Tullow Ghana has awarded Human Resource (HR) Mentees following their successful completion of the company’s mentoring programme.
The 12 month HR Mentoring Programme, which is part of Tullow’s HR development initiative for young HR professionals, aimed at enhancing the HR management skills of young people.
It is also aimed at promoting the HR profession by bringing together senior level HR practitioners in Ghana to nurture a selected number of early career HR professionals.
It seeks to imbibe experiential learning geared at knowledge, skills and behavior enhancement to enable the mentees to positively impact on their organisations.
Speaking at the awards ceremony in Accra for the second batch of HR mentees, President of the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners (IHRMP), Dr. Edward Kwapong noted the need for bench marking within the HR profession where practitioners get to learn from seasoned HR practitioners so as to build capacity, add value and ensure good practices.
He applauded Tullow Ghana for the initiative which would go a long way to support capacity building within the HR industry in the country.
The President and founder of Ashesi University College, Patrick Awuah in his remark as the keynote speaker, urged the mentees to desist from creating and working within what he termed as “hostile environment,” but work to ensure an environment where the human capital is fully engaged in a way that is useful to their organisations, customers and society.
He also encouraged them to set priorities, establish a strong framework of decision making, manage internal competition and create an enabling environment to allow human resource capital to flourish.
Mr Austin Gamey, labour expert and Chief Executive Officer of Gamey and Gamey Group, motivated the mentees to pursue Appreciative Inquiry in all their activities to ensure that the best was derived from the human capacity, while ensuring a peaceful work environment.
“Appreciative Enquiry is about value, it’s about recognizing the best in people and making sure that you affirm the past that is good only, and focus mainly on improving on what is good,” he said.
Irene Asare, HR and Business Services Director at Tullow Ghana Limited, in her speech, advised the mentees to apply their knowledge and competencies acquired from the programme to strengthen their respective organizations.
The Group Head in charge of Human Resource at Global Media Alliance and a mentee, Fafa Gbeho received the HR Mentoring Special Award.
By: Benjamin Nana Appiah/ adrdaily.com