CIPM boss charges inductees to be change agents for effective service delivery

Udom Uko Inoyo

The newly inducted members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) have been charged to transfer the knowledge gained during their period of training to their various work places, exhibiting continuous professional development skills.

The President, CIPM, Udom Uko Inoyo, said this during the institute’s 28th induction ceremony, where over 400 graduating students were admitted to the professional grade of associate of the institute.

In making CIPM attractive to Human Resources practitioners, Inoyo advised the inductees to leverage on technology for ease of participation while they strengthen the length and development, and research offerings to practitioners.

He urged them never to under estimate the values they have made themselves, emphasizing them to ensure their tool box does not go obsolete.

In bridging the gap between the private and public sector, the CIPM chief called for an effective collaboration with members of the institute in order to move things in the right direction.

In a paper presentation, the Head, Human Capital, Stanbic IBTC, Oluwafunke Amobi who spoke on the theme: ‘Future Ready HR: Equipping your HR Management Tool Box’, explained that if the HR professional is treated with kids glove, opportunities are that, it will difficult to easily penetrate into organisations, as they would not be taken seriously.

Describing the environment HR practitioners operate as VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity), Amobi noted that as organisations are re-strategizing to meet up with demands of the economy, HR managers should also tilt to do differently to support organisations and retool oneself into the profession.

According to her, there must be a dynamic management system by bringing in the support tools and the managerial competencies.

In a similar development, at the 2017 HR technology conference, a gathering of human capital and IT professionals in West Africa, the Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Corporate Services, Peter Akindeju said that it is pertinent for HR practitioners to add value to business and be aligned to business strategy.

He said that the era of silo HR is phased out as it is strictly aligned to business strategic, and has added a new dimension to its practices.

Akindeju who spoke on “Efficient Practice in Workforce Planning and Recruitment”, stressed that to attain a future in the profession, HR practitioners must begin to look outside the organization to understand how to deliver value to the company’s customers, investors and communities.

The Convener of the conference and Lead Consultant, GODP Consulting, Oluwaseun Akinyelu, said that the objective of the conference is to chart the course for human resource practices that would assist to achieve efficiency, better performance and creating enduring value in the West African region.

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