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MAHRP to host “HR best practice share” session on Employee Relations

Maldives Association of Human Resource Professionals (MAHRP) has announces plans to host an ‘HR Best Practice Share and Knowledge Session’ on employee relations.

This latest edition in MAHRP’s series of ‘HR Best Practice Share and Knowledge Session’ initiative will be conducted on July 14. The session will take place at the Maldives National University’s Faculty of Education Auditorium from 8-10pm.

During this session, Mohamed Shihab, the Chief Operating Officer at Damas Pvt Ltd, will give a presentation about the best practices in handling disciplinary issues as well as related policies and procedures at workplace, whilst Guraisha Ismail, the Manager Employee Relations at Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) will speak on grievance management and its implications at workplace.

Followed by these two presentations, a penal discussion will be held on the topic of, “How equipped are today’s HR managers to handle employee relations?”

The HR Best Practice Share and Knowledge Session series is a special knowledge sharing forum where participating organisations will present their practices in various aspect of human resources management. These regular sessions always bring out wonderful stories of how things can be done in organisations regardless of their resources or financial strength.

Meanwhile, MAHRP is gearing up to host the first ever learning and development conference in Maldives. Set to take place on August 3 at the Maldives National University’s main auditorium, the Maldives – Learning and Development Conference 2019 is a one-day event focused on finding smart, creative strategies and techniques to meet the current demand and needs of learning and development, to address today’s challenges and to handle the future workforce.

The association will also launch its Speakers Club initiative on August 4.

MAHRP is the first professional association registered in the Maldives, dedicated to human resources and people development. The association’s mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most current and comprehensive resources, and to advance the profession by promoting HR’s essential values, setting professional standards and providing the know-how. It is committed to linking and connecting HR professionals and practitioners locally and oversees through signature events and membership activities.

As part of its aim to develop human resources, MAHRP regularly hosts knowledge share events. The association also organised an exclusive training event in Maldives with world’s leading customer experience consultant Ron Kaufman, and the first ever National HR Convention and Expo.

MAHRP’s main focus for 2019 is identifying key challenges in human capital development and work towards adding value to every aspect of HR throughout the country. This includes a series of activities, including HR knowledge share, best practice share, HR organisational level quizzes, HR convention and debate sessions, as well as inspirational talks with world-class speakers.

Those interested in participating in MAHRP’s next edition of the HR Best Practice Share and Knowledge Session series can register here

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MAHRP to host Maldives first Learning and Development Conference

Maldives Association of HR Professionals (MAHRP) has announced plans to host the first ever learning and development conference in Maldives.

Set to take place on August 3 at the Maldives National University’s main auditorium, the Maldives – Learning and Development Conference 2019 is a one-day event focused on finding smart, creative strategies and techniques to meet the current demand and needs of learning and development, to address today’s challenges and to handle the future workforce.

Topics that would be covered during the conference include: global best practices in training, supporting a culture of learning, redefining learning ROI, building effective learning and development programmes, learning for millennials, strategies to attract Gen Z workers, retaining top talents, and successful programmes to get new talents on board.

Some of the confirmed speakers include:

  • Kenneth Kwan: leadership speaker, author and high performance strategist
  • Tharaka Appuhamy: Assistant General Manager – Talent Management and Quality Assurance at Aitken Spence Hotels
  • Ahmed Saeid: Director of HR and Training at Furaveri Island Resort & Spa
  • Ahmed Ibrahim: Head of HR Business Partner at Bank of Maldives

“We saw the need of having an event like this, targeting one of the key components of HR and organisational development which is learning and development. Through this event, we want to value and connect with the learning and development professionals in the Maldives,” MAHRP President Hussain Afeef, who also serves as the Regional Director of Training, Development and Quality Assurance at LUX* Resorts, said.

MAHRP is the first professional association registered in the Maldives, dedicated to human resources and people development. The association’s mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most current and comprehensive resources, and to advance the profession by promoting HR’s essential values, setting professional standards and providing the know-how. It is committed to linking and connecting HR professionals and practitioners locally and oversees through signature events and membership activities.

