The Head of Service, Dr. Nana Ato Arthur visited Koforidua, Elmina and Kumasi to attend workshops organized for Human Resource Managers of the Local Government Service in seven regions (Eastern, Central, Western, Greater Accra, Brong Ahafo, Volta and Ashanti Regions) on zonal basis. The fourth venue was Tamale for HR officers in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions. The workshops were organised at the four venues concurrently.
The three – day training workshop was under the theme, ‘’Towards Efficient and Effective Human Resource Management in the Local Government Service’’. Among other things, it was aimed at sharpening the skills and improve upon the knowledge of the HR managers to ensure the effective and efficient discharge of duties. Participants at the training were introduced to new trends in HR practice including managing organisational conflicts, employee performance and ethics in HR Management among others. The training also highlighted the need for officers to be abreast of the LGS Policy Frameworks and Protocols that guides operations of staff.
Addressing participants, Dr. Arthur said the role of HR Managers was extremely important in the operation of any progressive organization that employed people. He stated that HR officers played roles and made fundamental strategic contributions to the organization’s culture and development. He reiterated the need for HR Managers to bring professionalism to bear on their activities to enable the Service achieve its desire vision of “A world class decentralized and client-oriented Service”.
The Head of Service called on HR Managers to be innovative, proactive and pragmatic in the discharge of their duties. He charged them to adhere to the ethics of the profession and desist from acts that could tarnish the reputation of the HR profession and that of the Service. He encouraged the sharing of best practices among Human Resource Managers to facilitate work performance. He said, officers owed it a duty to support each other to make informed decisions in the management of staff.
The Head of Service was accompanied by some Regional Ministers and the Regional Coordinating Directors of the Region where the workshops were held.