HR practitioners to have code of ethics

BY: Rebecca Quaicoe Duho
• Mr John Wilson (standing left), President, Human Resource Management Practitioners, Ghana addressing the participants in Accra. Picture: SAMUEL TEI ADANO

Human Resource practitioners are to have a code of ethics to guide their operations in the coming years.

This will ensure there is uniformity in human resource management in companies and organisations across the country. The President of the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners, Mr John Wilson, made this known at the institute’s annual general meeting in Accra.

Already, the institute has begun discussions with relevant bodies such as the Ministry of Education, the National Accreditation Board and the government to facilitate the promulgation of an HR bill by Parliament.


“A review bill has been re-submitted to the Ministry of Education to lead the process to get the review and grant a charter status to the institute”, he said.

Outlook for 2016

On the outlook for the coming year, Mr Wilson said the institute was pursuing its growth agenda aggressively and tapping into opportunities in the regions for increased membership and patronage.

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“The setting up of a Tamale Chapter and also running the professional certification programme in Tamale are both major targets for 2016”.

The institute, he said, was also working at building an office complex where it would be housed.

Delivering the keynote address on the topic “Empowering HR Practitioners in delivering business results”, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Zenith Bank Ghana Limited, Mr Daniel Asiedu, called on practitioners to abreast themselves of current happenings in the world.

He said HR was the backbone to the success of every organisation and, therefore, called on companies not to take that department for granted.

“No organisation is complete without key deliverables for HR”, he stressed. Mr Asiedu called on practitioners to also improve the competence of their workforce.