A strong work ethic, a focus on continual progress and a desire to see more of the world took Apoorva Mehrotra from his start in fast moving consumer goods in his native India to MD of Airtel Zambia. He shares his journey and vision for Airtel in this exclusive interview with Musonda Kambikambi.. Continue reading Table Talk with Airtel MD Apoorva Mehrotra
Over 2 months ago I embarked on an amazing journey of Employee Satisfaction in Zambia, find out where it lead me in this article. Continue reading I Can’t Get No SATISFACTION: A Tale of Employee Satisfaction in Zambia
‘Burnt out, overwhelmed and out of alignment.’ That, was my narrative when I approached the 5 amazing women featured in this article. Like the old adage goes ‘it takes a village’ and my goals & ambitions were my proverbial child. Thus I went to my ‘village’ and they did not disappoint, they never do. This is what I came back with. Continue reading We Speak HR: Glass Ceilings, The Impostor Syndrome & Everything in Between
Meet Mubanga, Mubanga has theoretical knowledge about sales and is excited to do her job, but she doesn’t know how to handle difficult clients. Also Meet Choolwe. Choolwe has theoretical knowledge about sales and he knows how to apply it, clients always feel comfortable around him unlike Mubanga. But Choolwe is perpetually late and sometimes takes naps in the break room. Should we be managing their performance in the same way? Continue reading The That, How & Why of Performance Management
Does the phrase ‘people skills’ in a job ad drive fear down spine, odds are you’re not the most extroverted of people. Find out how other introverts are navigating their extroverted worlds in this article. Continue reading For the Introverts Living in an Extroverted World
A week ago, I invited you to make 2019 HR predictions with me. Find out which 10 made the cut. Continue reading What to expect from HR in 2019
Employability is a set of achievements skills, understandings and personal attributes. It’s the difference between being good at a subject and being good at doing a job. Continue reading EMPLOYABILITY 101
The next time you go for an interview, make sure that the first impression is the best impression by avoiding these interview blunders. Continue reading We Speak HR: Instant Interview Turnoffs.
Imagine walking into your bank, favorite restaurant or phone service provider and the person serving you is covered in tattoos, has bright pink hair and metal sticking out of their lip, nose and eyebrow. Would you trust this person to service you? Continue reading Tattoos, Piercings & Hot Pink Hair in the Workplace.
Imagine your house keeper, children’s nanny, security guard or gardener (basically someone who personally works for you) came and talked to you about the 6 hour work day, and mentioned how it would increase productivity, reduce presenteeism, reduce their sick days and increase their job satisfaction. Would you give it to them? Continue reading Need to Have or Nice to Have: The 6-Hour Work Day