Southern province minister Daniel Munkombwe has challenged human resource practitioners not to engage in corrupt activities such as nepotism as it undermines governance.
Mr. Munkombwe noted that the nature of human resource management required practitioners to be distinguished as they were responsible for the professional progression of other employees.
He noted that failure by human resource practitioners to implement good practices within work places resulted in strikes and industrial disharmony.
The provincial minister said this in Livingstone May 28th during the second Human Resource Regional Summit organized by the Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management (ZIHRM).
And Mr. Munkombwe urged human resource practitioners in the country to aim at setting up priorities for their respective organizations and government.
Earlier, Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management President Andrew Chisala said the institute had adopted a non-confrontational approach in matters affecting the profession and labour issues in the country.
Mr. Chisala said the institute had endeavoured to avoid unnecessary comments in the media on labour matters and instead, opted to consult the Ministry of Labour and Social Security on matters affecting its members in the profession in Zambia.
He however, challenged those operating businesses in Zambia to only engage qualified, registered and licensed human resources practitioners as these are required to adhere to the institute’s best and established ethics and practices.
Mr. Chisala also said the region summit would continue providing a forum that promoted best practices and ethical behaviour in the profession of human resource management.