As part of its aim to develop human resources, MAHRP regularly hosts knowledge share events. The association also organised an exclusive training event in Maldives with world’s leading customer experience consultant Ron Kaufman, and the first ever National HR Convention and Expo.

MAHRP’s main focus for 2019 is identifying key challenges in human capital development and work towards adding value to every aspect of HR throughout the country. This includes a series of activities, including HR knowledge share, best practice share, HR organisational level quizzes, HR convention and debate sessions, as well as inspirational talks with world-class speakers.

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MAHRP Concludes successful HR best practice share session

Maldives Association of Human Resource Professionals (MAHRP) has successfully concluded an HR best practice share session.

The Great HR Best Practice Share April 2019 edition, which was held at the Faculty of Education Auditorium on April 13, attracted an audience of 87 HR professionals. The event focused on three different streams of HR: happiness at work, employee engagement, and rewards and recognitions.

Ibrahim Inaz, Resort Manager at SAii Lagoon Maldives, gave a presentation on employee engagement and its role in building organisational cultures, whilst Sujatha Haleem, Chief Operating Officer at the Maldives Pension Administration Office, walked the attendees through a case study covering several initiatives taken by the pension administrator in oder to ensure that their employees were happy and felt productive at work. Hassan Shamaam, HR Manager at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, highlighted the strengths of an organisational culture which is driven by a set of rewards of recognitions that celebrate the employees’ work and make them feel valued. The facilitator include Ibrahim Inaz, Resort Manager at SAii Lagoon Maldives, Sujatha Haleem, Chief Operating Officer at the Maldives Pension Administration Office, Hassan Shamaam, HR Manager at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa.

he Great HR Best Practice Share series is a special knowledge sharing forum where participating organisations will present their practices in various aspect of human resources management. These monthly sessions always bring out wonderful stories of how things can be done in organisations regardless of their resources or financial strength.

Following the successful HR best practice share session, MAHRP is gearing up for a general get together of its members on April 28. During this event to be held at Ghiyasuddin School in capital Male from 8.15-10pm, Kirunba Shankar, President of the Professional Speakers Association of India, will deliver a keynote address, drawing on his experience as an entrepreneur, digital marketing and social media consultant, and author.

The association will also launch its Speakers Club initiative on August 04.

MAHRP is the first professional association registered in the Maldives, dedicated to human resources and people development. The association’s mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most current and comprehensive resources, and to advance the profession by promoting HR’s essential values, setting professional standards and providing the know-how. It is committed to linking and connecting HR professionals and practitioners locally and oversees through signature events and membership activities.

As part of its aim to develop human resources, MAHRP regularly hosts knowledge share events. The association also organised an exclusive training event in Maldives with world’s leading customer experience consultant Ron Kaufman, and the first ever National HR Convention and Expo.

MAHRP’s main focus for 2019 is identifying key challenges in human capital development and work towards adding value to every aspect of HR throughout the country. This includes a series of activities, including HR knowledge share, best practice share, HR organisational level quizzes, HR convention and debate sessions, as well as inspirational talks with world-class speakers.

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MAHRP becomes a member of Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM)

Maldives Association of Human Resource Professionals- MAHRP is pleased to announce that we have secured a seat and membership for Maldives as a Member of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resources Management (APFHRM). MAHRP was awarded the membership in a APFHRM board meeting held in Fiji from 15th – 16th March, 2019, Radisson Blu Resort, Denarau.

The Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) is the network of human resources and people management associations’ representative countries in the Asia Pacific region. As a collective, the Federation’s purpose is to advance the standing of the HR and people management profession within the region. It does this through its member representatives regularly meeting to exchange knowledge and research on best practice in HR. From the member associations’ geographical proximity to one another, the Federation’s major focus is in matters relating specifically to HR in the Asia Pacific region, though it is also an active branch of the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA). The countries that form the federation are Australia, Bangladesh, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines , Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan,Thailand, Vietnam and Maldives. The APFHRM comprises a group of representatives from human resources associations within the Asia Pacific region.

This will give us opportunities to learn from over 17 different countries and add value to the National HR Network and every single HR Professionals.

