Month: March 2017

Good Bye to Annual Salary Increases
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 […]
Nepotism in companies must stop
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 was emailed […]
Why Most Performance Management System are a Waste of Time and Resources
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 […]
Talent Shortage Survey
Introduction The aim of this research was to investigate whether Zimbabwe has skills shortage or not. Participant Profile Participants were drawn from 19 industries with most of them coming from manufacturing, mining, I.T and Telecommunications, and financial services. The Headcount from the participating organizations ranges from a minimum of 11 employees to a maximum of […]
Human Resources Best Practices Survey Report
Introduction The H.R Best Practices Survey is conducted to understand the best practices of organisations in terms of the basic H.R functions. It is also conducted to understand measures that should be taken while implementing H.R practices. Employees including H.R managers are asked questions related to their employment and the general economic environment. Data for […]
CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS RESEARCH REPORT
Introduction This report contributes to Industrial Psychology Consultants goal to help leaders understand the forces transforming the local and global economy, improve company performance, and work for better national policies. The report is in-line with our mission of maximizing returns on human capital. As with all Industrial Psychology Consultants research, this work is independent and […]
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 […]
CEO Confidence Survey Research Report
Introduction This CEO confidence survey for the first quarter carried out by Industrial Psychology Consultants. The CEO confidence survey is conducted to measure the economic future as seen by the CEOs. CEO are asked questions related to the economy as well as challenges they will be facing in their companies. The survey includes questions on obstacles […]
Zimbabwe Banking Sector Customer Engagement Report – The voice of today’s banking customer
Introduction The survey focus was to gauge customer engagement in the banking sector in Zimbabwe. Customer engagement is defined as the strengthening of the customer relationship across touch points, including the internet, phone, in person, and through transactions. As reported in this survey, the engagement levels of banking customers in Zimbabwe have changed significantly since […]
PRESENTEEISM IN THE WORKPLACE – WORKING HARD OR HARDLY WORKING
Introduction Work Ethic and Management Practices At The Core Of Business Growth What are the top seven (7) time wasters at work?1.       Engaging in “chit-chatter” with colleagues 2.       Employees running their own business on company time 3.       Idling on the internet 4.       Running personal errands on and off company premises 5.       Making and receiving personal […]