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CIPM President charges members on best practices, skills development


CIPM's President, Anthony Arabome

CIPM’s President, Anthony Arabome

The President and Chairman of Governing Council, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) Anthony Arabome has charged its newly inducted members to demonstrate best practice in the development and effective deployment of skills and competencies as Human Resource professionals.

Speaking at the 22nd induction ceremony of 584 members in Lagos, Arabome said, over the last 48 years, the Institute’s membership has grown in leaps and bounds.

“This is a clear demonstration of the Institute’s enduring commitment to producing highly trained Human Resource Management (HRM) professionals and ensuring continuous promotion of excellence in the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills by practitioners, thereby contributing to sustainable national development.

“As members of this prestigious professional body, it is expected that you demonstrate best practice in the development and effective deployment of your skills and competencies as HRM professionals through continuous learning and knowledge-sharing; this he said would command respect the profession deserves, through the quality of your contributions to organizational performance and corporate success, be it the private sector or in the public service.

“By the powers of our Charter, we continue to take steps to professionalize and regulate HR practice in Nigeria. It therefore, gives me great pleasure to formally declare that in addition to your professional certification, you are also awarded the Human Resource Practitioners’ Licence, which is your licence to operate as an HR professional in Nigeria, he said.

He reiterated the role of ethics in HRM and its cardinal importance to professionalism saying CIPM’s Code of Conduct provides practitioners with an ethical barometer to facilitate self-regulation in today’s fast-paced and challenging world of work.

“It is my expectation and that of the Institute and for the sake of posterity that you all will be good ambassadors of our great Institute by upholding the tenets of the HR profession, at all times, through your conduct and strict adherence to the high standards of professionalism in the workplace with the Institute’s code of conduct.

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