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MAHRP PARTNERS WITH CIPD TO DEVELOP MALDIVES HR PROFESSIONALS

Maldives Association of HR Professionals (MAHRP) and Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD) has entered into a partnership.

A memorandum on cooperation was signed on March 5, during the National HR Convention and Expohosted by MAHRP at the main convention centre of Dharubaaruge in capital Male from March 4-5. Ahmed Ibrahim, vice president of MAHRP, and Edward Houghton, Head of Research and Thought Leadership at CIPD, signed the agreement.

“CIPD is pleased to sign this historic MOC with the first professional body in the Maldives championing human capital excellence. CIPD Is committed to help MAHRP in its mandate to guide the HR professionals and network. We will be helping them in various aspects of HR practices and other needs as it arises,” Edward Houghton was quoted in a statement, as saying.

Under this partnership, MAHRP and CIPD will work together on four different vital areas, with one being sharing research and data, which is crucial to the development of HR practices in Maldives and making good HR-related decisions. CIPD will also work closely with MAHRP in developing much-needed HR research base, which will serve as a guide on how responsible and actionable research can be done in the Maldives. The third key focus area is partnering with MAHRP in conducting HR knowledge share events, highlighting various HR streams such as talent development, succession planning, data-based HR practices, and HR and research-based decision making.

MAHPR will also explore ways to bring CIPD membership to the Maldives, and assist Maldivian HR professionals who aim to reach the levels of CIPD and its affiliated members and programmes. MAHRP will offer CIPD membership services to its members and will guide them to achieve CIDP membership status through a rigorous coaching and mentoring programme, which is expected to begin in July. CIPD will support this initiative in ensuring all standards are followed and interested MAHRP members are guided accordingly.

“Having this MOC provides MAHRP yet another platform to bring new HR and human capital development ideas, practices and most importantly, CIPD will guide MAHRP in keeping its values, vision and purpose aligned at all times. We are delighted to receive CIPD’s support in our effort to add value to the HR network in the Maldives,” MAHRP President Hussain Afeef, who also serves as the Regional Director of Training, Development and Quality Assurance at LUX* Resorts, said.

Headquarters in the UK with various hubs in parts of the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Asia, CIPD is the career partner of choice for over 150,000 professional members around the world. CIPD is the only body in the world that can award Chartered Status to individual HR or L&D professionals, and their independent research and insights make them trusted advisors to governments and worldwide employers.

MAHRP is the first professional association registered in the Maldives, dedicated to human resources and people development. The association’s mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most current and comprehensive resources, and to advance the profession by promoting HR’s essential values, setting professional standards and providing the know-how. It is committed to linking and connecting HR professionals and practitioners locally and oversees through signature events and membership activities.

As part of its aim to develop human resources, MAHRP regularly hosts knowledge share events. The association also organised an exclusive training event in Maldives with world’s leading customer experience consultant Ron Kaufman.

MAHRP’s main focus for 2019 is identifying key challenges in human capital development and work towards adding value to every aspect of HR throughout the country. This includes a series of activities, including HR knowledge share, best practice share, HR organisational level quizzes, HR convention and debate sessions, as well as inspirational talks with world-class speakers.

Meanwhile, MAHRP has signed a similar agreement with the Chartered Institute of Personal Management (CIPM) of Sri Lanka, in a bid to develop the HR professionals network in Maldives.

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National HR Convention begins with over 400 participants

Maldives Association of Human Resource Professionals (MAHRP) has held the first ever National HR Convention and Expo 2019 at Dharubaaruge convention centre with over 400 participants.

The National HR Convention and Expo will provide a platform featuring six keynote addresses by well-known HR leaders, and an additional twenty presentations and speeches will be delivered by some of the most renowned names in the local HR network. During the two-day convention, two panel discussions are scheduled to take place on topics: HR as a Business Partner and Employee Wellness and Engagement. The panellists include experts from the HR sector locally and globally. The speakers include individuals from Singapore, Sweden, India, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, and Maldives.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Higher Education Dr. Ibrahim Hassan expressed such conventions will boost the HR sector of the country.

MAHRP noted most participants are from tourism sector. The theme for the inaugural edition of the convention is Future of HR and Work. The Expo will focus on four key areas, including Talent Development and Culture, Employee Wellness and Engagement, Innovation and Digitalisation in HR Practices, and HR as a Business Partner and Future of Work.

