The HR Focus Conference and Awards 2021 was launched by Mrs. Ewurabena Neequaye, the Editor-in-Chief of HR Focus Africa at the just ended Vodafone HR Interactive 2021.

The event, which took place on the Microsoft Teams virtual platform saw the participation of over two hundred HR practitioners, business leaders, and executives.

The event was themed “Leveraging Digital Technology to Achieve Productivity Remotely”.

Speaking at the event were esteemed HR practitioners in the persons of Hannah Ashiokai Akrong, HR Director, Vodafone Ghana, Jen Barkey Anane-Nsiah, HR Manager, Omnimedia (Citi FM/Citi TV) and Edward Osafo, Senior HR Business Partner – Standard Chartered Bank.

Jen Barkey Anane-Nsiah, HR Manager, Omnimedia (Citi FM/Citi TV)

In their panel discussion, Ashiokai Akrong, Jen Anane-Nsiah, and Edward Osafo presented key nuggets on how to manage employees remotely, and shared some challenges they have faced and the steps they took to overcome them. As the guest speakers addressed questions asked by participants, challenges faced by other HR Practitioners were drawn out and addressed.

Dr. Mrs. Ellen Hagan, the CEO of L’AINE Services delivered the welcome address virtually. She said, “The HR Interactive events form part of the build-up to our annual HR Focus Conference happening on 7th and 8th October 2021, and they are each centred around unique themes that give insight to emerging HR challenges in Ghana and Africa as a whole. This year, we plan to hold three more HR interactive events in addition to today’s session and we look forward to having you all be a part of them.”

Hannah Ashiokai Akrong, HR Director, Vodafone Ghana

The HR Focus Conference and Awards 2021 presents the opportunity to award excellence in HR Practice across the world of work in Ghana. According to the HR Focus Team, this year, there will be added award categories to reward best practice of HR Practitioners, business leaders and organisations that have shown exceptional feats during the fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Interested business leaders and HR Practitioners can nominate themselves at

HR Focus Africa

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