Chartterd Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) said it would continue to enhance the growth of human resources personnel management in the country.
Mr Olusegun Mojeed, the President of CIPM, gave the assurance at the opening of the 54th International Conference and Exhibitions in Port Harcourt.
Mojeed, who is also the Chairman of the Governing Council, said the theme of the conference tagged “Leading People; Growing Nations” was aimed at building and developing people for the growth of the nation.
According to him, when people subject themselves to be lead, they are empowered to grow the nation, “that’s why we will continue to lead people who will be sincere to developing this nation”.
Mojeed said the objective of the conference was to make sure that people learnt from qualified instructors and returned to their different organisations, both in public and private sectors, to apply what they learnt to improve their services.
Similarly, Mojeed said that the conference would also strengthen business acumen, appreciate macro economic trends and the impact on people management practices.
He noted that the conference would develop the next generation of human resources practitioners in Africa, actively promote high standards of ethics and integrity based on a deep understanding of the Nigeria Labour Law,Mojeed said it would create strong avenues via which the people would learn and grow with Nigerian, African, and Global Academic Communities and enhance CIPM’s brand image as Nigerian’s apex human resource regulatory body.
He commended the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, who played the host for his support.
In his speech, Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, commended the group for it’s consistent contribution for 54 years, to issues related to personnel management for enhanced growth of the nation.
Obaseki, who was represented by Mr Anthony Okungbowa, the Edo State Head of Service, urged the organisation not to relent in growing the nation through human personnel management.
He said that Edo state’s human resources management would continue to be part of the process that CIPM was championing for nation building.
Mr Felix Otuwariko, the traditional rulers of Okpata kingdom in Ahoada East Local Government, urged the President and the governing body to enlist some members of the traditional council across the country.
Otuwariko said that traditional rulers were equally managing human resources at their various kingdoms, urging the institute to harness the potentials in the country and make Nigeria a better place.
The Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN), on Tuesday, announced the appointment of Ms Oluwatoyin Naiwo as Registrar and Chief Executive of the Institute.
The appointment is with effect from Monday, Sept. 12. The CIPMN President, Mr Olusegun Mojeed, in a statement issued in Lagos, described Naiwo as a commercially astute and committed senior executive Human Resource practitioner and consultant.
Mojeed said the new CIPMN registrar possessed a comprehensive and strategic understanding of business and technical issues, and human resource management.
He noted that her diverse experience in human resource management spanned over 28 years across industries and sectors in the United Kingdom and Nigeria.
“Ms Naiwo is no newcomer to the CIPM having served as Director, Strategy, Advocacy and Stakeholder Relations, with the responsibility of driving the Institute’s strategy development and execution process.
“She spearheaded the Institute’s role in advocating a legislative agenda on Human Capital matters with the Nigerian government, building and maintaining relationships with governmental (Federal and State) and non-governmental institutional stakeholders both within Nigeria and internationally to extend CIPMs reach and influence.
“Naiwo has extensive leadership experience across industries and sectors and has demonstrated her ability to build successful organisations and businesses.
“We are confident that the new team will be a force in developing and driving CIPM forward in line with our vision to be the Institute of choice for People Management,” he said.
Mojeed stated that the institute had also appointed Mr Gbenga Odetunde as Director, Professional Standards and Development and Mr Olutayo Olawale as Director, Membership and Market Development.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) on Sunday tasked its newly inducted fellows on mentorship of younger generation on leadership and accountability in line with international best standards.
Mr Olusegun Mojeed, President, CIPM, tasked the inductees at the CIPM fellow’s gathering in Lagos.
He said tasking the new fellows was pertinent to ensure that the core values of the institute were entrenched in the younger generation.
According to him, fellows must reproduce themselves by showing the right way to budding and prospective human resources practitioners as the institute guides against unethical practices in personnel management.
He added that the institute launched the ‘Cohortorial Membership Engagement platforms’ for mentoring and reverse mentoring.
These, he explained, were multi-generational platforms for strengthening relationships and learning among the various generations of the institute’s membership.
“Please show the way to young HR practitioners out there by sharing your CIPM experience, encouraging them to get certified through the CIPM and actively participate in our activities.
“We must be deliberate in sharing the knowledge and wealth of experience we have garnered over the years and truly give back that which we have received,” he said.
Mojeed listed some achievement of the institute in recent times to include the project #4000, ‘Day Out with the President’ and ‘CIPM and You’ to further engage its members and deal with membership apathy.
He said the institute kicked-off the actualisation of the technology and digital transformation project with the launch of its state-of-the-art website.
“We are thus leveraging technology to take our Institute to the level of best-in-class,” he said.
Mojeed stated that the institute was not relenting in its pursuit of the recognition and accreditation of the CIPM certificate especially in the public sector.
“We have added a new approach to our engagement with decision-makers in government.
“We got feedback from a couple of states who are prominent members of the National Council on Establishment (NCE).
“We have therefore started a micro model of engagement to achieve the macro-objective” he said.
