In this article I want to highlight nine (9) things that organisation should avoid at all cost in order to avoid a public fallout with key stakeholders. 1. Increasing salaries with the hope that business performance will increase- Avoid the temptation to increase staff cost with the hope that business performance or economic environment is […]
This podcast helps you to understand what job evaluation is and is not. It helps you to plot a road map to ensure the effectively implementation and maintenance of a job evaluation system. Implementing and maintaining a job evaluation system should not be difficult, let’s help you to do it right.
Never badmouth your employer. Yes. No matter how tempting it is to speak ill of your employer or colleagues, do not do it. The thing is, very few places of work are all rosy – in fact, I am yet to come across such a place. No matter how terrible your current workplace is, do […]
The telephone is probably one of the most important customer touch points. Every company should train its staff on telephone etiquette. There should be a clear and standard way of how employees use phones at your company. People are tarnishing good, professional, brands because of how they handle phone calls. The rules of telephone […]
Most people wish they could tell their bosses what they really think about them. The 360-degree assessment was designed with that goal in mind – extracting an honest and insightful look at employees and how they work. A 360 degree feedback is an excellent developmental tool, which provides clear and practical insight into how a […]
Job evaluation is a systematic way of determining the relative worth of a job within a particular organisation and categorise them into grades. The purpose of embarking on a job evaluation systems is to ensure that there is both internal and external equity in the administration of salaries and benefits. If you have many employees […]
Zimbabwean companies to a large extend have now realised that increasing fixed remuneration like basic salaries and allowances is a risky affair. The majority of companies are on the brink of collapse as a result of poor judgment when it comes to managing remuneration. Others have adjusted salaries haphazardly resulting in unsustainable wage bills. Others […]
Introduction This report presents the results of a study to find out the prevalence of nepotism within Zimbabwean workplaces. A total of 1 173 employees responded to the survey. The Wikipedia definition of nepotism is “Nepotism is based on favouritism granted to relatives in various fields, including business, politics, entertainment, sports, religion and other activities.” Methodology A questionnaire […]
Most performance management systems suffer from two main persistent problems; measurement problem and feedback problem. Regardless of what your system is called, these are the main problems that render most performance measurement systems useless. I know a lot of organisations have different systems, some very old and some new, and with fancy names. Unless and […]
Take a look at the current cost of living dashboard, representing the real time costs incurred by the Zimbabwean citizens. The dashboard shows costs at different levels of employment that is Executives, Middle Management and Lower levels.