The Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Human Resources Management, (CIHRM), Ghana, has inaugurated a nine-member HR Standards Committee to set standards for its members and all HR Practitioners in the country.

The move follows the attainment of a Charter Status in August by the Institute, formally known as the Institute of Human Resources Management Practitioners (IHRMP).

Inaugurating the members on Thursday, November 5, 2020, the President of the Institute, Dr Edward Kwapong said, the Chartered Institute of Human Resource Management, Ghana, as stated in Section 2 of the Chartered Institute of Human Resource Management, Act 2020 (Act 1020).

“It is against this background and in conformity to the act that this ceremony is being held to inaugurate this committee to oversee the preparation of these guidelines for the Institute”, Dr Kwapong said.

This is mandated to promote professional training in human resource management and regulate the practice of human resource management profession in Ghana.

The inauguration took place at the Institute’s newly built HR Complex at Tse-Addo, near Korr Bridge, La-Accra.

The HR Standards Committee is chaired by the current Vice-President of the Institute, Leonard Quarcoopome, who has with over 20 years experience in Human Resources Management and Human Resource Development.

Members of the board include the current Executive Director of the Institute, Dr Ebenezer Agbettor – with over 20 years experience in Human Resource Management; a manager in charge of HR Localisation at the Petroleum Commission, Sarah Quayson, with over 20 years working experience in HR, both in the public and private sectors.

Head of HR with the Ghana Standards Authority, Boatemaa Manu-Antwi, with 12 years experience in Human Resource Management and expertise in Regulations; Vice President of Goldfields Ghana, Francis Eduku, with over 20 years experience in Human Resource Management are the other members.

The rest are: Mr. Sam Dontoh Lead Consultant for Servaid Consultancy and serves on many boards with over 25 years experience in HRM; Dr. Richard Kyereboah Has worked in over 32 countries and over 30 years experience in HRM; Mr. Michael Owusu-Nimako retired as Executive Secretary of the Public Services Commission (PSC), serves on many boards and is currently the Vice-Chairman of Fair Wages & Salaries Commission, He has over 20 years HRM experience in both public and private sectors and Mr. Kojo Amissah President of the SHRM Forum in Ghana, Founder and Lead Executive of CITAM Consultancy with over 20 years experience both in Ghana and United States of America in IT and HRM.

The short but impressive inauguration ceremony was attended by Mr Austin Gamey, a Fellow and former President of the Institute; Mrs Helen Hagan, former Governing Council member of the Institute, Mr John Eluerkeh, Chairman of the Professional Certification Programme, Mr Isaac Sackey, member of the National Governing Council of the Institute and Mr Andy Okrah, former Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, former Vice president and Fellow of the Institute.