MAHRP wraps up 2018 activities with powerful HR best practice share session

Maldives Association of Human Resource Professionals (MAHRP) has concluded its series of activities for 2018 with a powerful HR best practice share session.

The Great HR Best Practice Share December 2018 edition, which was held at the Faculty of Education Auditorium on December 15, attracted an audience of 70 HR professionals covering eight different sectors and 24 different organisations. The event focused on three different streams of HR: Employee Engagement via Training and Development, Rewards and Recognition, and Employee Wellness.

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Adam Naseer, Director Technical Services at the Auditor General’s Office, delivered the keynote on Employee Engagement through Training and Development, during which he emphasised the importance of focusing on the growth mindset of employees, as well as having customised learning and development programmes for all team members. Organisations must spend time and effort in making their employees better through continuous learning programmes that result in employee engagement, he said.

Speaking on the topic of Rewards and Recognition, Hassan Saeed, the Resort Manager at Dhigali Maldives, shared the best practices employed by his resort to enhance organisational efficiency and productivity. He highlighted the importance of praising employees, whilst bringing humanity and practising humility by all levels of managers and team members.

At the end of the session, a panel discussion was held on Employee Wellness. Moderated by Ahmed Irash, CEO of Nishy Pvt Ltd, the thoughtful discussion featured Ahmed Ibrahim, Head of HR Business Partner at Bank of Maldives, Hussain Shahid, Executive Assistant Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, and Aminath Shaly, Cluster HR Director at S Hotels and Resorts. Through practical examples from their respective organisations, they highlighted the important role played by the wellbeing of employees and their state of mind in maximising productivity.

“Our aim is to continue to add value to the HR network. We have a wide range of activities planned for 2019, including some great programmes at different regions of Maldives. Now our focus will be the upcoming National HR Convention and EXPO, which is scheduled for February 24-25 at Dharubaaruge – Male city,” MAHRP President Hussain Afeef, who also serves as the Regional Director of Training, Development and Quality Assurance at LUX* Resorts, said.

MAHRP is the first professional association registered in the Maldives, dedicated to human resources and people development. The association’s mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most current and comprehensive resources, and to advance the profession by promoting HR’s essential values, setting professional standards and providing the know-how. It is committed to linking and connecting HR professionals and practitioners locally and overseas through signature events and membership activities.

As part of its aim to develop human resources, MAHRP regularly hosts knowledge share events. The association also organised an exclusive training event in the Maldives with the world’s leading customer experience consultant Ron Kaufman.

MAHRP’s main focus for 2019 will be identifying key challenges in human capital development and work towards adding value to every aspect of HR throughout the country. This includes a series of activities, including HR knowledge share, best practice share, HR organisational level quizzes, HR convention and debate sessions, as well as inspirational talks with world-class speakers.

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