MAHRP is Maldives’s first professional association registered at Ministry of Home Affairs, devoted to human resources and people development.

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RaajjeTV signs on as media partner for National HR Convention 2019

RaajjeTV has signed on as media partner for Maldives first ever National HR Convention and Expo.

The convention will be hosted by Maldives Association of Human Resource Professionals (MAHRP)

MAHRP general secretary Ali Adam and RaajjeTV managing director Ahmed Saleem signed the agreement at a ceremony on Sunday.

At the ceremony, Ali Adam said he is pleased to have the opportunity to share information on their HR convention through RaajjeTV. MAHRP President Hussain Afeef said that they chose RaajjeTV as their media partner due to popular support and since it is the best channel through which they can share information.

Also at the ceremony, Ahmed Saleem highlighted the importance of human resource management in business and praised MAHRP for hosting the convention.

The convention will take place from March 4-5 at the main convention center of Dharubaaruge in capital Male’.

According to MAHRP, the theme of their inaugural convention is “Future of HR and Work”. Speakers will share the latest research and ideas on four sub themes: Future of work – HR as a Business Partner, Employee Wellness and Engagement, HR Innovation and Digitalization, and Talent Development and Culture.

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Ooredoo Maldives partners with MAHRP as Title Sponsor for the National HR Convention & EXPO 2019

Ooredoo Maldives partners with Maldives Association of Human Resource Professionals (MAHRP) as Title Sponsor for the first ever National HR Convention & EXPO 2019 held in the Maldives.

The largest event dedicated to HR Professionals in the Maldives, the National HR Convention and Expo 2019 provides a unique platform to feature the latest innovations, strategies, insights and best practices by the most influential and respected HR Leaders, and practitioners from the Maldives and across the region.

The partnership was formalised at a special event held at Ooredoo Maldives Headquarters this evening, in the presence of the President of MAHRP, Mr. Hussain Afeef; the Executive Secretary of MAHRP, Mr. Ali Adam; the Director of Sales & Brand at Ooredoo Maldives, Mr. Hussain Niyaz; and the Director of Human Resources at Ooredoo Maldives, Mr. Mohamed Shahid.

“The role of Human Resources as a strategic partner of the business is more important than ever. Forums such as the National HR Convention & EXPO is imperative in setting new bench marks in excellence for the Human Resources professional network in the Maldives. We are honoured to be part of this excellent platform and hope it will provide an enriching experience for participating HR professionals.” said Najib Khan, CEO of Ooredoo Maldives.

“We are delighted to partner with Ooredoo Maldives to host the first National HR Convention in the Maldives. We chose Ooredoo Maldives as they have set new heights and benchmarks in the area of HR best practices, making the company one of the best employers in the country. We believe this partnership will add value to MAHRP and its members.” said Mr. Hussain Afeef, President of MAHRP.

The theme for the inaugural edition of the convention is “Future of HR and Work” and will focus on four key areas; Talent Development and Culture, Employee Wellness and Engagement, Innovation and Digitalisation in HR Practices, as well as HR as a Business Partner and Future of Work.

The National HR Convention & EXPO will be held at Dharubaaruge on 4th & 5th March. Interested parties can register for the National HR Convention & EXPO online through https://form.jotform.me/90261142208446. For more information about the event, please visit National HR Convention Page 

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MAHRP to host First Ever National HR Convention and EXPO In Maldives

Maldives Association of Human Resource Professionals (MAHRP) will host the National HR Convention and EXPO 2019 on March 4 – 5, at the convention centre Dharubaaruge.

The convention will commence with the support of Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI), Sri Lankan company Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), and World HRD Congress of India.

The theme for the inaugural edition of the convention is “Future of HR and Work”. The EXPO will focus on four key areas, including Talent Development and Culture, Employee Wellness and Engagement, Innovation and Digitalisation in HR Practices, and HR as a Business Partner and Future of Work.

The National HR Convention and EXPO will provide a platform featuring six keynote addresses by well-known HR leaders, and an additional twenty presentations and speeches will be delivered by some of the most renowned names in the local HR network.

