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11 things you need to know about generational differences in the workplace

Workplaces have never been this diverse. We are witnessing about five different generations in the workplace today. These are: Traditionalists—born 1925 to 1945 Baby Boomers—born 1946 to 1964 Generation X—born 1965 to 1980 Millennials—born 1981 to 2000 Generation Z—born 2001 to 2020 This presents new challenges in terms of managing people, communicating and collaborating. How […]

Here is why you should switch jobs more frequently

The days of staying with the same company from graduation to retirement are over. More recently, people are changing jobs quite regularly. Workers born between 1957 and 1964, for example, held an average of 11.9 jobs between the ages of 18 to 50, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Whilst, younger workers are more […]

360 Degree Feedback Best Practices Guidelines

What has happened in companies traditionally is that feedback is a one-way street. It cascades down from supervisors to subordinates but hardly ever the other way around. Feedback from co-workers and subordinates is something that one at times hears through the office grapevine- not the best of situations. More and more companies have started to […]
41 Things that frustrate HR Professionals

41 Things that frustrate HR Professionals

The HR profession looks like an easy profession from the viewpoint of most outsiders. I took an opportunity to ask HR professionals to indicate the things that frustrate them the most.  I list below some of the issues that HR people struggle with as they practice their profession. Directors who only think highly of HR […]

How to increase productivity with an engaged team

No training program should remain static. As a company grows, its needs and perspectives change based on employee demographics, external trends, and the availability of training tools and programs. Possessing low self-worth can lead people to have poor moods, fall short of their potential or struggle to manage relationships with colleagues. However, overly high levels […]

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 […]

Employee Confidence Index Q1 2018

We recently undertook a national employee confidence survey that assessed employees’ outlook and perceptions on a number of issues pertaining to the economy, employers, job security and employment opportunities.   262 participants responded to this survey.   Employee Confidence Index is 66 percent in the first quarter of 2018 compared to 71 percent in the […]

Most commonly used job evaluation systems in Zimbabwe

We recently undertook a survey to appreciate the most commonly used job evaluation systems in Zimbabwe. 82 Zimbabwean organisations employing a total of 54 964 employees participated in the survey. The smallest participating organisation employed 12 people and the largest employed 16 000 people. In basic terms, job evaluation is a process of comparing jobs […]

9 Issues to consider when restructuring your organisation

Your organisations at some stage in the future will need to go through some form of reorganisation, transformation or restructuring. Restructuring assignments are complex and many of them fail to create the value the stakeholders would be anticipating. Having witnessed many such projects, I would like to share some of my observations. My first observation […]
Project Management Trainer Required

Project Management Trainer Required

We are looking for an experienced and qualified project management expert to train our team of 15 Consultants in project management. The trainer should have at least Project Management Professional certification or its equivalent plus five (5) years post qualification and relevant work experience. Project management experience in the private sector, preferably professional services environment […]


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