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Graphic wins HR award

BY: Arku Jasmine

The Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) has been adjudged the Best Organisation in Rewards Management Practice.
The award comes on the heels of a similar award by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana (CIMG), which adjudged the GCGL the Media Organisation of the Year.

The company recently received the International Star Award for Quality in the Gold Category in Geneva, Switzerland.

At the awards ceremony organised by HR Focus Magazine and the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners, Ghana (IHRMP), Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN) emerged the Overall Best HR Company in the country.

MTN was adjudged the best based on its demonstrated history and evidence of best practices in HR management, including General HR Practices, Strategic Management, HR Practices Documentation, Human Resource Management Philosophy, among other practices.

The event, which was on the theme, “Achieving Excellence through Human Resource Optimisation”, sought to celebrate HR personalities and companies that had distinguished themselves in the HR profession.

In his welcome address, the President of IHRMP, Mr Dan Acheampong, said the IHRMP was highly confident that the event would serve as a platform not only to reward HR professionals and organisations for their accomplishments but also motivate other organisations and HR practitioners to engage in best HR practices.

The Chief Executive of L’AINE Services, Dr Mrs Ellen Hagan, said she was pleased that L’AINE, with its 20 years’ experience in human resource management, had been able to partner the IHRMP to reward HR best practices.

“More importantly, it is our wish that this will be the beginning of a new era when people in other industries will also be privy to best practices in human resource and appreciate our profession for what it is; the profession that manages human resource, the most important resource in business,” she said.

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

He urged HR practitioners to use their expertise to assist the government to resolve the Single Spine Salary Structure saga to minimise the strikes that the country was currently experiencing.

Deserving companies won awards from the six award categories.

Unilever Ghana swept four awards, including the Best Company in Learning and Development; Best Company in Employee Relations Practice; Best Organisation in Performance Management and the Best Organisation in Recruitment and Selection.

At the same venue, the Vodafone HR Forum brought seasoned HR practitioners to speak on various topics, including: The SSSS: Impact on the Private Sector and Economy.

Daily Graphic/Ghana