Unilever Tops HR Star Awards


John Wilson presenting the Best HR Practitioner award to Irene Asare of Tullow Oil Ghana

Unilever Ghana was on Saturday, 25th March, 2017, adjudged the Overall Best Organization in HR Practice by the Institute of Human Resources, Management Practitioners, Ghana (IHRMP) at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel.

Unilever, in addition, received the Best Organization in Learning & Development Practice Award, Best Talent Management Strategy Award and Best Use of CSR in HR Award.

Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) received three awards- the Best Workplace Diversity Strategy Award, Most Innovative Use of Technology Award and Best Organization in Employee Relations Practice.

Graphic Communications Group Limited was adjudged the Best Organization in Recruitment and Selection, while HFC Bank was awarded as the Most Successful Change Management Programme.

Barclays Bank won two awards- the Best Organization in Rewards Management Practice Award and the Best Organization in Performance Management Award.

Head of HR at Tullow Oil Ghana, Irene Asare won the Best HR Practitioner of the year Award, while Ghana Prisons Service received an award as the most promising Public Sector Organization in the use of ICT.

In his statement at the function, the President of the IHRMP, John Wilson said the CDH-Phoenix Ghana HR Star awards has been instituted to motivate HR practitioners and organizations in both public and private sectors.

The guest speaker, Edward Briku-Boadu, the Chairman of National Labour Commission, speaking under the theme: ‘Human Capital and National Development,’ urged HR practitioners to take training and retraining of their workers seriously because it is a strategic component of human capital formation.

He added that it is firmly recognized in the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651).

The Chairman of the Planning Committee, Dr. Edward Kwapong, who is also the Vice-President of IHRMP, expressed delight and appreciation to various sponsors for ensuring the success of the 1st Ghana HR Star Awards.

The event, which was attended by HR practitioners, Governing Council members, corporate bodies and the general public, was sponsored by CDH-Phoenix as headline sponsor.

Other sponsors include KPMG, GCB Bank, Tullow Oil Ghana, Ghana Water Company Ltd, Fidelity Bank, Unilever Ghana, South Akim Rural Bank, Raincoat Roofing Systems, Tema Lube Oil Company Ltd, VALCO, Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited, Everpure Ghana Ltd and La Palm Royal Beach Hotel.

Other media sponsors include Graphic Communications Group Limited, New Times Corporation, Multimedia, DAILY GUIDE, Parliamentary News and Today’s Newspaper.

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