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Achieving Strategic Human Resources Management

Despite several declarations by senior executives that human resources is their greatest assert, the situation on the ground in most organisations does not portray this scenario. With the exception of those organisations where best practice policies have been crafted and are implemented professionally the majority of organisations have no human resources practices to talk about. […]

Some Important Observations About Managing People At Work

Today I am going to share with you some important observations about managing people at work. Paying attention to some of these issues can improve how you manage people as a leader. Never pay people the same even if they are in the same grade. Remember being in the same grade is only a starting […]

Why Most HR Reports Are Useless

Most organisations require their human resources function to produce reports on human resources developments in the organisation. My discussions with most of the human resources professionals and what I have seen points to a challenge in producing meaningful reports. The starting point with the human resources reports is that they are a tool that must […]

The Value of Undertaking 360 Degree Assessments for Managers

360-degree assessment is a process where a person is assessed on some dimensions of interest to the organisation using various sources of feedback. The areas where managers are assessed normally include; level of performance, teamwork or a combination of various leadership competencies. Such competencies may include communication, leadership, strategic orientation, global mind-set, technical job knowledge, […]

Why You Should Assess Personality at Recruitment

Individual personality refers to our general attitude and behaviour across situations. It is largely hereditary and partly childhood experience. Personality is a permanent disposition. Do not expect to change anyone’s personality regardless of what you do to them. If you hire someone with a bad personality, you will not be able to change him or […]

What Every CEO needs to Prioritise

We have a new government with new Ministers. Most corporate executives have renewed optimism about the chances of an economic turnaround for the country. Every organisation has its plans and strategy for the next few years. I know a lot of the leadership in organisations has prioritized major challenges in the environment but my view […]
Are you doing team building the right or wrong way?

Are you doing team building the right or wrong way?

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 […]
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 […]

Mistakes organisations make when carrying out a skills audit

A skills audit is a process of taking stock of what skills are within the organisation versus what is expected. The skills audit should always cover the following, and this is in order of priority: cognitive ability; organisation specific competencies; technical competencies (specific to each job family or role, for example, finance employees must know […]
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