HR Focus Awards 2013

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About the Event

It was a night of pageantry as gurus, friends and members of the HR fraternity met at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel for the much-anticipated Ghana HR Excellence Awards, organized by the HR Focus Magazine and the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners, Ghana (IHRMP).

The event, which was under the theme, ‘Achiev8 Excellence through Human Resource Optimization’, sought to celebrate HR personalities and companies that have distinguished themselves in the HR profession.

In his welcome address, President of IHRMP, Mr. Dan Acheampong said the IHRMP was highly confident that this event would serve as a platform not only to reward HR professionals and organizations for their past accomplishments, but more importantly, motivate other organizations and HR practitioners to Engage in best HR practices going forward.

Dr. Mrs. Ellen Hagan, Chief Executive of L’AINE Services, also in her welcome address said she was pleased that L’AINE, with its 20 years’ experience in Human Resource Management, had been able to partner with the IHRMP to reward HR best practices. “More importantly, it is our wish that this will be the beginning of a new era, where people in other industries will also be privy to best practice in human resource and appreciate our profession for what it is; the profession that manages human resource, the most important resource in business.

The Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Hon, Antwi Boasiako Sekyere, who was the guest of honour, urged the institute and HR Focus to make the awards a permanent feature on the calendar of HR practitioners.

 The Deputy Minister urged HR practitioners to use their expertise to assist the government to resolve the Single Spine Salary Structure saga to minimize the strikes that the country was currently experiencing.

 The night saw deserving companies winning awards from the six award categories. Unilever Ghana swept four awards, which were Best Company in Learning and Development, Best Company in Employee Relations Practice, Best Organization in Performance Management, Best Organization in Recruitment and Selection.

Graphic Communications Group Limited won the Best Organization in Rewards Management Practice.

The climax of the event came when the overall best HR Company was awarded to MTN. The company was presented with the award based on their demonstrated history and evidence of best practices in HR management including General HR practices, Strategic Management, HR practices documentation, Human Resource Management philosophy among others.