Tag: Industrial Psychology Consultants

 

Impact of Salary Cuts Survey Report

This research is aimed at establishing common practices that organisations are taking when cutting salaries and what the legal implications and challenges are which are associated with salary cuts. The findings presented in this report are meant to assist organisations that want to implement salary cuts to make their organisations more sustainable.   Although there […]

Are your monitoring your employee’s stress levels?

In 2014 we undertook a survey on prevalence of distress and other mental health problems in Zimbabwe’s working population. 707 employees responded to this survey.   Mental health is defined as a state of well-being whereby individuals recognize their abilities, are able to cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and […]

Rethinking Human Resources Management – how to make the function more effective

I have argued in this column before, that traditionally, the HR Department has been viewed as an administrative overhead. HR has been responsible for processing payroll, managing benefits administration, maintaining personnel files, and other records, managing the hiring process, amongst others. I believe those times are changing and there are immense benefits in making HR […]

All Executives should be on Fixed Term Performance Contracts

The challenges that the business community is facing requires maximum cooperation from every stakeholder: employees, managers, executive and Board of Directors of the organisation. As a result, company need to take an objective assessment of how they link performance to rewards. This should start with executives, before being effected down to the lower levels of […]

Why Are Some Turnaround Strategies Failing?

A brief review of organizational performance over the past five years indicates a lack of consistency in business performance. Considering the number of organizations now finding themselves in non-viable positions we are forced to conclude that earlier reported successes were probably due more to chance factors than to capable executive leadership. Research indicates that up […]

Does your company have the right people, in the right positions?

Have you ever wondered why some organisations are perennial underachievers? Regardless of the amount of money poured into these organisations they still fail to perform. Some of them have blamed both the political and economic environment for their failures. The honest truth about these organisations is that they just do not have the right talent […]

The Best Way to Recruit Senior Managers

Strong managers build strong companies. Your company’s success depends on having managers who make effective decisions and motivate other employees to perform to the best of their abilities.  Without strong management, short and long –term goals of profit, customer satisfaction and employee retention do not stand a chance. How do you know if the candidates […]

Are you managing your employer brand properly?

The recruitment process for some organisations is more tedious than others simply because no one worthwhile wants to apply to work there.   Often, sadly enough, we think this is because the recruitment packages on offer are not attractive enough or we fool ourselves into believing that ALL organisations are facing similar problems. True, to […]

Company vehicle benefit: Is it still necessary?

Remuneration is at the heart of most governance problems. There are various cases locally and internationally to support this assertion. Those charged with crafting remuneration systems consider their personal interest first before that of the organisation and its shareholders.  Some local organisations are in an embarrassing situation where they have to cut salaries because they […]

Your management practices are standing in the way of your company’s success

We have all seen and experienced corporate scandals of unimaginable proportions in many companies in Zimbabwe since dollarisation. These failures cut across so many sectors of our economy today. In the financial sector it’s properly dressed and it’s called “curatorship,” in other sectors it is called judicial management. Shareholders, clients and employees are left shell […]
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