The Acting Executive Secretary of the National Labour Commission, Dr. Bernice Welbeck has advised Human Resource practitioners on the need to adapt to the changing phase in managing personnel at the workplace in a bid to enhance efficiency.
The advice follows what she described as an alarming rate of increase in industrial disputes over the last decade.
According to Dr. Bernice Welbeck, between 2005 and 2015, a total of 7,449 cases of industrial disputes were recorded by the Commission. This she added, represented an annual average of 748 disputes.
The National Labour Commission Head was speaking at the fifth Africa Human Resource Leaders Summit, under the theme, “Evolve, Execute, Add Value”. Dr. Bernice Welbeck who also urged delegates to be abreast with the labour law said,
“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.”
The three day event was attended by about 100 Human Resource professionals and people in management from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Italy and DR Congo .
Some relevant HR topics the delegates were taken through included; Employee Engagement, Strategic HR and Business Performance; Talent Management & Succession Planning; Performance Management; Occupational Health & Safety; Employee Wellness; HR Technology as well as Policy, Labor Law & Employee Relations.
Other speakers included Marina Milantoni( Group HR, West Africa); Irene Asare(HR Director, Tullow Oil); William Asare(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).
By: Pius Amihere Eduku/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana