Tag: HR Perspective

 

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. […]

Are leaders born or bred?  A Perspective from an Organisational Development Expert

Memory Nguwi caught up with one of the leading Organisation Development Experts from the USA and explored what makes a leader. Gilmore Crosby is the President at Crosby & Associates – Leadership and Organisation Development Experts MN: What is leadership? GC: While there are many possible answers, such as the ability to inspire others to […]
What are the most commonly used job evaluation systems in Zimbabwe?

What are 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 […]
What Makes Teams Successful in Organisations

What Makes Teams Successful in Organisations

When people work together as a team in every endeavor of life they tend to achieve more than individuals. Most organisations have a budget item on team building every year for various teams in the organisation, including executive teams. What is surprising though is that most of the team building interventions fail. They fail because […]

Should individual employee salaries be confidential?

We recently published a research on salary transparency in Zimbabwe. 337 participants responded to this survey. Participants currently occupy various managerial and non-managerial jobs. Participants were drawn from over 18 economic sectors. Recent studies have shown that employees’ negative perception to the pay structure of their respective companies may prove to be harmful to their […]

Designing a Recruitment and Selection Policy that drives business performance

Every business should have a recruitment and selection policy. The purpose of a recruitment and section policy is to ensure that the business get the right people for each role in the organisation.  The right people means employees who can on day one, start adding value according to the requirements of each job.  However there […]

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 […]

State of the Nation Address: An HR Perspective

In the state of the nation address the President highlights a number of areas where human resources can play a part.  The human resources implications are all derived from the business imperatives also highlighted in the same statement. The President indicated that “Zimbabwe is open for business.” We are likely to get investors from all […]

Holding People Accountable For Results

Having employees who are accountable for results the organisation is aiming to achieve is one of the key concerns for any CEO. A number of organisations find themselves struggling to instil the discipline of accountability in their staff members. It is important to note that the discipline of accountability goes hand-in- hand with the organisational […]
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