Among those present at the symposium. Image: The Bruneian

Centre for Islamic Banking, Finance and Management (CIBFM) recently hosted a symposium highlighting the importance of proper Human Resource (HR) management in organisations.

The convention dubbed “HR Symposium: Back to Basics” that was held at the Rizqun International Hotel gathered local and international experts who shared working insights on tackling various human resource issues and problems.

Hosted under a partnership with SMR HR Group Malaysia, the symposium also received support from the Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD).

CIBFM’s Acting CEO Hjh Sufinah Hj Sahat delivering her speech. Image: The Bruneian

CIBFM’s Acting Chief Executive Officer who is also AMBD’s Acting Assistant Managing Director Hjh Sufinah Hj Sahat stressed that HR departments and sections today should not encompass more roles for it to flourish and grow.

“HR departments should not be limited only to ensuring company’s compliances to labour laws, processing payrolls, recruitments and handling employee complaints – the department must also become a strategic partner, an employee advocate and a mentor for change,” she said.

The acting CEO also highlighted the importance of formulating proper succession planning and frameworks as well as fostering leadership structures across any organisations.

This, she added, is vital for optimising employee effectiveness and productivity.

Hjh Sufinah also said that it is crucial for any organisations to go “back to basics” when it comes to dealing with HR management – as it strengthens group foundation, leading to a more proper and solid HR management strategies.

Following the successful hosting of the convention, Hjh Sufinah reaffirmed that CIBFM will continue its role in providing quality programmes and insightful events to strengthen businesses and organisations in the country.

In addition, CIBFM is also conducting an Accredited Competency Professional (ACP) Masterclass which will end tomorrow.

The ACP Masterclass aimed to provide participants with relevant skills to develop customised competency dictionaries for best-fit purposes in their organisations.

Successful participants of the Masterclass will be given an ACP certification recognised by the Institute of Leadership and Management, United Kingdom.



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