Welcome to Industrial Psychology Consultants

Industrial Psychology Consultants (Pvt) Ltd is the trusted business partner for leading organizations on people issues. Our aim is to maximise returns on human capital for clients. Our consultants bring fresh thinking to client issues, along with the experience and research to know what really works. They deliver practical, evidence-based solutions that are tailored to your organization's culture and goals.

Zimbabwe Employee Engagement Trends 2013

The Best Employers Search 2013 has come to a close, with Industrial Psychology Consultants (Pvt) Ltd finally announcing the Results at a Breakfast ceremony held at Meikles Hotel in Harare on the 24th of April 2014. This was attended by Executives from various organisations within the country. Speaking at the awards ceremony Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Honourable Deputy Minister T. Muzenda encouraged organisations to have carefully integrated mechanisms that include recruitment and training, remuneration, safety, health and labour relations in the structures. Also present was Dr. A. Tabi-abodo (Director Zimbabwe Office, International Labour Organisation).

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CEO Salary Cuts: Implementantion Challenges

The decision by the government to cut salaries of CEOs in Parastatals was done in a hurry without assessing the implications of such a decision. The government has acted because of the outcry from the public following the publication of the salaries in the press. Yes any government would have acted swiftly which our government has done. However it is catastrophic to act swiftly implementing measures that have not been thoroughly scrutinized.

The public is reacting with insufficient information and is making a judgment of these entities based on a fraction of the information.

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Salarygate and Government’s Proposed Measures

The government driven corporate governance reforms coming in the wake of salary scandals in parastatals are welcome (Corporate Governance and Delivery Agency). However putting more rules normally does not solve problems of this magnitude. What is crucial is what happens when people fail to observe the proposed code of corporate governance.  For this to work there must be consequences for noncompliance and the consequences must be certain and immediate.

The key question is what are we reacting to?  There could be one or two organisations in that situation.  The corporate governance mechanism failed in all the reported cases and why?

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How Confidence Affects Employment and The Job Hunt

In the last quarter of 2013 we undertook a national employee confidence survey that assessed employee outlook and perceptions on a number of issues pertaining to the economy, employers, job security and employment opportunities. We used a composite index of four equally weighted indices, namely macro-economic confidence index, employer confidence index, job security index and job transition index to measure the level of Employee Confidence. The Employee Confidence Index as at December 2013 was 44.03%.

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