For the first time in its 19 year history the Human Resource Management Association of Barbados (HRMAB), will be hosting a week of activities to celebrate and recognize the contribution of this vital profession.

From Sunday February 22nd until Saturday February 28th, the inaugural week of activities will include a church service, an induction ceremony for new members, an HR Showcase, a public lecture and an evening of fun activity for members, before drawing to a close with the association’s first awards dinner and Gala event.

Under the theme “Acknowledging our strength; Embracing our Relevance” the initiative is intended to highlight the role of Human Resources Management (HRM), in addition to recognizing HR practitioners for their enormous contribution.

During this week it is the intention of HRMAB to interact with the public and to highlight the role which the HR professional plays; one such activity will be the HR Showcase, where students desirous of charting their career paths and members of the general public can participate and walk away with a comprehensive understanding of the role of the HR professional in the organization.

President Glenda Gilkes advised “We will also take this opportunity to recognize the many HR professionals on the island during our inaugural awards dinner and Gala event. HR professionals are usually the ones to arrange and manage the functions which recognize staff for their contribution to the organization; this will be an opportunity for HR to be recognized and awarded”.

Over the coming weeks, information on the various activities will be circulated among the membership, in addition to being relayed to members of the general public who are encouraged to get involved, particularly during the HR Showcase, as well as the public lecture which is scheduled for the Grande Salle of the Tom Adams Financial Centre on February 24th.

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