Sunday 15 December, 2019

HRMAJ to lead charge in establishing a national HR Registry

Karl Williams (right), President of the Human Resource Management Association (HRMAJ), engages Marcus McChristian, Management Officer, United States Embassy in Kingston, in conversation during the opening day of the Association's HR and Leadership Conference held at the Knutsford Court Hotel. McChristian was the guest speaker for the official opening ceremony. Sharing in the conversation is Lois Walters, Vice President of HRMAJ.

Karl Williams (right), President of the Human Resource Management Association (HRMAJ), engages Marcus McChristian, Management Officer, United States Embassy in Kingston, in conversation during the opening day of the Association's HR and Leadership Conference held at the Knutsford Court Hotel. McChristian was the guest speaker for the official opening ceremony. Sharing in the conversation is Lois Walters, Vice President of HRMAJ.

President of the Human Resource Management Association, (HRMAJ), Karl Williams says the association will be actively leading the charge for the establishment of a national registry for all Human Resource professionals and practitioners in Jamaica.

Williams was speaking during the opening ceremony of the 39th annual HR and Leadership Conference, held under the theme – “Smart Organization…Optimizing Value”, earlier this week at the Knutsford Court Hotel.

“HRMAJ will ensure that the HR profession is self-regulated and that members of the national HR registry is certified through continuing education and adherence to a code of ethics and rules of professional conduct…that each and every practising HR professional must adhere to”, Williams said in the president’s remark.

Williams noted that HRMAJ has started the groundwork in engaging the relevant stakeholders to make the registry a reality. It noted that it is important that the HR profession be treated with utmost importance as the development of human capital is imperative to the achievements of Jamaica’s Vision 2030.

The opening ceremony also featured guest speaker, Marcus McChristian, Management Officer, United States Embassy, Kingston, who presented on the topic - SMART Leadership.

McChristian shared with the audience his leadership experience and seven attributes he believes is key to leadership - conflict management; managing difficult conversations, embracing failure, being accountable, adapting to technology, taking care of one’s physical and mental health, and being truthful at all times.

The conference ends on Friday, November 15 and features numerous local and international speakers focusing on the following overarching topics – Smart People, Digital Description, Business Essentials, People Analytics, Smart Leadership.

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