Lilongwe, Africa Institute for Capacity Development (AICD) says a high level of institutional management in human resources is critical in improving organizational performance.
AICD country representative to Malawi Anna Sanga said this on Tuesday in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana). She was speaking on the sideline of a human resource management training at Capital Hotel in Lilongwe.
If human resources managers do not have knowledge and skills on how to handle employees, production and performance is heavily affected, Sanga said.
She added that sometimes lack of professional and ethical standard in human resource management result in a number of lawsuits due to unfair dismissals, which cost organisations a lot of money in settling out the disputes.
Sanga said it is for this reason her organization is holding the training of human resource personnel to enhance their skills for immediate and effective contribution to the human resource (HR) function within their organizations.
The training targets directors, HR Management officers, staff welfare and training officers, heads of departments, administrative officers and employee development officers among others.
”We expect participants to relate HR functions to organization’s objectives, hiring, firing and disciplining employees in with legal knowledge, demonstrating skills of delegating authority and carrying out gap analysis in order to develop employees, ” she said.
The training is expected to help HR personnel to easily identify potential problem areas in managing people besides carrying out employee selection process and selecting higher performers to enhance production
One of the participants Chosadziwa Mphepo said the training will help to improve service delivery as personal and professional performance at her institution.
”This training is an eye opener to most of us. I will share and implement the skills attained here to induce positive employee and employer relations hence increasing production,” said Mphepo who works as learning consultant at Old Mutual.
Another participant Mike Nyoni of SOS Children’s Village said the training is timely as it will assist in performance measurement system and understanding of the labour market by knowing attributes and dynamics of individuals.
The five-day training has drawn participants from both private and public institutions.
AICD is a South African based renowned international organization that offers on-job training and seminars.
Source: Malawi News Agency � MANA