Appel à candidatures émis pour les Stevie® Awards 2022 pour les grands employeurs

La septième distinction annuelle pour les employeurs et les professionnels des ressources humaines accepte les candidatures

FAIRFAX, Virginie, 18 mars 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Les Stevie Awards ont lancé l’appel à candidatures pour la septième édition annuelle des Stevie® Awards pour les grands employeurs, qui récompensent les meilleures entreprises au monde pour lesquelles travailler ainsi que les équipes de ressources humaines, les professionnels, les fournisseurs et les nouveaux produits et services qui aident à créer et à favoriser des lieux de travail exceptionnels.

Toutes les personnes et organisations du monde (publiques et privées, à but lucratif et à but non lucratif, grandes et petites) peuvent soumettre leurs candidatures aux Stevie® Awards pour les grands employeurs. La date limite des premières candidatures, qui bénéficieront de frais d’entrée réduits, est fixée au 27 avril. La date limite des candidatures finales est fixée au 8 juin, mais les candidatures tardives seront acceptées jusqu’au 7 juillet, moyennant le paiement de frais de retard. Les détails des candidatures sont disponibles à l’adresse www.StevieAwards.com/HR.

Les jurys composés de nombreux cadres du monde entier détermineront les lauréats des Stevie Awards. Les gagnants seront annoncés le 8 août. Le prix des lauréats des Stevie Awards d’or, d’argent et de bronze leur sera remis lors d’un gala organisé au Caesars Palace à Las Vegas, le 17 septembre.

Les Stevie Awards pour les grands employeurs récompensent les réalisations dans de nombreux aspects du lieu de travail. Les catégories comprennent :

Il existe de nouvelles catégories en 2022 pour le leadership éclairé, y compris l’accomplissement en compétences de leadership éclairé, l’accomplissement en talents de leadership éclairé, l’accomplissement en leadership éclairé pour le recrutement, l’accomplissement en leadership éclairé interne et le leadership éclairé de l’année en matière de RH.

Quatorze des 16 catégories individuelles de RH ne nécessitent pas le paiement de frais d’entrée.

Les lauréats des 31 catégories d’employeurs de l’année spécifiques à l’industrie seront déterminés par un mélange unique de votes du public et d’évaluations professionnelles. Le vote du public aura lieu du 11 juillet au 1er août.

Les lauréats du prix Stevie en 2021 comprenaient Allied Irish Banks (Irlande), Bank of America (États-Unis), IBM (États-Unis), Dell Technologies (États-Unis), Everise (Singapour), Fullscript (Canada), Globe Telecom (Philippines), MGM China (Chine), PT. Bank Central Asia Tbk (Indonésie), Rakuten USA, Salary.com (États-Unis), Turkcell İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş. (Turquie), Upwork (États-Unis) et bien d’autres.

À propos des Stevie® Awards :
Les Stevie Awards sont décernés dans huit programmes : les Stevie Awards en Asie-Pacifique, les Stevie Awards en Allemagne, les American Business Awards®, les International Business Awards®, les Stevie Awards au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord, les Stevie Awards pour les femmes entrepreneurs, les Stevie Awards pour les grands employeurs et les Stevie Awards pour les ventes et le service à la clientèle. Les concours Stevie Awards reçoivent chaque année plus de 12 000 nominations émanant d’entreprises de plus de 70 pays. En récompensant les entreprises de tous types et de toutes tailles, ainsi que leurs collaborateurs, les Stevies reconnaissent les performances exceptionnelles sur le lieu de travail dans le monde entier. Pour en savoir plus sur les Stevie Awards, visitez le site www.StevieAwards.com.

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Nina Moore
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Inscrições abertas para o 2022 Stevie® Awards para Grandes Empregadores

Inscrições Abertas para a Sétima Premiação Anual para Empregadores e Profissionais de RH

FAIRFAX, Va., March 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O Stevie Awards abriu as inscrições para o Sétimo Stevie® Awards for Great Employers (Stevie Awards para Grandes Empregadores) Anual, que homenageia as melhores empresas do mundo para trabalhar, além de equipes de recursos humanos, profissionais, fornecedores e novos produtos e serviços que ajudam a criar e impulsionar ótimos locais de trabalho.

