John Wilson, President?of the Ghana Institute of?Human Resource Management?Practitioners Ghana?(IHRMP), has urged?Human Resource (HR)?practitioners to be very?innovative in order to?remain relevant in the economic?development of the?nation.
Mr. Wilson disclosed?this while speaking at the?6th Graduation ceremony?of the Ghana Institute of?Human Resource Management?Practitioners ?(IHRMP) at the KAMA?Conference Centre in?Accra.
He said HR practitioners?have a role to play in?the changing face of innovation,?stating ?Let us not?perpetuate the old HR?practices but rather look?for opportunities to?improve.
?Challenge existing?policies and procedures?with your new knowledge?and skills and add more?value to your business.?
Austin Gamey, Guest?Speaker at the ceremony,?said the business environment?in Ghana today is?very challenging.
He said managers and?staff were faced with?unprecedented technological change, challenging?economic conditions and?increasing competition.
?There is no doubt that?finding and keeping the?right mix of people, skills and capabilities is crucial?to achieving business agility?and ultimately sustainable?competitive advantage,??Mr. Gamey said.
He said seven ways in?which organization can?attract and retain top talents?for competitive edge,?which are: communication?methods; working environment;?management?styles; organizational reputation;?clear career progression;?training and?development, as well as?workplace conflict resolution.
Mr. Gamey recommended?the use of emails,?intranet and other ICT
methods to communicate?in an organization since?they appeal to all generations.
Of the 38 HR Practitioners?who graduated, 37?were associate members.
By Cephas Larbi