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Human Resources Convention Receives Bold Response

Vice President of the FHRI and chairperson of the Organising Committee, Ravinesh Krishna said the convention provided an opportunity to FHRI members to come together to network. “And listen to credible speakers sharing their knowledge on their areas of expertise."
23 Nov 2021 09:00
Human Resources Convention Receives Bold Response
Fiji Human Resources Institute (FHRI) President Kameli Batiweti during the 2019 FHRI annual convention.

BSP Life 2021 Fiji Human Resources Institute (FHRI) annual convention is this week.

Over 250 delegates are expected to be part of the event.

The annual convention is scheduled from Friday and Saturday at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, Nadi.

 

With the theme of ‘Work Transformation; Step Up and Be Business Focused,’ the convention would feature 15 local speakers and two overseas speakers.

Vice President of the FHRI and chairperson of the Organising Committee, Ravinesh Krishna said the convention provided an opportunity to FHRI members to come together to network.

“And listen to credible speakers sharing their knowledge on their areas of expertise.”

 

“We have a different theme each year and it usually is what the institute wants to achieve in the present and the coming year.”

He said because of COVID-19, FHRI was unable to organise the convention last year, but held a one-day forum instead.

“This year, we took the bold step to organise it and the response has been overwhelming.”

 

“During the lockdown, we tried every avenue to be in touch with our members, so we had online talanoa sessions, mini workshops and more.”

He said the transition from working at the comfort of one’s home could be challenging one got back to their office.

“So the committee thought that we should base the theme along the lines of workforce transformation and the future of work and productivity,” Mr Krishna said.

The first day of the convention, Friday, November 26, would comprise seven sessions.

 

Day One: What To Expect
– Reserve Bank of Fiji governor Ariff Ali on Fiji’s economy.

– FHRI president and Fiji Commerce and Employer’s Federation chief executive officer Kameli Batiweti on why businesses need to change.

– Chartered Institute of Personnel Management former president Ajantha Dhaasiri on Human Resource Competencies; enhancing both efficiency and effectiveness.

– Australian Human Resource Institute chief executive officer Sarah McCann-Bartlett on workplace culture.

– BSP Life head of distribution George Kotobalavu on increasing financial wellness into the future

– Telecom Fiji on why telecommunication is the key workforce transformation agent, and

– Panel discussion on employment contracts.

 

Day Two: What To Expect
The second day comprise seven additional sessions, concluding with the FHRI annual general meeting.

– Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission director Ashwin Raj on businesses and human rights obligations.

– International Finance Corporation and Fiji Human Resources Institute collaboration results on promoting respectful and resilient workplaces in Fiji.

– Tourism Fiji chief executive officer Brent Hill on COVID-19 protocols in the tourism industry

– Bank of the South Pacific general manager corporate services Rajeshwar Singh on why culture and governance are not measurable.

 

Feedback: shreya.kumar@fijisun.com.fj



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