Category Archives: Business General

The Job Interview as an Employee Selection tool - An Employers Guide to Good Practice

The Job Interview as an Employee Selection tool – An Employers Guide to Good Practice

The hiring of top-quality staff is the most crucial part of any leader’s job. The rest of the job is more straightforward for any leader once they have hired the best candidates for each position. In practice, this process is not as easy as it looks on paper for various reasons. Hiring people is one

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Are Property Professionals the new corporate magicians

In my varied career as a culture change professional, I’ve had the great pleasure of being involved in several large scale property projects.  The idea that property projects and culture change are somehow linked would have once surprised me – perhaps it surprises you. But it doesn’t surprise me any more.   Designing and moving

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Employee Retention during COVID-19

Employee retention strategies in the face of COVID pandemic

Employee retention refers to the ability of an organization to retain its employees. Each company and industry has a varying retention rate, reflecting the percentage of workers who remained with the organization for a fixed time. Many consider employee retention strategies as relating to the efforts by which employers attempt to retain the employees in

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Using Adaptive Problem Solving To Make Better Decisions

Using Adaptive Problem Solving To Make Better Decisions

The ongoing COVID – 19 pandemics has made it tough for businesses to make decisions. This because so much uncertainty surrounds the business-operating environment. Decision-making is the thought process of selecting a logical choice from the available options. When trying to make a good decision, a person must weigh the positives and negatives of each

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Collective Bargaining

Collective Bargaining in the current volatile environment – Part 2

Last week I shared the challenges related to collective bargaining. This week I will focus on the strategies that can be used to deal with some of the challenges. Collective Bargaining is supposed to contribute to productive, stable and sustainable commercial operations. Collective Bargaining at the NEC level sometimes takes too long. Bargain at the

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QnA

Q&A with Dave Ulrich on how HR can help the Business win in the Market

An Interview with Dave Ulrich on how HR can help  the Business win in the Market Memory Nguwi caught up with Dave Ulrich to discuss pertinent issues facing the human resources profession, specifically how HR can add value to the business. Questions Memory: How do  you measure the performance of the HR department in an

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Best practices when paying Non-Executive Directors fees

Best practices when paying Non-Executive Directors fees

Deciding what to pay Non-Executive Directors is not an easy task. The Executive Management and remuneration committee members need to be careful when recommending NEDs fees. The likely impact of paying your Non-Executive Directors below general market practices is that they will rarely commit themselves to the business of the organisation. The dilemma is that

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CEO TENURE: A DEFINITE DETERMINANT OF COMPANY PERFORMANCE

CEO Tenure: A Definite Determinant of Company Performance

In an article published by Harvard Business Review, they studied 356 U.S. companies from 2000 to 2010. They measured CEO tenure and calculated the strength of the firm-employee relationship each year by assessing things like retirement benefits and layoffs. The strength of the firm-customer relationship was also assessed by evaluating things like product quality and

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Why Zimbabwean Products are not Competitive - A Productivity Perspective

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 the

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