Last week we unpacked the Top 3 biggest HR issues in business as mission – as related to us by 25 BAM Practitioners. We asked them:
What have been the most important HR issues in your BAM business experience?
Here are the rest of the Top 10 most frequently mentioned Human Resource challenges and some of the comments that business owners shared with us.
4. Lack of required skills in employees
The need for significant training and staff development when hiring locally, especially when targeting job creation for a specific group.
We employ adults with low literacy skills and chronically poor, with very complex lives – this presents nested and multiple challenges – in a sense though this is why the business exists. – David, Asia
My biggest HR challenge is the critical thinking and problem solving skills within my Kenyan employees. They grew up in the rote educational system that didn’t develop it and they lack that capacity. There are few Kenyans that do have these skills, but they are typically already successfully running businesses and I can’t compensate them, or give them ownership stake in a way that will motivate them to join my company. – Brian, Kenya
Another challenge is building soft skills such as communication, creative thinking, team spirit, etc., among the staff. – Joseph, India
A significant challenge is poor technical training. Usually it’s their first job. – Hans, Angola Read more