An inductee, Mr Habila Amos, Director, Administration & Human Resource, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), stated that his organisation would be further enriched with positive changes following his attainment of the highest level of human resource management.
“It is expected of me to bring in innovation and other levels of changes into my organisation in the human resource professional.
“HR practice must be done in the most ethical manner, thus, the onus rest on us to preserve it for the coming generations.
“We have been charged, and I believe we shall not fail the institute nor Nigeria, as you know, to whom much is given, more are expected,” he said.
HR professionals critical to business survival – Expert HR professionals critical to business survival — Expert L-R: Mrs Bosede George, Chairman,Membership Committee; Mr VictMr Victor Adebayo, Chief Operations Officer, CIG Group, has described Human Resources (HR) personnel as change agents critical to the survival and sustainability of businesses and organisations in the country.
Adebayo made the assertion at the 46th Induction Ceremony of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) in Lagos on Thursday.
Speaking on “Optimal Performance: HR as a Change Partner”, Adebayo noted that the 21st-century human resource professional must be able to anticipate change and come up with practical solutions.
This change initiative, he said, was critical to any organisation, following the volatility, uncertainty and ambiguity of the business environment.
“HR professionals should utilise tools by following laid-down processes or creating new ones to achieve optimum performance.
“Being a human resource professional is beyond workplace activism but about achieving organisational objectives through people such that they find fulfilment.
” According to Adebayo, optimal performance refers to a mental state in which people feel immersed in the performance of the task, regardless of the tools they use.
“As far as management or business owners are concerned, people and processes leverage tools to optimise productivity, and that for them is optimum performance.
“The role of the HR manager as a successful change agent in an organisation is to foster business leaders who can anticipate change, analyse the environment, act decisively, collaborate and affirm the values of positive active change.
“Change begins with understanding and knowing the business of your organisation, knowing the daily work life of the entire team, demonstrating good emotional intelligence working with employees,” he said.
The chief operation officer advised inductees to constantly engage in self-development, upgrade their skills, and lean on the wings of professionals in the industry such as CIPM.
He said this was necessary considering the rapid rate of change in all sectors.
In his address, Mr Olusegun Mojeed, President and Chairman of the CIPM Governing Council, said that the theme of the induction was apt.
Mojeed said that this was because of the unprecedented contexts and situations HR professionals and business leaders are constantly faced with.
These unprecedented contexts, he said, required new approaches, including tactics to cope with the ‘Japa’ (migration) phenomenon, which many organisations were faced with.
Mojeed congratulated the inductees for joining at a time when the institute was experiencing rapid change and improvements in service delivery.
“For instance, our multi-million Naira technology project is very much on course, starting with our newly launched website.
It is already impacting the ease of doing business with your Institute.
“I just want you to know that you can always make a difference anywhere you are.
With the right set of knowledge and skills, the sky becomes your launching pad.
“We would also like you to please note that the CIPM induction is not just a commencement event, it is the rite of passage to professionalism, collaboration and performance.
“It is therefore not enough to be inducted.
After induction comes integration and blending through active engagement in the activities of the institute which include up-to-date subscription payment,” he said.
He urged the inductees to wear the CIPM badge with pride and become good ambassadors of the institute.
“Please take our values to heart and know that the Institute will keep exploring avenues to ensure your continuous professional development,” Mojeed added.
In her valedictory speech, Oluwatosin Omoniyi, the overall best graduating student, urged fellow inductees to make efforts to build on the knowledge and training acquired.
Omoniyi said that the training acquired would give them the edge to forge ahead in the highly competitive world.
Another inductee, Mrs Marylin Maduka, said that being an HR practitioner was an honour and privilege because it provided an opportunity to be there for people at their lowest moments.
She advised fellow inductees to avoid abuse of position, adding that being an HR manager was a role of service.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that CIPM is Nigeria’s apex regulatory HR body.
It is empowered by legislation to determine the standards of knowledge and skills to be attained by persons seeking to become registered as HR professionals and practitioners.
It also involves raising standards periodically, enabling effective and impactful people management and organisational development.
At the event, 273 people were inducted as Associates through the professional examination route; 98 as Associates through the HR practitioners route; and 27 as full members through the executive route.
Mr Olusegun Mojeed, President, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM), has been appointed to the 2022-2023 Executive Board of the African Human Resource Confederation (AHRC) as the Secretary-General.
CIPM Head, Corporate and Marketing Communications, Mrs Mariam Obasunloye, made this known in a statement on Monday in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the appointment comes after his previous position as the First Deputy Secretary General in the AHRC 20212022 executive board.
According to the statement, Mojeed, in his role as the Secretary-General, will supervise inter-sectoral and inter-institutional coherence of activities and programmes.
He will also serve as a sitting observer of the AHRC on the board of the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA).
“Mojeed is the 20th President and Chairman of the Governing Council of the CIPM and is currently the Executive Head of Practice, BezaleelConsulting Group.
