KUSI Consulting Hosts 2nd Annual HR Professionals Brunch in Accra, Ghana
On February 13th, 2020 KUSI Consulting hosted the second edition of the HR Professionals Brunch with the focus being “Strategic Workplace Transformation”. The event was open to the public, precisely to HR Professionals and Business leaders of various sectors in Ghana and beyond. Approximately 70 Professionals from a broad spectrum of industries were in attendance to network and learn from one another at the AH Hotel and Conference in East Legon.
"The success of every business depends on many things, one of which is strategic human resource planning. Poor human resource planning has a long-term and immediate influence on management policies, employee recruitment, corporate profitability and organizational functioning. The success of any company or organization lies to a great extent in the way the Human Resources are managed within the organization".
KUSI Consulting’s CEO and Senior Consultant, Rita Kusi was on hand and opened the brunch with a speech. During the day, the event participants had the opportunity to interact with the special invited guest speakers and one another through the various networking sessions. Each guest spoke on a specific industry topic.
Mrs. Akwelley Bulley-Kwakyi, director of Human Resources at Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) shared with attendees the way forward for excellence with human capital in Ghana. With a bit of humor, she explained that the new generation of employees is less concerned about salaries and more concerned about how the organization and employers will help in training and developing their careers. She noted that “Employers need to think about how to keep the new generation of employees engaged through developing them and keeping them effective at work”, therefore as HR people there’s a need to know your return on investment, analyze and develop the human capital, and evaluate the impact of all your interventions.
Mr. Alex Obu-Simpson, Mr. Alex Obu-Simpson, Employee Relations Manager at Gold Fields Ghana spoke on behalf of Mr. Francis Eduku, Vice President and Head of HR at Gold Fields Ghana. After briefly taking event attendees through the history of Gold Fields, Mr. Alex spoke on the robust employee engagement strategy of the company, which ensures the voices of all employees are heard. He further shared with HR practitioners why they adopted the HR Business Partner Model. As per the model, every department has an assigned HR partner who ensures that employee's needs and concerns are met. According to Mr. Alex, if management is responding, engaging and appreciating employees appropriately, they would trust management to do right by them. He stated that “Employee management requires a conscious effort and some key factors to come in play to make the engagement effective”.
Finally, Mrs. Amma Benneh-Amponsah, the Human Resource Executive for MTN Ghana, took attendees of the event through innovations her company MTN Ghana introduced as an enhanced culture and workforce among their staff. She stated that “HR should work and be driven through analytics”. She also spoke about the difference between doing agile and being agile. She reiterated that the latter makes employees more engaged thus leadership at all levels should be more engaged leading to continuous improvement in organizations.
At the end of their speeches, each guest was shown a surprise video made by their employees in collaboration with KUSI Consulting to honor and show appreciation for their immense work and contribution to the HR space in their organization and in Ghana at large.
Thank you to our team, partners and sponsors who helped make the second edition of the #HRProfessionalsBrunch a success!