HR experts call for a sound HR policy in Nepal

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 3, 2015-

Experts have called for a sound human resources policy in Nepal to enhance labor productivity and competitiveness.

Addressing a half day workshop Managers and captains of Nepali Industry said that a good human resource policy was crucial to enhancing productivity and improving Nepal’s competitiveness in the global marketplace.

Identifying problems and implementing a solution is key to improving the quality of Human Resource said Jose Assalino, Country Director, International Labor Organisation Nepal.

 “While improved productivity and competitiveness is a permanent must, this can only be achieved through team work engaging managers and labour in the identification of bottlenecks and in the implementation of appropriate responses,” Assalino said.

According to the study conducted by Asian Development Bank and ILO in 2009, poor industrial relations and resultant labour market rigidities are one of the key constraints to investment and growth in Nepal.

 Acknowledging the role of experts, President of the HR Society of Nepal, Mr. Kumar Joshi, in his opening remarks said that “We have to play an instrumental role in drafting sound Human Resource Policy.”

Experts were speaking during a workshop on “Enhancing Productivity and Competitiveness through Social Dialogue in the Nepalese enterprises” in Kathmandu on Saturday. It was organized by The Human Resources Society Nepal in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The workshop was organised to educate the participators about the role of HR managers in the private sector in capacity enhancement and mainstreaming the principles of social dialogue in the HR policies and practices to improve overall industrial relations environment.

The programme was attended by more than 60 practicing HR managers from Nepalese private sector and the representatives of the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI).

Published: 03-10-2015 19:07

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