IHRMP launches Ghana HR Star Awards 2016

By Elsie Appiah-Osei, GNA

Accra, Sept. 6, GNA
– The Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners (IHRMP) Ghana, on
Tuesday launched the Ghana HR Star Awards 2016 in Accra.

The HR Star Awards,
which aims at celebrating excellence in Human Resource (HR) annually, would
also recognise organisations and individuals who are pushing the boundaries of
people strategy in Ghana.

The awards, which
would come in 14 categories and cover both the private and public sector,
adding up to 28 awardees is slated for the first quarter in 2017.

Entries for the
awards, which is opened to all HR practitioners would cover overall outstanding
employer of the year; private and public, overall best HR oriented
organisation, best organisation in employee learning and development, best
organisation in industrial and employee relations, best organisation in
employee rewards management and best organisation in employee performance

Others are best
organisation in recruitment and selection, best HR practitioner of the year,
most successful change management programme, best talent management strategy,
most innovative use of technology, best use of corporate social responsibility
in HR, best work place diversity strategy and most people-focus CEO.

Dr Edward
Kwapong, the Vice President of IHRMP and Chairman of the Awards committee, who
disclosed this to the media at a press launch, said a seven-member committee
would carry out the initial assessment and final selection of award winners
would be honored with plagues and citations.

Dr Kwapong noted
that the awards scheme shall be advertised to request for nominations from
organisations across the country adding: “The nomination form will be placed on
a website to be downloaded from the events website.”

Mr John Wilson, the
President of the IHRMP, said people constitute every organization’s greatest
asset and HR management is the most critical factor for organisational success.

“While the pivotal
and strategic role of the HR management function in corporate survival and
growth is recognised globally, not too many organisations in Ghana give HR that
much recognition.

“And as part of the
effort to enhance recognition of the HR function in Ghana, our institute has
chosen to champion this course by initiating the HR Star Awards,” he said.    

Mr Wilson said
Ghana HR Star Awards 2016 would provide a network learning platform from other
HR professionals about the strategies that would raise the profile of the

“It is therefore expected
that we take leadership role in recognizing outstanding
performance of both members and non-members to promote best practices in HR
across the country,” he said

Mr Ebenezer
Agbettor, the Executive Director of the IHRMP, said by honoring HR
professionals and organisations throughout the country that play an important
role in companies of all sizes, the event would highlight the value that an HR
professional brings to accomplishing the strategic objectives and bottom line
results of an organisation.

“Our Institution is
championing this award in view of its strategic position as anonymous national
registered professional body and the leading institute for HR training
development in Ghana.

He called on
stakeholders to make the total commitment to the event worthwhile.

IHRMP is dedicated
to the advancement of the practice of HR management in the country with more
than 1000 members who work in private companies, ministries, departments and
agencies, as well as non-governmental organisations.      


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