CIHRM confers 68 Chartered HR professionals

Human Resource Management

The Chartered Institute of Human Resource Management Ghana has held a conferral ceremony for 68 Chartered HR practitioners in Accra, with a call by Dr. Edward Kwapong, President of the Institute, to members to be standard bearers of the institute and good ambassadors at all time.

He urged them to be mindful of the fact that the institute would be watching them in their workplaces. HR plays a very important role in every organisation, so he expects that they make an important contribution so that they will be drawn to be part of the strategic decision-making body at their workplaces.

“We pledge to provide you any support you may require in terms of competencies and advice. We will also share research findings with you, encourage you to undertake our CPD programmes. On your part, you will never do anything to disgrace the institute. You will never be hauled before a Disciplinary Committee nor the Ethics Committee,” Dr. Edward Kwapong concluded.

In his welcome address, the CEO of the institute, Dr. Ebenezer Agbettor, said this conferral ceremony was very significant as the institute continues to witness an increase in the number of chartered members. With this conferrals of 68 members, the chartered number goes up from 255 members last year to 323 this year, an increase of 27 percent. He told the newly conferred Chartered HR Practitioners that now that they have satisfied all the requirements as enshrined in section 16 (5) of the Chartered Institute of Human Resource Management, Ghana ACT 2020 (ACT 1020), they deserve the new status: Chartered Human Resource Management Practitioner.

The Guest Speaker for the ceremony, Nana Kwabena Yeboah, Head – Human Resource, GCB Bank Plc, urged members to be strategic partners of their establishments by reflecting, strategising and becoming meaningful to the business.
Speaking on the theme ‘Making HR Certification Count in the World of Work’, Nana Kwabena Yeboah said HR professionals must give out their best at their workplaces in the period that they spend with the establishment.

“Know where and when you want to move on to where you can add value, if your present place doesn’t value your role. Build a rich network of quality professionals to tap into their expertise. You may be aware of all the HR concepts, but knowing how to implement these concepts in a practical situation, together with a keen sense of commercial and business awareness, will make you a better HR professional. Pioneers in the HR field have given a good foundation, it’s your time to build upon it as you carry out your duties in your workplaces with your new status as Chartered HR professionals.”

The Chairman of the Professional Certification Board of CIHRM Ghana, Mr. Sayuti Saaka, explained that since the inception of the programme in September 2002, the Professional Certification Programme of the institute has trained HR practitioners as associate members, following their completion of the Level 3 of the four-level programme. Some of these associate members have moved on to pursue the fourth level, which requires that the candidate has a minimum of three years’ experience in Human Resource Management and submit a project work to the institute.

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