Michelle Maelaua receiving her Award from the Public Service Minister Hon. Stanley Sofu
THE Ministry of Public Service has presented Human Resources Managers Excellence awards for 2013.
The reception saw four exceptional awards being presented to Human Resource managers with the highest achievement level.
Speaking during the reception at the Iron Bottom Sound Hotel last week, Minister for Public Service Festus Stanley Sofu, praised the success and achievements Human Resource Managers have proven.
He said Human Resource Managers throughout the government Ministries have proven their role vital to the development and strategic direction of the Ministries.
He added the Ministry of Public Service has therefore launched this year a special ceremony to present awards to Managers who deserve recognition for their hard work.
Recipients of awards are Ronnie Piva (Human Resource Manager of the year), Michelle Maelaua (Gender Champion of the year), Ian Rakafia (Change Champion of the year) and Mark Kamoia (Courageous Leadership Champion of the year).
Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Public Service Ishmael Stanley Avui said Human resource Management is new in Solomon Islands.
He said the term is usually misunderstood by most, however, Human Resource Management entails strategy rather than what may be perceived otherwise as paper work.
Mr Avui said prior to the establishment of the HRM forum, HR Managers often felt isolated as they served in their own agencies.
“This is because the agencies are serving different core business other than that of HRM.
“Therefore, HRM Forum provides an opportunity where HR personnel can come together and talk about their challenges and come up with collective resolutions to address them,” Mr Avui said.
He reiterated his ministry’s recognition of the awards and awardees, explaining that the awards are part of recognising the hard work displayed by the Human Resources mangers in 2013 to motivate officers to work hard.