Tag: Psychology

 

Individual Personality, Emotional Intelligence, and Life Outcomes

Memory Nguwi caught up with Steve Hunt (Senior Vice President Human Capital Management Research at SAP SuccessFactors) to discuss how personality and emotional intelligence impact on life outcomes.   MN: What is individual personality and can it be changed or improved? SH: Personality is often defined as a natural tendency to display certain kinds of […]
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
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 […]

People Analytics Q & A with Greta Roberts

In this question and answer session I talk to Greater Roberts from the USA on People Analytics. Greta Roberts is an acknowledged influencer in the field of predictive workforce analytics. Memory Nguwi (MN): What is people analytics? Greta Roberts (GR): (a) To me people analytics goes outside the domain of the workforce.  It can also […]
Executive’s Views on Economic Challenges

Executive’s Views on Economic Challenges

We recently undertook a research on the executive’s views on economic challenges. The aim of this particular research was to assess the executives’ views on economic challenges in Zimbabwe. 189 Executive responded to this survey. The participants from over 18 economic sectors. This report is part of a series of research we do on a […]
Competency Profiling – The First step in employee development

Competency Profiling – The First step in employee development

Competency profiling is the process of identifying, defining and assessing those competencies believed to lead to higher employee performance in a particular job within the context of your business. When you identify and define these competencies you are making a hypothesis that these competencies have the power to predict good performers in your business. You […]

Annual Bonus Survey Research Report 2013

Survey Methodology and Sample   We sent out a questionnaire to organisations in all sectors of the economy and asked them if they were paying a bonus in 2013. A total of 89 organisations responded. The distribution of respondents by sector was as follows:     Manufacturing 20.22% Mining 6.74% Public Service and local government […]
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