Home News Key to Business Growth: HR Specialists, According to Certification Edge

Key to Business Growth: HR Specialists, According to Certification Edge

Key to Business Growth: HR Specialists, According to Certification Edge

Ajibola Bamidele, managing director and chief executive officer of Certification Edge, has said Human Resource professionals are critical to the growth of businesses.

Bamidele said this in Lagos during the induction of 100 certified HR professionals by Certification Edge, a training and consulting firm.

Speaking on the theme, ‘Driving Business Growth through Effective Leadership,’ said: “Team leaders should employ innovative skills that would drive individual businesses. Organisations require certain leadership and management capability in their HR team, without which no meaningful goal could be achieved. Long-term strategies and leadership styles should be sought after by inductees, so they can impact positively in companies they serve.

“Through this training, we are building capacity to help develop leadership skills to drive business to profitability. It is imperative for HR professional to change their mindset and start thinking as CEO’s and business drivers, not just business supporters. They must start to understand that if the business fails they fail because they manage the people; HR sets the key performance index.”

Olusegun Mojeed, president of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM), described HR professionals as “strategic thinkers that bring quality value to the table by improving people, who in turn improve the business.”

He commended the inductees for making the right choice by subjecting themselves to tutelage, saying certifications are very important to career growth.

According to him, the CIPM is a learning organisation that keeps improving the knowledge base of its members.

“It keeps developing people in contemporary issues. The essence is that the human resource of today, that is the people, not as a department, must all be harnessed for the purpose of business, sustainability, nation-building and for the purpose of the individual’s progress,” he said.

Pai Gamde, chief talent officer at Coronation, while making her presentation titled, ‘Leading the HR Function’, said: “Organisations are impacted when HR leverages on their ability to influence the system, organisation, people and understand their roles and capability to deliver value.”

Eskalera, a Startup Led by Goldman Sachs’ Former HR Head Has Launched a Diversity and Inclusion Index

Eskalera, a technology startup led by Goldman Sachs former human resources head Dane Holmes, has launched an index to measure corporate diversity and inclusiveness,...

HSBC to Remove 35,000 Jobs Amidst Covid-19 Crises

HSBC Holdings Plc has restarted cutting as many as 35,000 jobs, three months after the coronavirus outbreak forced it to pause a long-awaited overhaul...

Genpact Offers Its Internal Skill Training Program Globally for Everyone

Genpact has announced Adapt and Rise, a role-based online learning platform that leverages Genpact's expertise honed from delivering real-world change for hundreds of clients....

San-Francisco Based Learning Platform Degreed Has Raised $32 Million in New Funding

The upskilling platform, Degreed, has announced $32 million in new funding in direct response to overwhelming demand for better skill insights, talent mobility, and...

Research Shows the Implications of Workplace Layouts on Employee Productivity and Overall Performance

As some workplaces prepare for the gradual return of employees and overhaul office layouts and seating plans, research has shown this could also have...

Employee Concierge ‘Back Technologies’ Integrates Automation Into Internal HR and Other Support Tasks

Companies are under increasing pressure to automate workflows and digitally service their employees, particularly in light of trends toward remote work. It takes an...

HR Strategies to Help Your Business Navigate the New ‘Normal’

No business is immune to the massive changes resulting from the health crisis. Organizations have proven themselves to be agile, and employees have demonstrated...

The Importance Of Diversity And Inclusion In HR, Hiring, Talent Management: Thoughts From A Top Expert

Michael C. Hyter is one of today’s best-known experts on inclusion and diversity and the author of The Power of Choice: Embracing Efficacy to Drive Your Career and The...

HR Expert Highlights Actionable Steps to ‘Make Real Change’ Against Racism in Your Workplace

Kyra Leigh Sutton, Ph.D., is a faculty member at the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations, where she teaches human resources courses...

Adidas Employees Want Company to Investigate HR Chief for Response to Racial Issues

A group of Adidas employees from around the globe is asking the company to investigate its chief human resources officer, as part of a...