MPPCA trains HR practitioners for increase in productivity
The Lagos Mainland Personnel Practitioners Consultative Association (MPPCA), an organ of the Lagos State branch of the Chartered Institute of Personnel management of Nigeria (CIPM) has conducted a workshop for Human Resource (HR) practitioners to enhance their productivity.
At the workshop held recently in Lagos, the Chairman, MPPCA, Phebean Amusan, said the workshop was to increase the measurable impacts and competence level of HR practitioners in the country.
She noted that the training would also have a positive impact on the Nigerian economy, stressing that if employees are engaged and productivity rises and profit flows in, it is going to have a ripple effect on the economy, thereby changing employees’ standard of living.
She said, “We actually noticed and identified that there are some knowledge gaps especially in the HR matrix. HR professionals are actually running away from the matrix especially those that don’t have analytical background. So we saw the gap and we put this programme together in order to address that.
“When we talk of matrix, we talk of the measurable impacts and returns on investments of a practitioner. HR shouldn’t be a cost center as some people see it, it’s meant to be a strategic partner to every company.”
Amusan, maintained that the training would enable HR professionals to measure their activities and performances also well as enable them make informed decisions.
Amusan said: “We picked a topic employee engagement because we understand that if your people are not engaged, then productivity will be at its lowest level. We also took them on employment law for them to be more knowledgeable in order to be able to prevent their organisation from doing things that are illegal.
“As the custodians of policy in the companies, they need to be up to date because of the developments in employment laws, day in day out. This workshop will help them to know the cost implication of every move of their company.”
“Every company is a growing concern and if a company is doing well, they won’t add to the number of unemployed citizens by laying off workers, instead they will employ more as their company expand which will help reduce the unemployment rate.”