“He is an alumnus of the prestigious Yale School of Management and the University of Lagos respectively, a Centre for Management Development (CMD) certified and a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD).
“Mojeed is on the faculty of the University of Lagos Business School (ULBS) as an Industry-Experience Subject Matter Expert,” the statement said.
Mr Victor Ayeni, the Principal Training and Development Officer with Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MlNlLS), Ilorin, on Thursday cautioned Nigerian civil servants against misconduct in work place.
Ayeni gave the advice in Ilorin while delivering a paper entitled: “Misconduct in the Civil Service”, during the monthly meeting of the Chatered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Kwara Chapter.
According to him, any misconduct of government employees reflects on the government itself.
He said that it was essential that government should regulate the conduct of the workforce in order to see the interest of government and interest of the public is safeguarded.
“Every government employee is expected to maintain absolute integrity to duty in all time such as loyalty, diligence, faithfulness and obedience.
“The rules of any human enterprises or organisation set out as guiding principles and policy, acceptable conducts, modalities for actualising organisational objectives and the entitlements of its personnel.
“Any organisation is as effective as the rules guiding its operations. The Nigerian public service can be linked to an organisation of human activity which is governed and regulated by rules,” he said.
Ayeni described misconduct as failure by staff member to comply with the obligations under the chatter of the United Nations, the staff regulations and staff rules.
He listed misconduct to include minor and major offences like attendance and absence without leave, distribution of handbills, indecent behaviours while on duty and foul language.
He added that major misconducts included theft, bullying, damage to properties, insurbodination and alcohol drinking.
Mrs Esther Ajiboye, the Director of Training in the institute, noted that misconduct was becoming a problem in a lot of working places.
She however observed that union representatives have not factored engaging with employees in order to renew condition of service.
Ajiboye pointed out that the employee review process should be able to address concerns and feedback, and offer both short and long term goals for workers.
Mr Oni Oladipupo of CIPM, Kwara Chapter, reminded members of the upcoming CIPM-54th International Conference and Exhibitions slated for Port-Harcourt, with the theme: “Leading People, Growing Nations”.
He explained that the 2022 International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) aim to refocus human resource practitioners’ attention to their roles in nation building and national transformation.
Oladipupo urged members to gear up for attendance, adding that the conference sessions would provide attendees with knowledge, insights, tools, experiences, frameworks, and new models required for leading and managing people, and building and growing nations to thrive and flourish.
By Millicent IfeanyichukwuLagos, Nov. 17, 2021 (NAN) The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has called on employers to continue to prioritize the welfare of corps members in their workplaces by giving attention to their safety and comfort.Brig.-Gen Shuibu Ibrahim, Director-General of NYSC, made the call on Wednesday at the 2021 Corps Employers Workshop held at CIPM House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.The NYSC boss was represented by Mr. Leke Abiodun, Director of Audit of the corps.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme of the workshop was “Optimising the NYSC/Corps employers partnership for national development in the context of the new era”.“The NYSC management places a high premium on security and comfort of corps members throughout the service year, therefore, employers are required to equally pay particular attention to those posted to their organisation.“In the course of the primary assignment, being a second phase of the service, employers are expected to make statutory welfare provisions for the corps members, including transportation, accommodation with modest furnishing.“Transportation to and from office or reasonable amount of money in-lieu of same as well as free medical services and local allowances, amongst others, being sources of motivation for the corps members,” he said.According to him, the measures would go a long way to increase productivity, while employers are also expected to apply appropriate sanctions on corps members whenever they err and as well report details of wrongdoings and actions to the scheme.“It is also important to note that only the Director-General is vested with the authority to approve travels outside the country, as the scheme will apply sanctions against corp employers found to be aiding absenteeism, abcondment of corps members.” Also, it is pertinent to remind employers to further demonstrate appreciation of services of corp members by providing permanent employment, irrespective of their state of origin, as we encourage them to seek career employment across the nation,” he added.He noted that there was scarcity of white collar jobs, hence, the scheme introduced Skill Acquisition Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) being an empowerment for self-reliance, self-employment and wealth creation for corp members.Meanwhile, Mr Yomi Mayungbe, Vice Chairman, Ikeja Local Government, described the programme as laudable as it was fundamental for the corp members to be well tutored and given good orientation.Mayungbe said the orientation would guide the corp members in their Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) to put in their best, while the employers as well as the employees live up to expectations as it were.“It is important for them to know that they should work hard and live footprints or add value to the organisation of their PPA and anywhere they find themselves, they can be recalled back where necessary which may be the beginning of other good things in ones life,” he added.On a lighter note, Dr Olajide Adekoya, an Associate Professor of Genetics, Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, UNILAG, urged the government to look into the possibility of establishing NYSC trust fund.Adekoya said that this establishment would create an enabling environment for the scheme to have enough fund for infrastructural development of the scheme, the corps members, the stakeholders and population at large.“The ability to have strong unity and cohesion in our nation is achievable, if only the government can begin to give adequate attention to the establishment of NYSC trust fund,” he added. (NAN)