The MD/CEO of Energy Commercial Bank Ghana, Mrs Christiana Olaoye has said the effectiveness of any business will depend on a well-defined organisational strategy that clarifies the role of its Human Resource (HR) team.
She said the structure and cost of the resource to deliver results in an organisation requires that all HR activities are aligned to business needs.
‘’By offering programmes designed to promote personal and professional career growth, these strategies, when thoroughly implemented will enable organizations to improve efficiency and profitability.’’
Mrs Olaoye, speaking at the 4th Women in HR conference in Accra, May 23 noted that for the HR and management of any organisation to thrive, it must strongly desist from micro management.
‘’The success of every organisation that expects to see continuous growth must consider its Human Resource input in its strategic planning, adding that, if a well-resourced HR is not an integral part of the organisation’s strategic planning that business is likely to fail.”
The CEO noted that the HR unit of any organisation is to recognise the skills, abilities and understand the temperaments of their employees.
She added that by doing so, employees of any organisation are being placed strategically in roles that suit them and help them to develop in their areas of work and social balance.
Mrs Olaoye reiterated the need for the Executive Management of organisations to recognise the need for a HR strategic management, support and encourage the strategies for the growth of their businesses.
She used to the occasion to advise women to further develop themselves in various aspects of their work and life balance.
The two day Conference under theme: “Maximising the Strategic Role of HR for Organisational Growth and Effectiveness saw a host of women practitioners in HR, Career Development and Health related issues come together to share and address their career prospects and advancement in the corporate world.
By Mawuli Y. Ahorlumegah