Ogun tasks HR managers on good resource management
Ogun State government has charged Human Resources (HR) managers on accountability and good resource management in the public service. The Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Jola Oyeneye, gave the charge, yesterday, during the state’s Administrative Officers’ Day, with the theme, ‘Accountability and Resource Management in the Public Service: The Role of HR Managers.’
He said if a state’s public service was not accountable and diligent in managing its resources, then the state is already on the verge of collapse.
Oyeneye, who noted that resources in the public service are a trust for the general populace, urged that the resources should be held responsibly not to create suspicion or abuse.
According to him, it is this delicate role that thrusts the responsibilities of policy development and implementation in the care of public HR managers.
He listed some of the traditional roles of HR managers in the public service to include, establishments matters that majorly focus on manpower planning, recruitment, onboarding, posting, discipline, training and retirement, among others.
He also listed some emerging roles for the 21st century, such as mainstreaming diversity into every aspect of the public service human resource management system, management of sexual harassment in the workplace, technology disruption in the public service and other emerging issues.
Earlier, President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM), Olusegun Mojeed, said the theme called for strategic people management that is responsive, adaptive and able to constantly identify and provide the knowledge, skills and behavioural attributes needed to achieve sustainable goals.
He said professional HR management in the public sector must drive a change management agenda that would bring about and entrench a new paradigm in leading and managing people.
Commending the Ogun government for providing a platform for the development of the civil service, he added that the governor had continued to pay attention to human resources issues in the workplace.