Jobberman Ghana has held the 2nd edition of its HR in Ghana breakfast meeting for Human Resource heads and representatives from various companies in Ghana, across various industries.
The theme for the event was dubbed “Managing Millennials in the Changing Work Landscape” and guided the conversation on how to tap into the unique talents of the younger generation for greater results at the workplace. The event had in attendance the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Hon. Ignatius Baffour Awuah; Matthew Page, Head of Jobs for Ringier One Africa Media.The event was hosted at the conference room of Holiday Inn and brought together over 80 industry professionals from Goil, Databank, Ace Medical Insurance, GN Money / Pay Global, Teksol, ACCA, Surfline and NIIT.
The CEO Of Jobberman Ghana, Mr. Geoffrey France opened the event with an address to participants, stating the purpose of the event and encouraged everyone to recognize the importance of honing the potentials of millenials at the workplace. He spoke about how much Jobberman values its relationship with clients and all the people that made time outside their busy schedule to grace the event. He also hinted on the various programs and events to be rolled out which are aimed at improving the quality of job candidates to better position them for the right opportunities.
The session began with a word from the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Hon. Ignatius Baffour Awuah who spoke extensively on the role of HR managers in ensuring that millennials find their fit in the world of work. He added that for HR managers to be successful at managing the younger generation, they must first embrace the internet era which is characterized by the generation of the millennials. The Honorable Minister expressed his delight in the work Jobberman Ghana is undertaking and urged the government and individuals to join hands together in the force to reduce the spate of unemployment in the country to the barest minimum.
This was followed by a panel discussion on the subject matter, which was moderated by Mr. Andy Osei Okrah, Managing Partner,- Alica Consulting.The panel members who were carefully selected to set the discussion in motion were; Mr. Yaw Owusu Okyere, Group HR Manager, CH Group; Ms. Ibukun Janet Ogundipe, Country HR Manager-Maersk; Mr. Andy Mensah, HR Partner Ghana and Central Africa – IBM; Mrs. Yvonne Wiredu Akpabli, Group Head, HR-Databank and; Mr. Cyril Opon Manager HR/Admin of Goil.
The astute professionals discussed the need for HR managers to employ talent management strategies to groom and maintain millennials at the workplace. The meaning of millennials was thoroughly discussed and explained as the groups of people who were born within the 1980s and 1990s, and into the computer age of the 21st century.
It was further explained that the millennials who are more acquainted with technology than the older generation are very useful at the workplace to help organisations stay up to date with current trends and developments in this internet age. After a few minutes of deliberations and questions from the participants, the house arrived at a consensus that, having a good blend of both the younger and the older generation is very healthy because both groups can learn from each other through training and personal development programmes. HR managers were also encouraged to provide millennials with leadership opportunities and the right environment where they can thrive and harness their potentials in order not to lose them to competitors.
Following the Panel discussion was a presentation by Matthew Page, Head of Jobs – Ringier One Africa Media (ROAM) on the topic Data Driven Human Resource Management. He stressed that, the use of data in HR management is going to facilitate the creation of more success stories, aid in making the best hiring decisions and determine where businesses are headed.
In bringing the historic event to a close, the CEO of Jobberman Ghana, Mr. Geoffrey France expressed his sincere gratitude to; the Hon. Minister, Ignatius Baffour Awuah; Head of Jobs, (ROAM) Matthew Page; all the adroit panel members; the sponsors; and everyone for making time off their busy schedule to honour the invitation to the event. He also emphasized on continuing and strengthening the already built relationship between Jobberman Ghana and all.
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