At the just ended Newmont HR Interactive event, The Newmont Regional Vice President of HR, Awo Quaison-Sackey, admonished all HR Practitioners and Business Leaders to create the right environment to help their workers thrive. She said, “Leaders are the ones who create conditions that encourage genuinely constructive and productive behaviour,”.

The event, organised by HR Focus and in partnership with Newmont Ghana was designed as a platform for shared learning for HR Practitioners across industries in Ghana and beyond. It took place on Friday, 4th June 2021 at the L’AINE Office Complex at Adabraka.

Under the theme “Applying Leadership as a Tool for Productivity”, there were insightful discussions by the panelists in the persons of Wilhemina Borketey, Human Resource Manager at Olam Ghana Ltd, Grains BU and Rev. Emmanuel Afriyie Amoako, Human Resource Business Partner for Enterprise Insurance and Enterprise Trustees. During the panel discussion, they highlighted many salient points on leadership and the numerous ways in which it can be used as a tool for productivity.

The opening address was given by Mrs. Ellen Hagan who also pointed out that today’s leaders are not only those in leadership positions. She said, “I hope your mind does not quickly move up the management ladder. Instead, your mind’s eye should envision every employee that has targets of any kind. They are leaders who need to find innovative solutions on a day-to-day basis. They will need to exhibit leadership qualities in their circles of influence, if they will be able to offer any valuable input into the organisation’s everyday system and our role as HR Practitioners should be to provide the right atmosphere and the necessary tools for them to rise up to their leadership potential and excel beyond what they imagine.”

HR Focus Interactive provides a platform where various topics in the world of work are openly discussed and viable solutions, proffered. There are four exciting sessions held every year and as interesting as this session was, the HR Focus Team promised that subsequent editions will be more educative and entertaining, thus they encouraged participants to keep an eye out for that. 


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