Outstanding HR Practitioners honoured at 2019 GHRIA

A total of Forty –Three (43) Human Resource Practitioners including organizations were honoured at the 2nd Ghana human Resource Innovation Awards (GHRIA) 2019.

The event which took place at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel recognized organizations with excellent HR practices and models as well as leading practitioners, who have demonstrated excellence & Innovation in the HR Profession.

Now in the second year, GHRIA 2019 which was on the theme ‘Celebrating excellence in the HR industry’ is an annual celebration of leading Human Resource Practitioners and Organizations with topnotch HR models who have made sterling contributions to the corporate sector over the years.

In all, thirteen organizations participated in the awards ceremony and these include; Melcom Group, Goldfields Ghana, Guinness Ghana, Barclays Bank, ECG, VRA, MTN Ghana, Broll Ghana, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Enterprise Group, Ghana Exim Bank, SSNIT and DVLA.

Speaking at the event, Chief Executive Officer of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission,Dr. Edward Kwapong who spoke on behalf of the Minister of Labour and Employment Relations, Hon. Ignatius Baffour Awuah said the wealth of a nation in any organization or institution lies in the quality of its Human Resources and how well these resources are managed.

“Importance of the work done by those whose responsibility it is to manage these resources cannot be overlooked, it is in line with this that I take the opportunity to commend the Organizers of this event, Instinctwave for providing the platform to recognize and reward hardworking Human Resource experts and professionals for their efforts and contribution to the employment and labour sector of this country”.

According to Dr.Kwapong, unemployment is a national security issue and as a result government has embarked on an aggressive developmental agenda for job creation as its main focus. He noted that, this is contained in the coordinated programme of social and economic development policies 2017-2024 and actualized with the numerous ongoing government initiative most of which is by popular catch phrase; “Free SHS,One District –one factory, one –village-one dam, Nation Builders Corp (NaBco)”among others.

“To achieve the Nana Akufo-Addo vision of Ghana beyond aid, quality human resource are a key and essential requirement. The responsibility of development rest on all players in the society and not just government”.

He reiterated that as a Ministry mandated to oversee and manage employment and labour issues of the country, the creation of decent jobs and welfare of workers is of utmost importance to the Ministry of employment and Labour Relations.

Mr. Akin Naphtal, CEO of InstinctWave, organisers of the event, in his opening address said the impact of HR leaders are rarely celebrated or recognized which is why Instinctwave has created the platform to reward the efforts and hard work of HR Practitioners and organizations.

“We are grateful to stakeholders, partners, HR professionals and organizations for their support, dedication and contribution in making this 2nd GHRIA a successful one, I would also congratulate award winners for their efforts, hard work and Professionalism, and we look forward to another memorable event in the coming years”.

Below is the list of Award winners:

Organizational Awards

HR Innovation of the Year: Retail
Melcom Group

HR Innovation of the Year: Mining
Goldfields Ghana

HR Innovation of the Year: Professional Services
PricewaterhouseCoopers

HR Innovation of the Year Award: Real Estate
Broll Ghana

HR Innovation of the Year: Alcoholic & Non-alcoholic Manufacturing
Guinness Ghana

HR Innovation of the Year: Telecom
MTN Ghana

HR Innovation of the Year: Banking
Barclays Bank

Excellence in Leadership Development Award
Goldfields Ghana

HR Innovation of the Year: Insurance
Enterprise Group

Outstanding Employee Retention Policy
MTN Ghana

Excellence in Women Empowerment Strategy
Guinness Ghana

Excellence in Employee Engagement
MTN Ghana

Excellence in Graduate Recruitment & Development Award
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Employer of the Year
MTN Ghana

HR Team of the Year: Bronze
Barclays Bank

HR Team of the Year: Silver
Goldfields Ghana

HR Team of the Year: Gold
MTN Ghana

Public Sector Winners

Emerging HR Innovation of the Year Award (Public Sector)
DVLA

HR Innovation of the Year: Public Sector
Ghana Exim Bank

HR Team of the Year (Public Sector): Bronze
VRA

HR Team of the Year Public Sector: Silver
Ghana Exim Bank

HR Team of the Year: Gold
ECG

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

HR Professional of the Year (Private Sector)
Mr. William Easmonm, Human Resource Director, Barclays Bank Ghana Ltd

HR Woman Professional of The Year (Private sector)
Dr. Hazel P Berrard Amuah, Human Resource Director, Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited

HR Professional of the Year (Public Sector)
Mr. Lawrence Osei Kuffuor, Director/Human Resource, ECG

HR Woman Professional of the Year (Public Sector)
Mrs. Joyce Wereko-Ampim Opoku, General Manager, Admin & Human Resource, SSNIT

Bronze Most people focused CEO of the Year (Public Sector)
Mr. Kwasi Agyemang Busia, CEO, DVLA

Silver Most people focused CEO of the Year( Public Sector)
Mr. Emmanuel Antwi Darkwa

Gold Most people focused CEO of the Year ( Public Sector)
Mr. Lawrence Agyinsam CEO, Ghana Exim Bank

Most people focused CEO of the Year (Private Sector)
Mr. Keli Gadzekpo

HR Personality of the Year Award
Amma Benneh- Amponsah, Human Resource Executive, MTN Ghana

Ghana Top 20 HR Leaders Award

Prince Kyei Bafour, Head, Human Resource Manager, Melcom Group

Amma Benneh- Amponsah, Human Resources Executive, MTN Ghana

Theodora Nti-Appiah, Senior Manager, Human Capital, PricewaterhouseCoopers Ghana

Mr. Francis Eduku, Vice President & Head of Human Resources of West Africa, Gold Fields Ghana

Doreen Akorfa Gagakuma, Head of HR / Administration Division, Broll Ghana Ltd

Mr. William Easmon, Human Resource Director, Barclays Bank Ghana Ltd

Dr. Hazel P Berrard Amuah, Human Resource Director, Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited

Mr. Lawrence Osei Kuffuor, Director,Human Resource, ECG

Mrs. Joyce Wereko-Ampim Opoku, General Manager, Admin & Human Resource, SSNIT

Amma Korantema Ansah, General Manager, Group Human Resources, Enterprise Group

Mr.Michael Tetteh-Voetagbe, General Manager, Human Resource & Administration, Ghana EXIM Bank

Dr. (Mrs). Irene Stella Agyenim-Boateng, HR Director, VRA

Naa Bortei-Doku, Director of HR, GNPC

Daphne Oppong, HR Director, Ecobank

Angela Abraham MBA, HR Director, The Coca-Cola Bottling COY

Peter Duplan, HR Manager, GLICO GROUP LTD

Akwelley Bulley Director, HR Universal Merchant Bank

Hannah Ashiokai Akrong, HR Director Vodafone Ghana

Ann Obeng-Ababio Head, HR Access Bank Ghana

Vivian Tetteh, Head, HR Cadbury Ghana Limited