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Udom Uko Inoyo

The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) has charged the newly inducted members of the Institute to uphold integrity, professionalism and conduct themselves in high ethical manner.

The President and Chairman of council, Udom Inoyo, who stated this argued that as Human Resource (HR) practitioners, they must imbibe and comply with the institute’s code of conduct as it provides practitioners with an ethical barometer to facilitate self-regulation.

The CIPM President said this during the institute’s 29th induction ceremony where 596 professionals were inducted as members of the Institute.

While congratulating the inductees for choosing the CIPM HR profession and the institute which has grown significantly, Inoyo maintained that the institute has continued to ensure promotion of excellence in the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills by practitioners, thereby contributing to national development.

He added: “One thing is for you to acquire knowledge, another if for you to be sound HR practitioner because if you can’t influence your immediate community, then what is the use? The most important thing is for us to be seen as agents of developments. This country is begging for people who can help move in the direction of development and we need to play our role.”

The CIPM boss bemoaned members who disconnects with the institute in preference for foreign-based professional institutions.

Inoyo said: “It is allowed if such will broaden knowledge and acquisition of global best practices. However, such should not be at the detriment of working collaboratively to strengthen our own institute. CIPM is ours and we must make it work, getting interest in foreign bodies but must also sustain interest in CIPM. On our own part as leadership, we are working to ensure the institute meets the requirements of members and position it to cultivate to national development”.

In his remark, a past president of the institute, Bunmi Oni urged chief executives and those who want to lead businesses to pass through the HR profession, saying, “It is important for people who want to lead businesses to have come at least at some point in their career to have had an immersion in the area of managing HR, understanding them and understanding those things that are unspoken.

“Nobody must get to the level of a CEO without passing through the HR profession, because every chief executive knows that most important decisions are people’s decisions. It doesn’t matter how powerful your vision is, if people don’t buy into you as individual or leader, you are not likely to get very far with them.”

In a paper presentation by the Managing Partner, Human Capital Partners, Innocent Oseghe, who spoke on the theme ‘Taking Ownership of your HR Career’, explained that for practitioners to take charge, they must love the HR profession, understand it and its competency requirements.

He advised that they should take active part in developing a strategic life and career plan, and managing it in the short and long term.

On competencies of the HR profession, Oseghe charged the inductees to continually develop professional knowledge and skills, adding that while they keep in touch with new HR concepts, practices and techniques, they should also benchmark good HR practices.


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