make them affordable and sustainable? It is noble to hear people talk about […]

The future of HR is in People Analytics

The human resources department is still struggling to assert its authority although tremendous progress has been made. Its biggest challenge is the inability to show its value through objective evidence. The key question always is how human resources practices are impacting positively on the business. While the human resources profession has tried to get representation […]
Developing Transparent Remuneration Systems

Developing Transparent Remuneration Systems

The issue of remuneration is an emotive one that both sides in an employment relationship need to handle with due care. Because of its significance in the lives of employees remuneration plays a key role in driving the performance of any business. A transparent remuneration system which can be defended should questions arise is a […]

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 […]

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 […]

WHY IT IS TIME TO DEVELOP A COMPETENCY MODEL FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Competencies refer to a combination of knowledge, skills, abilities and other individual characteristics that can be reliably measured and that are shown to differentiate performance. The concern for performance in the workplace has triggered interest in discovering what sets apart best performers from their average counterparts. This has given rise to the body of knowledge […]

Best Practice In Developing A Performance Management Policy

In a challenging economic environment like ours, the only way to ensure the continued viability of companies is to focus on performance and reward it accordingly. What should be on the minds of executives is how they can effectively measure and manage performance at all levels within their organisations. However, there are two challenges that […]

What the Best Company Boards Focus On

Non-Executive Directors are faced with several challenges as they do their work. The quality of the Board members significantly impacts the performance of the organisation.  The quality of Board members is largely depended on the selection criteria and process.  In some instances, the quality of the NEDs is influenced by the remuneration on offer. Organisations […]


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