The Human Resources Director for Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC, Dr Hazel P. Berrard Amuah, has been adjudged Woman HR Professional of the year 2018 for the private sector, at the Ghana Human Resources Innovation Awards.
Dr. Amuah shrugged off competition from some of the best HR minds in the industry and top multinational firms to pick up the coveted award. The Ghana Human Resources Innovation Awards is an annual celebration of leading human resource practitioners and organizations with topnotch HR models who have made sterling contributions to the corporate sector over the years.
Dr Amuah did not only walk away with the top award but was also listed on the most sought-after 2019 top 20 HR Leaders in Ghana log. She was previously in the top 50 but her sterling performance has pushed her further up into the top 20.
The human resource function plays a pivotal and strategic role in sustaining organizational growth in a highly competitive global environment. Dr. Amuah in an interview said, “I am really humbled by this recognition, I thank God for the honour, for the support of my team and my family. I believe this award goes to underscore the importance of HR services in every organizations the deep connection to both the successes of businesses and the people”.
Aside her individual achievement on the awards night, her organization, Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC also bagged two prestigious awards, underscoring the company’s absolute commitment to diversity, gender and inclusion.
Guinness Ghana won the award for Excellence in Women Empowerment Strategy and HR Innovation of the Year: Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverage (Manufacturing). In the area of empowering women, the company among other things, ensures that there is 50:50 ratio of women to men in all vacancy shortlisting for interviews as well as 50:50 ratio of women to men the firm’s interview panel. The purpose is to increase the chances of having a 50:50 ratio hire of men to women in the business and getting to an eventual 50:50 gender parity in the business.