Scenes from 2016 HR Conference

5th Africa HR Leaders conference ends in Accra

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A cross section of delegates

The fifth Africa Human Resource Leaders Summit, under the theme “Evolve, Execute, Add Value” and organized by OML Africa has ended successfully in Accra .The 3-day event was attended by nearly 100 Human Resource professionals and people in management who were addressed by a panel of seasoned experts from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Italy and Congo DR. This important event was sponsored by PaySpace and Hybrid Ghana Ltd.

A key highlight at the conference was a special session by Dr Mrs Bernice Welbeck, acting Executive Secretary of the Ghana Labour Commission who spoke on “Why HR Needs to Ensure Their Organisations Comply with the Labour Laws of Ghana”. She revealed 7, 449 industrial disputes were recorded by the commission from 2005-2015, with an average of 748 disputes each year. Dr Mrs Welbeck advised, “As HR Practitioners, you must bear in mind the fact that the era of “Master-Servant” relationship is gone, and the era of “Social Partnership” is here”, while urging delegates to be abreast with the labour law.

Other speakers included Marina Milantoni( Group HR, West Africa); Irene Asare(HR Director, Tullow Oil); William Easmon(HR Director, Barclays); Scott Ellis (PaySpace, South Africa); Akwasi Sarpong (ILO); Emma Wenani (HR Director, Global media Alliance): Adeniyi Aromolaran (Nehemiah Resources,Nigeria); and Dr Theophilus Tshukudu ( University of Botswana) and many other reputable experts who took delegates through a mix of plenary sessions, masterclasses, practical workshops, keynote addresses, video and role play.

Attendees

Delegates were taken through vital HR topics from Employee Engagement, Strategic HR and Business Performance; Talent Management & Succession Planning; Performance Management; Occupational Health & Safety; Employee Wellness; HR Technology; Policy, Labor Law & Employee Relations; among many other insightful areas in HR.

Attending the fifth Africa HR Leaders conference were HR Directors and Managers, Heads of HR, Group HR, Talent Acquisition Managers, Training and Development Managers, etc from reputable organizations such as Goldfieds Ghana Ltd, PZ Cussons, Danadams, Barclays Bank, OIC, Unibank, Bank of Ghana, Ghana Cocoa Board, Diamond Cement, The Multimedia Group, G4S, National Banking College, Accra Polytechnic, Ministry of Trade, GHAPOHA, Catholic Relief Services, Reserve Bank of Malawi, UT Bank, NCA, eSoko, Union Savings, Trojan Power, CDD, Westec, Ghana Chamber of Mines and many others.



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Anita Wiafe-Asinor, CEO, OML Africa in an address


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Dr Mrs Bernice Welbeck, Exec Secretary, Labour Commission stressing a point

 

Rave Reviews

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Scott Ellis, PaySpace, making his product presentation

Both delegates and speakers at the 5th Africa HR Leaders Summit were very excited by sharing HR knowledge and modern practices from the private, government and non-government sectors across Africa.

“Kudos to OMLAfrica for organizing a truly beneficial conference” said one delegate. 


“I don’t know which to say first: congratulations, or thank you. Because you deserve both! Well done for an excellent outing”, said another.

“We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and it was indeed a fantastic platform and a great learning curve for us in terms of presenting our services”, a speaker remarked.