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picBL Premium reports that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is looking for someone to help boost morale and improve its relationship with employees.  

This comes after a bruising year at the state-owned asset manager marked by allegations of bullying and intimidation of staff.  The PIC recently posted a tender on its website for a service provider to deal with the “urgent need to embark on an intervention to strengthen relationships and enhance morale in the workplace”.  The new service provider will be asked to conduct a wide-ranging review of the PIC’s human resource strategy and practice, including to “identify, investigate and analyse the root causes of the current PIC organisational climate”.  Other tasks will consist of evaluating all human capital interventions, including reviewing the remuneration and rewards system of the organisation and designing a “dispute resolution methodology”.  Many staff members have apparently also expressed dissatisfaction with the way bonuses and promotions are determined.  The deterioration in relations between the rank-and-file employees and the leadership, as well as the treatment of specific employees, has led to staff forming their own union to look after the rights of workers.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Warren Thompson at BusinessLive


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