ILOILO City – “Financial resources may be the lifeblood of a company but its human resources are its brains.”
The chairperson of the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Alicia dela Rosa-Bala, stressed this as she urged government agencies and the private sector to invest in their human resources.
Speaking at the opening of the two-day 7th Regional Congress of Human Resource Management Practitioners on Thursday at Diversion 21 Hotel in Mandurriao district, Bala said, “Indeed in the age of global competition financial resources are necessary to sustain the agencies. However, we the human resources are as important and equally needed to ensure sustainable growth and realization of the agencies’ goals and objectives.”
She specifically urged heads of government agencies to “please take care of our human resources, our people in the bureaucracy.”
To realize this, Bala said, having competent human resource officers is important.
“Let’s invest in human resources management practitioners. Allow them to attend trainings and participate in different interventions where they can enhance their competency and their own knowledge and skills,” said Bala.
The theme of the 7th Regional Congress of Human Resource Management Practitioners is “Strategic HR: Achieving Breakthrough Results Through Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management.”
“One of the greatest mistakes of agencies is the belief that the HR function is not important, or the role of the HR is limited, kung hindi mag-check ng attendance, mag-compute kung ilang leave credits ang naiwan. That’s probably the very reason why even the heads of agencies see our role as not as critical,” lamented Bala.
Over 400 delegates attended the opening of the 7th Regional Congress of Human Resource Management Practitioners. They were from state universities and colleges, local government units, national government agencies, and government-owned and controlled corporations./PN