Following the attainment of a Charter Status by the Institute of Human Resources Management Practitioners (IHRMP) – now known as the Chartered Institute of Human Resources Management (CIHRM) Ghana, in August this year, the Institute’s Governing Council has inaugurated a nine-member HR Standards Committee to set standards for its members and all HR Practitioners in the country.
Inaugurating the members at the Institute’s newly-built HR Complex at Tse-Addo near Korr Bridge, La-Accra, the Institute’s President Dr. Edward Kwapong said the Chartered Institute of Human Resource Management-Ghana, as stated in Section 2 of the Chartered Institute of Human Resource Management Act, 2020 (Act 1020), is mandated to promote professional training in human resource management and regulate the profession’s practice of human resource management in Ghana.
“It is against this background and in conformity to the act that this ceremony is being held to inaugurate this committee which will oversee the preparation of these guidelines for the Institute,” Dr. Kwapong explained
The HR Standards Committee is chaired by Mr. Leonard Quarcoopome, who is the current Vice-President of the Institute with over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources Management and Human Resource Development.
Other members include Dr. Ebenezer Agbettor – current Executive Director of the Institute, with over 20 years’ experience in Human Resource Management; Mrs. Sarah Quayson, a manager in charge of HR Localisation at the Petroleum Commission, with over 20 years’ working experience in both public and private sector HR; Madam Boatemaa Manu-Antwi, Head of HR with the Ghana Standards Authority with 12 years’ experience in Human Resource Management and expertise in Regulations; Mr. Francis Eduku – Vice President of Goldfields Ghana with over 20 years’ experience in HRM.
The rest are: Mr. Sam Dontoh – Lead Consultant for Servaid Consultancy, who serves on many boards with over 25 years’ experience in HRM; Dr. Richard Kyereboah – has worked in over 32 countries and has over 30 years’ experience in HRM; Mr. Michael Owusu-Nimako – retired as Executive Secretary of the Public Services Commission (PSC), serves on many boards and is currently Vice-Chairman of the Fair Wages & Salaries Commission with over 20 years’ HRM experience in both public and private sectors; and Mr. Kojo Amissah – President of the SHRM Forum in Ghana, Founder and Lead Executive of CITAM Consultancy with over 20 years’ experience in both Ghana and United States of America in IT and HRM.
The short but impress inauguration ceremony was attended by Mr. Austin Gamey, a Fellow and former President of the Institute; Mrs. Helen Hagan, former Governing Council member of the Institute; Mr. John Eluerkeh, Chairman of the Professional Certification Programme; Mr. Isaac Sackey, member of the National Governing Council of the Institute; and Mr. Andy Okrah, former Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister and former Vice President and Fellow of the Institute.