There are many highly paying job avenues in Human Resource Management (HRM) for professionally trained Human Resource Managers (HRMs).
“Students who study professional human resource management can choose to work as general HR practitioners, or Industrial Relations practitioners, Learning and Development practitioners, Recruitment practitioners, Organizational Development practitioners or Compensation and benefits practitioners”
Mr Kojo Asare-Bediako, Executive Director, Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners, Ghana, said this at the launch of HR Professional Certification Programme at the Ho Polytechnic on Tuesday.
Mr Asare-Bediako explained that those with academic qualifications in HRM still needed to acquire professional training to be able to perform as general practitioners or in the specialized areas of HR Practice.
He explained that professional training in HRM was necessary because of the growing human resource challenges facing organizations in Ghana and the shortage of professionals to design and develop appropriate solutions to those problems.
Mr Asare-Bediako said organizations, private and public, were therefore looking for professionally competent HRMs to help them find solutions to the many human resource challenges confronting them.
“An organization is as good as the people who make up the organization. Therefore, the level of efficiency of every organization depends upon the quality of human resource management in the organization”, he said.
Mr Asare-Bediako said “Chief Executives today look up to the human resource department to come up with systems and strategies to create a motivating work environment and a positive organizational culture”.
He said a prospective HR Manager who is professionally trained therefore has “competitive advantage’ over his or her colleague with only tertiary qualification in HR management.
“At the job interview, the employer wants to know how the job applicant can help solve the recruitment, training, performance and motivation problems”, Mr Asare-Bedaiko said.