The Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) has been adjudged the Best Organisation in Recruitment and Selection by the Institute of Human Resource, Management Practitioners Ghana (IHRMP). The institute presented an award to that effect to the management of GCGL at its awards ceremony held in Accra last Saturday.
Unilever Ghana was adjudged the Overall Best Organisation in Human Resource (HR) Practice. The company also received the Best Organisation 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 Organisation in Employee Relations Practice.
HFC Bank was awarded as the Most Successful Change Management Programme.
Barclays Bank won the Best Organisation in Rewards Management Practice and the Best Organisation in Performance Management.
The Head of HR of Tullow Oil Ghana, Mrs Irene Asare, won the Best HR Practitioner of the Year, while the Ghana Prisons Service received an award as the Most Promising Public Sector Organisation in the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
HR practitioners inspired
At the function, the President of IHRMP, Mr John Wilson, said the maiden CDH-Phoenix Ghana HR Star awards had been instituted to motivate HR practitioners and organisations in both public and private sectors.
“The relevance of this event is coincidentally ventilated by the government’s strategic direction as indicated by our President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in his State of the Nation Address delivered to Parliament on February 27, 2017.
Mr Wilson said the HR Star Awards and other similar awards for excellence were expected to drive the right behaviour to contribute to the growth of human capital.
The Chairman of the National Labour Commission (NLC), Mr Edward Briku-Boadu, who was the guest speaker, urged HR practitioners to take training and retraining of their workers seriously because it was a strategic component of human capital formation and it was firmly recognised in the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651).
“Section 9 of the Act, which prescribes the duties of an employer, placed an obligation on the employer (section 9 (d) to develop the human resources by way of training and retraining of the workers. Similarly, under section 10 (c) of the Labour Act, it is the right of the worker to be trained and retrained for the development of skills. It is my hope that those of you who find yourselves directly involved in the day-to-day management of workers will strictly comply with these provisions in the Act,” he said.
The Chairman of the Awads Planning Committee, Dr Edward Kwapong, who is also the Vice-President of IHRMP, expressed delight and appreciation to various sponsors for their contribution to ensuring that seccessful organisation of the first Ghana HR Star Awards.
The event, which was attended by HR practitioners, corporate bodies and other stakeholders, was sponsored by CDH-Phoenix. Other sponsors included 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, KPMG and La Palm Royal Beach Hotel.
Media sponsors included Graphic Communications Group Limited, New Times Corporation, Multimedia, Daily Guide, Parliamentary News and Today’s Newspaper.