Maldives HR Forum organized by Corporate Maldives Academy (CMA) concluded successfully this Saturday with more than 220 participants attending the event. MNU business School auditorium was a packed house and participants were taken on an amazing journey on different components of HR from recruitment to retention and development.

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The event was held with the support of MTCC, RAS HRMS Software, Symphony Maldives, and CMA Consulting. Maldives Association of HR Professionals has supported the event as endorsing partners.

The event commenced with a speech by CMA’s CEO Ilyas Haneef who stated that the Academy would start their full-fledged operations of trainings, CMA Consultancy services and recruitment services from the beginning of the month of May. “CMA has signed an MoU with Maldives Association of Human Resource Professionals (MAHRP) to work as partners in the development of Human Resource Management profession of the Maldives. Also, we are in discussion with Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing for potential partnership”,  Ilyas stated further.

The forum kicked off with a segment from Mohamed Kaleem, a director of Sonee Group. He stressed the importance of strong leadership in HRM. Mounir Ramzy, HR Director of Shangri La discussed the strategies and practices companies can use to recruit, retain and improve performance of staff and shared his experience in Canada, Egypt and America. Neil Shorthouse from Shorthouse Hospitality Interntional explained the key aspects of recruiting the right talent and the importance of getting it right the first time.

Hussain Afeef from LUX* Resorts and Hotels conducted an interactive and engaging session on HR transformation and encouraged the audience to raise their concerns and seek advice from the speakers. Vibhav Garg representing Accor Hotels Maldives presented the audience with latest developments in the realm of HR.  Explaining the importance of corporate wellness & how it leads to productivity, CEO of TFG Hussain Zinan encouraged the audience to give more priority for a balanced healthy life.


The forum also included a well-received segment on legal issues concerning employer-employee relationship presented by Mariyam Manal Shihab from Salih, Shihab & Co. Ashfag Mohamed Thoufeeg representing Laniakea Tech explained the features of RAS HRMS software, a locally developed comprehensive HRM software for Maldivian businesses and other organizations. Dr. Ali Najeeb from Villa College presented his research findings under the topic HRM roles and competencies in the Maldives.

Mohamed Roshan, from CMA, moderated a panel discussion on issues and challenges in implementing HR policies. The panel of experts included Ishana Waleed (Symphony Maldives), Fazna Mansoor (Ooredoo Maldives), Ahmed Didi (Boldpoint) and Ibrahim Latheef (MTCC).

Commenting on the event Business Development Manager of CMA Mohamed Roshan responded that the response for the HR Forum was overwhelming and that it was one of the most successful forums conducted in the Maldives. He further thanked everyone who supported the event.

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