Confirmed local speakers;

– Ibrahim Inaz, Resort Manager at S Resorts & Hotels

– Adam Naseer, Director Technical Services at Auditor General’s Office

– Ali Adam, General Manager Human Resources at Universal Enterprises

– Dr Ahmed Shahid, Dean of Faculty of Research at Villa College

– Hassan Saeed, Resort Manager at Dhigali Maldives

During the two-day convention, two panel discussions will take place on ‘HR as a Business Partner’ and ‘Employee Wellness and Engagement’. Panellists include Head of HR Business Partner at Bank of Maldives Ahmed Ibrahim, Cluster Director of HR at S Hotels and Resorts Aminath Shaly, Director of Human Resources at Villa Shipping and Trading Ibrahim Moosa, and Speaker and Trainer at Empowering All Masood Ali.

MAHRP’s speakers line includes speakers from Singapore, Sweden, India, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, and Maldives.

“This is the first time an event of this magnitude is carried out in the Maldives. We are optimistic that we will be able to gather over 300 HR professionals and leaders to this”, said MAHRP President Hussain Afeef, who is also the Regional Director of Training, Development and Quality Assurance at LUX* Resorts

Interested parties may register for the convention at https://form.jotform.me/90261142208446

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MAHRP Wraps up 2018 activities with powerful HR best practice share session

Maldives Association of Human Resource Professionals (MAHRP) has concluded its series of activities for 2018 with a powerful HR best practice share session. The Great HR Best Practice Share December 2018 edition, which was held at the Faculty of Education Auditorium on December 15, attracted an audience of 70 HR professionals covering eight different sectors and 24 different organisations. The event focused on three different streams of HR: Employee Engagement via Training and Development, Rewards and Recognition, and Employee Wellness.

Adam Naseer, Director Technical Services at the Auditor General’s Office, delivered the keynote on Employee Engagement through Training and Development, during which he emphasised the importance of focusing on the growth mindset of employees, as well as having customised learning and development programmes for all team members. Organisations must spend time and effort in making their employees better through continuous learning programmes that result in employee engagement, he said.Speaking on the topic of Rewards and Recognition, Hassan Saeed, the Resort Manager at Dhigali Maldives, shared the best practices employed by his resort to enhance organisational efficiency and productivity. He highlighted the importance of praising employees, whilst bringing humanity and practicing humility by all levels of managers and team members. At the end of the session, a panel discussion was held on Employee Wellness. 

Moderated by Ahmed Irash, CEO of Nishy Pvt Ltd, the thoughtful discussion featured Ahmed Ibrahim, Head of HR Business Partner at Bank of Maldives, Hussain Shahid, Executive Assistant Manager at Holiday Inn Resort 

MAHRP is the first professional association registered in the Maldives, dedicated to human resources and people development.The association’s mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most current and comprehensive resources, and to advance the profession by promoting HR’s essential values, setting professional standards and providing the know-how. It is committed to linking and connecting HR professionals and practitioners locally and oversees through signature events and membership activities.

As part of its aim to develop human resources, MAHRP regularly hosts knowledge share events. The association also organised an exclusive training event in Maldives with world’s leading customer experience consultant Ron Kaufman.

MAHRP’s main focus for 2019 will be identifying key challenges in human capital development and work towards adding value to every aspect of HR throughout the country. This includes a series of activities, including HR knowledge share, best practice share, HR organisational level quizzes, HR convention and debate sessions, as well as inspirational talks with world-class speakers.

Kandooma Maldives, and Aminath Shaly, Cluster HR Director at S Hotels and Resorts. Through practical examples from their respective organisations, they highlighted the important role played by the wellbeing of employees and their state of mind in maximising productivity.

“Our aim is to continue to add value to the HR network. We have a wide range of activities planned for 2019, including some great programmes at different regions of Maldives. Now our focus will be the upcoming National HR Convention and EXPO, which is scheduled for February 24-25 at Dharubaaruge – Male city,” MAHRP President Hussain Afeef, who also serves as the Regional Director of Training, Development and Quality Assurance at LUX* Resorts, said.

 

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