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CIPM harps on effective HR practice


Amid the new normal, the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) of Nigeria has emphasised the need to leverage human resource tools to equip the workforce for the future.

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The institute urged organisations to develop new leadership capabilities, build an agile and personalised learning culture as well as enhance employee experience by establishing metrics for valuing human capital.
An HR professional and Managing Director of Pavilion Technology Limited, Juliana Esezobor, who spoke on ‘How to Embrace the Not-So-New-Normal World of Work: Challenges and Opportunities, at the institute’s 43rd induction ceremony, said HR plays a critical role in equipping the workforce of the future.
To deliver these for effective organisational and change management, she said HR needed to work with business leaders to drive changes in the organisation to enable agility and flexibility.
For robust knowledge, she said HR needs to have broad and in-depth knowledge of the business and the environment it plays in; while to create disruption, HR needs to develop design thinking skills and introduce them to the workforce.
On the report by the World Economic Report (WEF) on Future of Work 2020 that 50 per cent of all employees will need reskilling by 2025, Esezobor said on building resilience, organisations must align their work models to what their people want for the future of work.
For individuals, she added: “As new skill sets emerge and the demand for certain jobs and skills increase, individuals who want to remain relevant in the new future will need to broaden and deepen the relevant capabilities through continuous learning, reskilling, and upskilling.”
Earlier in his remarks, President and Chairman of the Governing Council, Olusegun Mojeed, said it is the responsibility of HR professionals working with the business to find a balance for the benefit of all stakeholders.  
He urged newly inducted members to inspire and empower themselves to adopting high ethics and integrity appropriately captured in the CIPM core values, with the acronym “SCRIPT” which stands for service, creativity, result, integrity, professionalism and teamwork.
“I enjoin each one of you to take these values to heart and know that the institute will keep exploring avenues to ensure your continued professional development, and to keep connecting with you as you make progress in your careers,” he said.


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