Fifty Human Resource (HR) Managers and Practitioners in Ghana have been recognized and awarded for their contributions toward the success and growth of the industry.
The maiden edition of Ghana Top 50 HR Leaders; a celebration of fifty leading Human Resource practitioners was held over the weekend to award and celebrate them for their outstanding accomplishments and deep interest in keeping the industry.
The Chief Executive Officer of InstinctWaves – Organizers of the event, Akin Naphtal, in his remarks saluted the winners for haven demonstrated excellence in delivering best practices and innovation in the HR Profession.
According to him, the role of HRs are equally important and they must be given the due recognition like others in any other field, “The HR practitioner is as equal as important as any the other unit like the Finance, The Technologies and all that and going forward, we shall be promoting every act of HR,” he stated.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Fair Wages and salaries Commission (FWSC) and President of the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners (IHRMP), Dr. Edward Kwapong, who received the Life-Time Achievement Award, used the occasion to challenge his colleague HR Practitioners to launch a campaign targeted at Secondary Schools and teach them about career planning and choices.
He believed the students need this to make the right choices, from the Secondary School through the University to the world of Work. He said “there is a need to teach and encourage people to understand career planning from the lowest level in the organization to the highest level,”.
He called on the practitioners to embark on voluntary basis assignment by visiting Schools to speak to the children as HR Practitioners and encourage them to realize that career counseling is very important even at the lowest level of education.
On The Ghana Top 50 HR presentation order list; Amma Beene-Amponsah, The Human Resource Executive at MTN came first followed by the Head of Human Resources, Ecobank, Daphne Oppong.
The Group Head Human Resources at Dannex/Aryton/Forewin occupied the third position while, Lawrence Osei-Kuffour of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) took home the Fourth position.
Head of Administration and HR at the Food and Drug Authority (FDA), Jones Ofosu, took the five position, Christable Amegayibor, Head of Human Resources at Africa World Airline Limited was sixth and the seventh position went to the Human Resources Director at Vodafone Ghana, Hannah Asiokai Akrong.
Surce: Francis Edzorna Mensah
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