The Employment Ministry says government through the Employment Ministry will give the needed support to organisations who are poised to stay innovative.

Gloria Borteley Noi, the HR Director at the ministry said government will support a great People Agenda especially as the world continues to stay relevant in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic” were a few words from the sector minister.

She was speaking last Friday, at industry Awards night at the Omanye Hall of the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra.

In attendance were HR Practitioners, Business Leaders, Parastatals and other industry think-tanks to witness the 2021 HR Focus Awards, a biennial event organized by HR Focus Africa that usually pulls one of the largest crowds.

The evening paved way for an interesting catalogue of award recipients for both Individuals and Organizations with a few new categories injected into the mix this time around to further highlight best practices.

A total of 39 categories of awards were given to the Awardees as presented below:

SECTOR AWARDS

  • “Best HR Management in Financial Services” – Fidelity Bank
  • “Most Promising HR Management in Financial Services” – Ecobank Ghana
  • “Best HR Management in Hospitality” – African Regent Hotel
  • “Best HR Management in Manufacturing” – Olam Ghana
  • “Best HR Management in Healthcare” – Nyaho Medical Centre
  • “Best HR Management in Energy & Natural Resources” – Newmont Ghana
  • “Best HR Management in Telecommunications and IT” – MTN Ghana
  • “Best HR Management in Public Sector” – Bank of Ghana
  • “Best HR Management in SME Sector” — Herbalife
  • “Best HR Management in NGO Sector” – WorldVision

FUNCTION AWARDS

  • “Best Organization in Learning and Development Practice” – Newmont Ghana
  • “Most Promising Organization in Learning and Development Practice” – VIVO Energy
  • “Best Organization in Employee Relations Practice” – Vodafone Ghana
  • “Most Promising Organization in Employee Relations Practice” – Cirrus Oil
  • “Best Organization in Rewards Management Practice” – MTN Ghana
  • “Best Organization in Performance Management” – MTN Ghana
  • “Most Promising Organization in Performance Management” – ABSA Ghana
  • “Best Organization in Recruitment and Selection” – Vodafone Ghana
  • “Best Organization in HR Information Systems” – Newmont Ghana
  • “Best Organization in Organizational Culture” – MTN Ghana
  • “Best Organization in Employer Branding” – MTN Ghana
  • “Most Promising Organization in Safety, Employee Wellbeing and Workplace Design” — DVLA
  • “Best Organization in Diversity and Inclusion” – Newmont Ghana
  • “Most Promising Organization in Diversity and Inclusion” – Standard Chartered Bank Ghana
  • “Best Organization in Localization” – Newmont Ghana

COVID-19 SPECIFIC CATEGORIES

  • “Most Exemplary Employer” – Vodafone Ghana
  • “Most Outstanding Corporate Response” – MTN Ghana
  • “Most Promising Corporate Response” – Advans Ghana
  • “Most Outstanding Public Sector Response” – Volta River Authority (VRA)
  • “Most Outstanding Non-Profit Organization (NGO) Response” – WorldVision

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

  • “HR Rising Star” – Jehoshaphat T. Abaya (Category Winner — Old Mutual)
  • “HR Manager of the Year” – Peter Mate Crabbe (Vodafone Ghana)
  • “HR Oriented CEO of the Year” – Patricia Obo-Nail (CEO, Vodafone Ghana)
  • “HR Team of the Year” – MTN Ghana
  • “Most Promising HR Team of the Year” – Enterprise Group
  • “HR Practitioner of the Year” – Hannah Ashiokai Akrong (Vodafone Ghana)
  • “Overall Best Organization in HR Practice” – Newmont Ghana
  • “Honorary Award for HR Excellence in Diversity” – ABSA Ghana



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