Barriers to career progression of Black African middle managers : the South African perspective
- Authors: Mayiya, Sive-Thina , Schachtebeck, Chris , Diniso, Chuma
- Date: 2019
- Subjects: South Africa , Banking sector , Career progression
- Language: English
- Type: Article
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/291751 , uj:31693 , Citation: Mayiya, S.T., Schachtebeck, C. & Diniso, C. 2019. Barriers to career progression of Black African middle managers : the South African perspective.
- Description: Abstract: The primary objective of this research is to assess the perceptions of black African middle managers on barriers to career progression. While a number of studies have investigated barriers to career progression among previously disadvantaged individuals, no study has focused on the perceptions of middle managers on the barriers to career progression amongst black Africans in the workplace. The study was qualitative in nature, employing a purposive sampling approach. Data was collected by means of semi-structured interviews amongst 18 black African middle managers in two major South African banks. Results indicate that a lack of exposure to senior managerial duties, lack of career guidance and support, demographic composition of senior management, as well as perceived unequal career opportunities present barriers to career progression. The value of the research lies in the practical changes banks can make to Human Resource practices and policies to overcome current challenges. The paper is of value to managers and HR professionals in the banking sector by addressing a major South African labour market issue.
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The Alignment between effective People Management, Business Strategy and Organisational Performance in the Banking and Insurance Sector
- Authors: Kock, Ruwayne , Roodt, Gert , Veldsman, Theo H
- Date: 2002
- Subjects: People management , Business strategy , Organisational performance , War of talent , Banking sector , Insurance sector , Effective people management
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:6417 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/123
- Description: The aim of the study was to determine the nature of the alignment between people management effectiveness, business strategy and organisational performance within the banking and insurance sector in South Africa. From the field study, it was evident that the majorities of the participating companies fell short of people management best practices and were therefore unable to support their business strategies, which were in line with best practices. The organisational performance data was insufficient to determine the nature of the alignment between organizational performance, people management, and business strategy. The South African banking and insurance industry needs to realign their people management component to support the appropriate business strategy and to produce a desired level of organisational performance. A limitation of this study was the small sample size, which may have had some effect on the interpretation of the results. However, the sample represents a significant proportion of the South African banking and insurance sector. Although the magnitude and the direction of the relationships are still unclear, the opportunity exists for further longitudinal research.
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