A group picture of new Fellows after the conferment
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June 29, 2017

The Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners (IHRMP) has conferred Fellowship status on twenty (20) human resource management professionals who have distinguished themselves in the fields of business and academia.

The conferment of the status of fellowship, which is the highest rank HR practitioners in Ghana can aspire, is in recognition of their immense contribution to the growth of the HR profession toward national socio-economic growth.

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It is also to honour them for their outstanding performance in the various sectors of the economy, including academia as well as their contribution to the growth of IHRMP.

The new fellows are renowned labour expert, Mr Austin Gamey, who is a former President of the IHRMP, Mr Dan Acheampong, CEO of Volta Aluminium Company, DrMrs Ellen Hagan, Chief Executive of L’AINE Services and Mrs Florence Hutchful, Managing Partner of 2MB Consulting Services.

Others are Messrs John Wilson, President of IHRMP, Joseph P. Appiah, Area HR Manager of VALCO, Henry Atta-Paidoo, a lecturer and former HR Director at the Forestry Commission, Alexander Amankwah-Boateng, HR consultant and former HR Manager at ADB, BossmanAgyarko, industrial relations analyst, and John Eluerkeh, HR consultant.

The rest are Joseph C. Garbah, former Industrial Relations Manager at VALCO, Dr Edward Kwapong, CEO of HR Perspective Limited, Dr. Samuel Kwashie, Senior Manager, Ghana Health Service, Paul Nartey, consultant and HR development lecturer at GIMPA, John TheophilusWarmann, a remuneration methodology consultant, Ebenezer OforiAgbettor, Executive Director of IHRMP and last but not least Stella Agyenim-Boateng, HR consultant for GLICO.

The remaining, who received honorary fellowships, are Messrs Daniel Asiedu, Managing Director of ADB, TheophilusNsiah, business statistics lecturer at GIMPA and IHRMP, and Alexander Williams, lawyer and adjunct lecturer at Methodist University College.

In his address at the historic elevation ceremony at the Institute in Accra today, Mr John Mbroh, Chairman of the Fellows Status Committee, congratulated the new fellows, saying the award connotes the highest level of scholarship and knowledge of the profession.

“You are among the best that this Institute has produced, and we expect you to be at the cutting edge of our profession, both in academia and business knowledge,” he told them.

He reminded them that the progress of the profession and “how the nation appraises us, will to a large extent depend on your actions and inactions, your pronouncements and leadership, serving as a beacon to the younger ones.”

He urged them, especially those serving on boards and institutions, “to continue to effect positive professional ripples” in their work environments.

For his part, Mr John Wilson, President of IHRMP, also congratulated the new fellows and expressed optimism that the conferrals would have the authority and distinction in HR practice and fulfil the aspirations of emerging practitioners.

Also, he reminded them that the new status imposes extra responsibility on them to be true ambassadors of the Institute and HR practice.

“This by inference requires continues research, learning and development, and the application of both modern theory and practice.

“We shall be guided by our Code of Ethics to ensure discipline among practitioners, and demand fairness from employers in their dealing with our members,” he said.

Mr Austin Gamey, responding on behalf of his colleague fellows, expressed appreciation for the honour, saying it would encourage them to do more for the profession.

According to him, “Human Resource Management (HRM) in the 21st century is no longer about recruitment, grievance procedure specialist, bargaining team member, who are called upon to manage a crisis.”

“Today, the HRM is a Delta; an agent of change, and an expert in the relevant systems and procedures in guiding all heads of department and staff to be active in operations, and reduce bureaucracy without sacrificing speed and quality.

“Crucial also is the fact that success of the longer term organisational strategy demands that HRM function is fully aligned with all policies and procedures into a contract of employment,” he said.

By: Nii Adotey/adrdaily.com