Tag: Dorcas Bhebhe

 

The right procedures for selecting a CEO and other Executive Director level staff

Looking at our situation in Zimbabwe we have seen of late most senior executives being dismissed for various reasons. Some of the reasons are genuinely related to poor performance but a large number of these are on the basis of personality clashes between the Board and the concerned executives. In this article, I want to […]

The Interview is not the best way to select employees

The most popular method used by organisations to select employees is the interview method. Despite this popularity, scientific evidence shows that the interview method is the most unreliable way to select employees. So why is it popular, why is it unreliable and what can be done about these shortcomings? Before answering these questions I want […]

It is time to rethink how we are setting salaries

The biggest challenge facing Zimbabwean organisations today is to manage wages and salaries against the worsening economic environment. This is the time for the country, industry and individual organisations to rethink their remuneration systems.   The major problems which I have alluded to in my previous articles are that wages and salaries are based on […]

Is Talent and Performance Portable?

Let us start by defining talent in order to put context into this discussion. I know most HR people want to look at talent as every employee in their organisation. That approach to talent management does not give the maximum impact on your business. Talented people are able to achieve the same or better than […]

Poor Organisational Structures Affect Performance

People say structure follows the strategy and that is true. You should leverage your organisational structure to deliver on your strategy. In practice, though strategies change more frequently, organisations are rarely structured to follow the strategic priorities of the business. Most structures we see in practice are meant to serve personal interests of executives instead […]

Why some organisations always hire the wrong people

The cost of making wrong hiring decisions is enormous but we still find organisations not paying attention to how they bring in new employees into the organisation. In most businesses, the quality of the people in the organisation is the single most important contributor to business performance more than access to capital and other resources.  […]

What drives unethical behaviour in Board Members and Executives

Sometimes I get puzzled when I see organisations spending a lot of money training Non- Executive Directors and Executives Directors specifically targeting to reduce unethical conduct.  I guess the belief in those championing such training is that these senior executives are involved in unethical behaviour because they do not know what is right and wrong. […]

How to improve your recruitment procedure for graduate trainees

It does not make business sense to waste company resources training people who are not trainable or who do not have the qualities to fit into your organisational culture. When selecting people for trainee positions such as Graduate Trainees or Apprenticeship candidates it pays to invest in the selection of the right candidates.    Employees […]

The right way to set performance goals KPIs and targets for employees

Never assign a performance rating to any employee without first agreeing on what needs to be achieved in terms of goals, key performance indicators and targets.   Before you start setting your performance targets, start by identifying the top priorities for your business, department and individual roles. This makes the process more focused instead of […]
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