The Challenges of Employee Retention In An Emerging Economy: Lessons Learned from The Ghanaian Mining Industry

SHRM 2011 Annual Conference
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Ghana has attained the status of a middle income country, and has just joined the league of Oil Exporting Countries. This comes with great opportunities for the country and businesses, but also poses challenges in the competition for skills. This session will help you understand the changing labor market, its effect on the mining industry and what issues to explore in developing competitive employee retention initiatives.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Pascal Kanbonnabah, SPHR, MBA, ELP

Kanbonnabah, SPHR, MBA, ELP
Pascal started his career as a Human Resources Professional in 1992 as Administration Officer with the Ghana Chamber of Mines, and later moved to the then Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited (now AngloGold Ashanti Limited) in 1998 as Senior Administration Officer – Industrial Relations at the Obuasi Mine. In March 2003, he was appointed Staff Manager for the Obuasi Mine, and later in June 2003 transferred to Iduapriem Mine in Tarkwa on appointment as Human Resources Manager. In January 2004, Pascal was appointed Senior Human Resources Manager until April 2007 when he was transferred to Accra on appointment as Human Resources Coordinator for Ghana. Following a re-organization of the company in November 2007, he was appointed Divisional Labour Relations Manager for West Africa (providing strategic direction and support in Labour Relations for Ghana, Guinea and Mali operations), a position he held until December 2009 when he got appointed to the position of Head of Human Resources for Ghana. He was later appointed Vice President: Human Resources for Ghana in February 2010, a position he currently holds.

Pascal Kanbonnabah is a holder of Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He also holds an Executive Leadership (ELP) Certificate from the prestigious Graduate Business School of University of Cape Town in South Africa. And is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the HR Certification Institute. He has recently completed his MBA course work at the Graduate Business School of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in Accra, Ghana.

Pascal is the Chairman of the Human Resources Committee of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, as well as a member of the Council. He is also an honorary member of the Advisory Committee of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration in Accra.
LVCC N202-204
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Global Credit