Mr Casely Ato Coleman

Mr Casely Ato Coleman, Senior Global Human Resource Practitioner, has challenged Ghanaian employers to appreciate employees through investment in their engagement initiatives to respond to their needs.

That, he said, would go a long way to drive organisational excellence.

Mr Ato Coleman, also a Visiting Professor of Human Resource (HR) at the Senegal Institute Superieur De Management, said that was a key enabler to demonstrating employee appreciation.

Mr Coleman said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) ahead of the International Employee Appreciation Day, which falls on the first Friday of March.

The Day focuses on employees in all sectors of the economy with activities to recognise and celebrate them.

Mr Coleman, a Senior Fellow of IMANI Africa, shared his recent comparative research on the implications of COVID-19 on the employee value proposition, which covered Australia, United States and sub-Sahara Africa, Ghana inclusive.

The study found three key trends, the first being a convergence of HR practices around remote working, employee wellbeing and operational excellence as employers facilitated business continuity plans to meet customer promise.

The secondly was the importance of leadership intentionality to drive employee engagement; and third being workplace culture and good engagement to help employees to deliver their best to ensure business resilience during a pandemic.

Mr Coleman said when employees were appreciated, they became rationally committed to the values, vision and mission of the business.

He said investing in total rewards systems and putting in place learning and development policies were ways to show appreciation to employees.

Mr Coleman, a part-time lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School, said the Employee Appreciation Day was an innovation to embed the culture of employee engagement in Ghana.

Disclaimer: News Ghana is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.

Send your news stories to [email protected] and via WhatsApp on +1-508-812-0505 

Previous articleKwadaso MP supports Ghana Armed Forces Central Command
Next articleZimbabwe’s annual inflation declines to 321 percent in February
The Ghana news Agency (GNA) was established on March 5, 1957, i.e. on the eve of Ghana's independence and charged with the "dissemination of truthful unbiased news". It was the first news agency to be established in Sub-Saharan Africa. GNA was part of a comprehensive communication policy that sought to harness the information arm of the state to build a viable, united and cohesive nation-state. GNA has therefore been operating in the unique role of mobilizing the citizens for nation building, economic and social development, national unity and integration.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here