Pessoas físicas e jurídicas de todo o mundo – públicas e privadas, com fins lucrativos e sem fins lucrativos, de grande e pequeno porte – podem enviar indicações para o Stevie Awards for Great Employers. O prazo para a inscrição antecipada, com taxa reduzida, é 27 de abril. O prazo final para inscrições é 8 de junho, mas aceitaremos inscrições até 7 de julho mediante o pagamento de uma taxa de atraso. Os detalhes da inscrição podem ser encontrados em www.StevieAwards.com/HR.

Jurados com dezenas de executivos de todo o mundo escolherão os vencedores do Stevie Award. Os finalistas serão anunciados no dia 8 de agosto. Os vencedores do Stevie Award Ouro, Prata e Bronze receberão seus prêmios em um evento de gala no Caesars Palace, em Las Vegas, no dia 17 de setembro.

Os Stevie Awards for Great Employers homenageiam as conquistas em muitas facetas do local de trabalho. As categorias são::

As novas categorias de 2022 são: Liderança de Pensamento, incluindo Conquista em Habilidades de Liderança de Pensamento, Conquista em Talento de Liderança de Pensamento, Conquista em Liderança de Pensamento para Recrutamento, Conquistas em Liderança de Pensamento Interna e Líder de Pensamento de RH do Ano.

Quatorze das 16 categorias de RH Individual não exigem o pagamento de taxa de inscrição.

Os vencedores nas 31 categorias Empregador do Ano específicas do setor serão escolhidos por uma combinação única de votos públicos e classificações profissionais. A votação pública terá lugar de 11 de julho a 1 de agosto.

Os vencedores do Stevie Award em 2021 incluíram Allied Irish Banks (Irlanda), Bank of America (EUA), IBM (EUA), Dell Technologies (EUA), Everise (Cingapura), Fullscript (Canadá), Globe Telecom (Filipinas), MGM China (China), PT. Bank Central Asia Tbk (Indonésia), Rakuten USA, Salary.com (EUA), Turkcell İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş. (Turquia), Upwork (EUA) e muitos mais.

Sobre o Stevie® Awards:
Stevie Awards são concedidos em sete programas: Stevie Awards Ásia-Pacífico, Stevie Awards Alemão, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, Stevie Awards para Mulheres Empresariais, Stevie Awards para Grande Empregadores , e Stevie Awards para Vendas e Serviço ao Cliente. Os concursos Stevie Awards recebem mais de 12.000 nomeações todos os anos de empresas de mais de 70 países. Honrando empresas de todos os tipos e tamanhos, e as pessoas por trás delas, os Stevies reconhecem excelente desempenho no local de trabalho em todo o mundo. Saiba mais sobre os Stevie Awards em www.StevieAwards.com.

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Nina Moore
Nina@StevieAwards.com

African Data Protection Authorities, Smart Africa sign MoU to harmonise Data protection laws

GNA-Smart Africa Alliance (SA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Network of African Data Protection Authorities (NADPA/RAPDP) to provide institutional support and enhance the enforcement capacities of the African National Authorities.

Initial discussions between Smart Africa and NADPA/RAPDP began in November 26, 2021 in Benguerir, Morocco on the need to join forces as a region to enforce the harmonization of the data protection laws as a matter of regional interest.

After successful deliberations both parties convened at Dakar in Senegal to have append their signatures to an MOU opening a new chapter of a Pan African roadmap to achievable data protection goals.

The MoU took effect on March 10th, 2022 laying the ground of a genuine pan African dialogue and cooperation.

Specifically, the NADPA/RAPDP and SA are coming together to support national data strategies and enforcement of data protection regulations in order to create a harmonized framework for data protection policies and regulation in Africa.

It will support African States in preparing or updating legislation on the protection of privacy and personal data, and in establishing data protection authorities;

The MoU will help develop and conduct joint capacity building modules for African Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) through Smart Africa Digital Academy (SADA) whenever possible and develop initiatives for enhanced legal collaboration between African Data Protection Authorities to support the digitalization of the continent.

