THE sixth annual Africa Human Resource (HR) Leaders conference under the theme “Adding Value through Talent Management, Succession Planning and Predictive Analysis” is open in Accra.
The 3-days conference which is organised by the OML Africa brought together over 100 delegates from both the private and public sector in Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa.
Addressing the participants at the conference, the Managing Director of OML Africa, Mrs Anita Wiafe-Asinor explained that the annual HR event is dedicated to HR professionals and people in management, operating in the private, not-for-profit and public sector in Africa.
According to Mrs Wiafe-Asinor the event is one of the flagship programmes that brings Chief Executives (CEOs), senior managers, people managers, HR leaders and experts from all over Africa together under one roof.
She opined that the organisational challenges of engaging and retaining the best and most talented employees continues to rank high on the agendas of most HR and business leaders in Africa.
“The constant skills mismatch, skills shortage for specific industries in many in-demand job roles only adds to the need to improve talent-management practices in Africa.
With many economies in Africa performing below their optimal, this year talent management has never been so critical to the bottom-line. HR leaders can no longer be passive drivers of talent management acquisition but instead must become strategic active leaders of talent management and secession planning” Mrs Wiafe-Asinor added.
Some key speakers that graced the occasion include: Michael Quarshie, MD, Persol; Benoit Hardy-Vallee, Middle East and Africa Regional Executive, IBM Talent Management Solutions; Dr Hazel Berrard Amuah, HR Director, Old Mutual; John Wilson (President, IHRMP); Anita Wiafe-Asinor, MD, OML Africa; Dapo Omolade, Managing Consultant, Hybrid-DGM Ghana; and Albert Antwi-Bosiako, Founder, eCrime Bureau.
Story : Franklin Asare-Donkoh