The President of the MAHRP and Vice President of the World Federation of Human Resources Associations (WFHRA), Mr. Areff Salauroo; the Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Development Board, Mr. Ken Poonoosamy; the President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, Mr. Olusegun Mojeed; and other personalities were present.
In his keynote address, President Roopun stated that HR management had a key role in fostering successful and sustainable business organisations, adding that HR practices were central to any strategy. “HR Professionals,” he underlined, “are the ones to link employee capabilities with the level of performance required by a business organisation and improve effectiveness.”
However, he indicated that people management remained complicated and dynamic which was why he said, it needed to constantly adapt itself to emerging challenges and new technologies. “The global economy,” he pointed out, “has been hugely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war between Russia and Ukraine.”
“In the face of such unprecedented challenges, it is imperative that HR leaders start evaluating the immediate and longer-term impacts of these trends and the degree to which they will change strategic goals and plans,” he stressed.
President Roopun was confident that the Congress would benefit HR departments, enterprises, ministries, and policymakers and would enable them to identify risks, issues, challenges, and opportunities in human resources.
He congratulated Mr. Salauroo for his election as the Vice President of the WFHRA, whom he said, was working alongside global professionals to further improve the effectiveness of people management around the world and also ponder on challenges that Mauritius, as a Small Island Developing State, had to face from an HR perspective.
For his part, Mr. Salauroo highlighted that the Congress would enable participants to come up with practical solutions as regards issues identified in HR management, better adapt to new working trends and revisit business strategic objectives. He also spoke of the need to promote human-centric organisations that addressed the needs of employees and bring a fair balance between their professional and social lives.
In attendance was the chief host, Mr. Areff Salauroo, President, Association of Human Resource Professionals of Mauritius and Vice President, World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA), Mr. Olusegun Mojeed, FCIPM President, CIPM and Secretary-General, African Human Resource Confederation (AHRC), Mrs. Chidinma Obiejesi, MCIPM National Treasurer, CIPM, H.E. Mr. Prithvirajsingh Roopun, the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr. Raj Seeparsad, President, AHRC and Mr. Henry Unuakpor, Vice President, CIPM at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Annual HR Congress of the Association of Human Resource Professionals of Mauritius (MAHRP), Friday, July 22, 2022, among others.