Executive Director of Ghana’s Data Protection Commission and President of the Network of African Data Protection Authorities, Madam Patricia Adusei Poku, intimated that organisations had reached a new milestone and were now ready to enter into such a partnership that would not only achieve pledged commitments from a data governance and data protection legal harmonization point of view but also for the development of a regional training and certification for African data protection professionals, in order to address the skills deficit in the African data protection field.

Commenting on the strategic signing of the MOU, the CEO of Smart Africa, Lacina Koné registered her excitement on working together with NADPA/RAPDP to enforce capacities for data protection policies and intensify the pan African collaboration. She further noted that the MoU will help facilitate and accelerate harmonization and legal collaboration between member states, a move which is in line with the Malabo Convention as well as the new Continental Data Policy Framework of the African Union Commission.

Mr Awa Ndiaye, President of the CDP Senegal, said the MOU represented a strategic framework for design and sharing between key players in the protection of personal data.

He added that it was in line with initiatives to make Africa a safe and enabling space for digital transformation.

Source: Ghana News Agency

JWs to resume in- person meetings at Kingdom Halls

GNA — Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ghana and globally will resume in-person meetings at their Kingdom Halls, from April 1, 2022.

This comes after two years of meeting exclusively via video and or telephone conferencing due to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A statement signed by Mr Daniel A. Adashie, Public Information Desk of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Ghana Branch, and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said resumption of the in-person meetings was because of the current low incidents of COVID-19 infections and the wide availability of vaccines.

It said the meetings would be subjected to all Government directives and safety protocols.

The statement said the virtual meetings would be retained as a complement to the in-person meetings wherever possible.

It said, since Monday, March 16, 2020, even before government restrictions were announced to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all in-person meetings of Jehovah’s Witnesses around the country and worldwide were suspended.

The statement said the decision was motivated by respect for life as a gift from God, Jehovah and love of neighbour.

It said Government directives that came later were considered as the minimum requirements and additional measures were added wherever it was needed to protect lives.

‘‘To care for the spiritual needs of over 212,000 of Jehovah’s Witnesses and others around the country who attended meetings each week, all spiritual programmes and public ministry were conducted via video and or telephone conferencing, such as Zoom,’’ it said.

The statement said in the last two years of virtual meetings and preaching ministry, over 220,000 people across the country now joined these virtual meetings with some of the new attendees sharing in the Christian commission of preaching the good news of God’s Kingdom.

It said the opening of the Kingdom Halls for in-person meetings coincided with the delivery of a Special Talk to be given worldwide, titled: “Where Can You Find Real Hope?”

The statement said it would be followed by the Memorial of Christ’s death on the evening of Friday, April 15, 2022.

‘‘Jehovah’s Witnesses invite you to join them at their Kingdom Halls or virtually for these truly faith-building programmes that give real hope for the future and to cope with the many challenges we all face today,’’ it said.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Upper East NHIA is third best in membership mobilisation

GNA – The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) in the Upper East Region has emerged the third-best performer in membership mobilisation across the country in 2021, Mr Kasimu Abudulai, the Acting Regional Director of the Authority has said.

He said the Authority was set to achieve a national active membership of 18,681,913 and a target of 1,072,353 for the Region and disclosed that by the close of 2021, the NHIA achieved national population coverage of 16,759,158, representing 54 per cent of the population.

“As a Region, we mobilized 955,010 members, being 73 per cent of the regional population of 1,301,226. This pegs our Region as the third-best performer in membership mobilisation across the country,” he said.

Mr Abudulai was speaking at the 2021 Regional Performance Review meeting of the Authority held in Bolgatanga, the regional capital.

He said the intensity of campaigns on the use of the NHIA mobile renewal system had enhanced the membership renewal drive for members of the scheme.

“By use of the shortcode *929#, one can renew their membership via MTN and Vodafone networks without going to District offices for the same service. Thus, within the year, 430,191 members in the region renewed their membership using the shortcode,” he said.

