THE Ministry of Public Services will tonight host the annual Public Service ‘Excellence in Human Resources Management Awards’ 2015 at the Solomon Kitano Mendana hotel, in Honiara.
Annually, the Ministry of Public Service normally organizes the ‘Excellence in Human Resources Management Awards’, to reward high performing Human Resource Managers and officers within the Solomon Islands Public Service.
This program is being organised by the Ministry of Public Service and supported by the Australian Government (DFAT) through its Solomon Islands Governance (SIGOV) Program.
The awards are usually presented in five main categories, Human Resources Manager of the Year Award (Overall), Workforce Management of the Year Award, Role Model of the Year Award, Change Champion of the Year Award, and Most Improved of the Year Award.
There are also two ‘Special Recognition & Encouragement’ Awards that are usually presented to recognise special efforts made by HR Officers.
This annual event aim is to foster an atmosphere of continuous learning, development and improvement amongst HR Practitioners in the Public Service, and to encourage and motivate them to a culture of excellence and high performance.
The Public Service ‘Excellence in Human Resources Management Awards’ are the result of a broader program of capacity development aimed at improving the skills, knowledge and performance of HR Managers and Officers within the Solomon Islands Public Service.
The awards presentation dinner is being especially organised to recognise and reward some of the more outstanding achievements by local HR Managers over the past year.
A statement from the Ministry of Public Service said, it is very important to recognise and reward good performance so that HR staff in the public service have a strong motivation to continue working hard and improve on their performance.
It added that invitations for the awards dinner will be extended to the Prime Minister, Minister for Public Service, Chairman of the Public Service Commission, Permanent Secretaries, DFAT officials, HR Advisers and all SIG HR Managers.
The basis and selection of individuals for these Awards is made by a HRM Awards Committee within the Ministry of Public Service consisting of senior officers from the different divisions namely IPAM, Workforce Management and Development, Policy and Procedures, and Strategic Planning.
The Secretary to the Public Service Commission is also part of this Committee.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA