Tag: M Nguwi

 

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 […]

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 […]
Human resources issues that SMEs need to take note off

Human resources issues that SMEs need to take note off

Small to Medium Enterprises like large organisations face a number of human resources challenges that need to be tackled for the organisation to work efficiently. Unlike large organisations, small to medium enterprises normally take human resources issues for granted. They normally start taking action when things are already out of control. Small to medium enterprises […]

Why Zimbabwean Products are not Competitive- A Productivity Perspective

The OECD defines country or national competitiveness as “the degree to which a country can, under free and fair market conditions, produce goods and services which meet the rest of the international markets, while simultaneously maintaining and expanding the real incomes of its people over the long term.” In order for Zimbabwe to achieve this […]

Remuneration Challenges & Recommendations – A Country Perspective

Country Wage System overview Staff costs take a big junk of what every business generates in revenue hence the high level of attention it attracts from senior corporate leaders and shareholders. Despite the significance of optimal staff costs in running a successful business most organisation have no coherent strategy to harness the value from what […]
Why Performance Management is a waste of time and resources

Why Performance Management is a waste of time and resources

In most organisations, performance management is a waste of time and resources. Whilst most organisations claim to use some form of performance management systems very few have realised the full benefits of such a system. The major reasons for failure of performance management systems is poor design and implementation and general lack of political will. […]
Nepotism in companies must stop

Nepotism in companies must stop

The results show that there is high prevalence of nepotism in Zimbabwean organisations. When asked to indicate the prevalence of nepotism in their current organisation, of 718 employees who answered this question, 31.3% said there is high prevalence of nepotism in their organisation, 30.1% indicated moderate prevalence, 24.9% indicated low prevalence and 13.6% indicated no […]

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 […]

Executive Management – Board Relations Survey Report

Introduction This report is part of a series of research we do on a regular basis to assist business leaders and employees make better decisions that improve the performance of their organisations. The aim of this particular research was to understand the relations between executive management and board members. Summary of Key Findings  Most […]
“Follow your Dreams” is wrong career advice

“Follow your Dreams” is wrong career advice

I hear a lot of people when giving career advice even for high school students saying “follow your dreams”. This works in a few careers but does not work in many careers. Here is why. Instead in choosing a career people must be guided by their natural ability (aptitude/cognitive ability), interests, values and personality. As […]
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