He encouraged members of the public to take advantage of the mobile renewal code to save them the stress of joining long queues at the premises of the District Offices.

He added that apart from the Authority’s achievement in membership mobilisation, the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC) of the Ghana Statistical Service puts the Region at the top of other 15 Regions with a penetrative rate of 86 per cent.

Mr Abudulai said the Ghana Card offered another opportunity to simplify the acquisition, renewal, and access to healthcare services at the respective accredited facilities.

He said in pursuance of the unification of all identity cards into a single Ghana Card, a holder of the Ghana Card could simply link their health insurance details with the Ghana Card using the same short code, *929#.

Ghana Card bearers who were not yet enrolled onto the NHIS, he noted, would not be issued with new NHIS cards.

“The person’s details are simply linked through our system to the Ghana Card, and that does it, you are good to go,” he added.

That, Mr Abudulai said saved cost to the NHIS, met government policy and eased card management by bearers, expressing worry that the Region’s response to the policy had been slow, and called on all Ghana Cardholders to take advantage of the policy to link their cards.

On credentialing facilities, he said the NHIA since early 2020, initiated a process to digitize the credential application process, “We are proud to announce that currently, all providers in the Region apply for fresh renewal or upgrade of facilities through the online application system.”

Mr Stephen Yakubu, the Upper East Regional Minister, in a speech read on his behalf, commended management and staff of the NHIA in the Region for the milestone chalked in the year under review.

He said the government had added the treatment of four childhood cancers and family planning services to the health insurance scheme benefits package as a pro-poor policy and urged all Ghanaians to take advantage of the policy to better health service delivery.

Source: Ghana News Agency

AfCFTA presents an incredible opportunity for Ghanaians – Rev Dr Mensah

GNA –The Governance Think-Tank, Center for Greater Africa Impact has said the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) presents an incredible opportunity for Ghanaians to scale up activities and expand into the African market.

The Reverend Dr Worlanyo Mensah, the Executive Director of the centre stated at the Ghana News Agency Industrial News Hub Boardroom Dialogue platform at Tema, that AfCFTA opens the citizenry to a market of 1.2 billion people across the continent and provides endless possibilities for sociology-economic growth of the population.

He said: “The AfCFTA provides a structure for Ghana’s foreign traders, producers, and stakeholders in the value chain to grip its existence in the country to successfully trade with their fellow partners in Africa or even the world at large.”

Dr Mensah who is also an economist emphasized that the agreement aims to reduce all trade costs and enable Africa to integrate further into the global chains adding that “AfCFTA will eliminate 90 per cent of tariffs, focus on outstanding non-tariff barriers, and create a single market with free movement of goods and services.”

According to the economist, it is estimated that the agreement will increase Africa’s export by $560 billion, mostly in manufacturing, and urged the private sector to take advantage of the agreement by expanding production both in the industrial, and agriculture sector while taking the lead on the socio-economic transformation of the country at the same time.

He noted that AfCFTA will expose the Ghanaian economy to be an industrial and aviation hub pointing out that every major bank will set up a branch in the country to create more opportunities.

The Governance Think-Tank Executive Director explained the intracontinental export would also increase by 81 per cent while the increase to non-African countries would be 19 per cent.

Rev Dr Mensah also revealed that, fighting corruption as a country would continue to be difficult “as the geopolitical system seems to breed it”.

He said under the fourth republic various governments had attempted to help fight corruption but “we have achieved virtually nothing, corruption continuous to affect every facet of life”.

The Economist noted that even the internal political process for selection of executives, Parliamentary Candidates, Presidential Candidates have all been loaded with “alleged financial influence”.

He stated that “if we want to fight corruption, we must change the way political positions are contested for; I believe that there are various political parties’ positions that should be occupied through appointment rather than elections”.

Rev Dr Mensah said democracy was not only about elections, but all about building consensus therefore “if the citizens believe and have confidence in an individual to perform a particular task, they should come together and agree to appoint that person, and not always through elections”.

He noted that “it’s not only about sitting on radio and television to debate about corruption but to look at the root causes. It calls for exemplary leadership and an all-hands-on-deck approach.”

Source: Ghana News Agency

Rev. Minister urges Ghanaians to prepare adequately for retirement

GNA -Reverend Benjamin Appiah, the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regional Presbytery Chairperson of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has advised Ghanaians to prepare adequately for retirement.

He said pension was unavoidable, hence the need for everybody to plan well and join pension schemes to guarantee a secured future.

Rev. Appiah, therefore, directed the Ministers of the Church to register and join and use the pulpit to sensitise the congregation on the relevance of pensions.

“Many people go on pension and life becomes uncomfortable for them because they don’t prepare well”, the Rev Minister told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview on the sidelines of the church’s quarterly council meeting held in Sunyani.

The Bono Regional Office of the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) took advantage of the meeting attended by pastors and ministers of the church to sensitise them on its activities, particularly the Tier Three Pension scheme.

Rev. Appiah urged the church in the various locations in the region to collaborate with the NPRA, and upscale education for the members of the church to understand and join the Tier Three Pension Scheme.

“It’s our obligation to sensitise the congregation on pensions, so that our members particularly, those working in the informal sector join the pension scheme for a better future”, he indicated, saying “as we prepare them for heaven, we must ensure they live comfortable lives on earth”.

Rev. Appiah said the church had about 90,000 members spread across 31 Pastoral Districts in the three regions and urged everybody to capitalise on the Tier Three Pension Scheme by joining it.

Mr William Ohene-Adjei, the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regional Manager of the NPRA regretted that though about 60 per cent of the country’s working population were in the informal sector, few of them had registered with the Tier three, hence the need to intensify public education.

He said the flexibility of the tier three pensions made it possible for both workers in the formal and informal sectors to join and benefit from the full package.

Mr Ohene-Adjei, therefore, entreated particularly petty traders, artisanal workers and small-scale businesses to join the scheme.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Tano North MP reiterates need for passage of Affirmative Action Bill??

GNA – Dr. Freda Prempeh, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North Constituency in the Ahafo Region has underlined the need for the Legislature to review and facilitate the passage of the Affirmative Action Bill.

The passage of the bill, she said, would push the nation to tackle her long existing gender inequalities in all sectors of the economy, particularly in governance.

As Ghana joins the rest of the world to mark this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD), Dr. Prempeh, also a Minister of State in-charge of Works and Housing rallied the support of all MPs for the passage of the bill.

The IWD, which falls on March 8, every year, was instituted by the United Nations and celebrated globally to highlight the cultural, political and socio-economic achievements of women.

This year’s celebration was on the theme “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow, Breaking the Bias”.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Duayaw-Nkwanta, the MP expressed discomfort about existing intra-party discrimination against women, saying the passage of the bill would remedy the existing imbalance between men and women in the country.

This would give both genders equal representations in the public sphere and greatly tackle outmoded socio-cultural practices inimical to the growth and development of women and girls.

Dr. Prempeh said women had contributed exceptionally to the country’s political life, hence the need for the passage of the bill for the nation to actualize Article 35 (6) of the 1992 constitution which mandates the State to “take appropriate measures to achieve reasonable regional and gender balances”.

“Though Ghana has made some improvement in bridging the gender gap, commitment is needed to enable us achieve equality at all levels in our governance structure,” she said.

Dr. Prempeh, also the Founder of the Ultimate Women Foundation, a women-centered non-governmental organisation, said the passage of the bill presented an enormous opportunity for the country to promote equality in participation and representation in decision-making processes for the good of society.

The Foundation sought to encourage and motivate women and girls to know their worth and to empower and position them to contribute to the development of their communities and the larger society.

Dr. Prempeh said it was unfortunate civil society organisations and actors had made several attempts since 1998, starting with the Affirmative Action Policy guidelines to promulgate an Affirmative Action Law, but without concrete results.

“The Legislature therefore needs to direct the process to see to the passage of the bill in the supreme interest of the nation”, she added.

Source: Ghana News Agency