Swag of awards

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort scoops a swag of wards at the FHRI awards. Picture: SUPPLIED

OUTRIGGER Fiji Beach Resort scooped a number of awards at the Fiji Human Resources Awards night recently. Human Resources director Naveen Lakshmaiya won a Gold Achievement Level award and was named Human Resources Executive of the Year.

Human Resources Rising Star of the Year awards went to Siteri Seru and Rachel Dean while Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort won the Learning and Development Program of the Year Award and the Health, Safety and Well Being of the Year Award.

The Outrigger hosts also took out the award for Best Dressed Team. Mr Lakshmaiya said Fiji had extraordinary potential in the field of human resources.

“We need to create a unique environment where individuals can grow, showcase their talent and seize the opportunity,” he said.

“While we need to grow our businesses, as an employer we have a responsibility towards developing human resources in advancing Fiji forward. “We handed in high quality submissions from a very young team. This in itself is a great achievement. “A 100-page submission by each individual was no mean feat. “Sixty per cent of our workforce is young and when they are ready with the necessary skill set, they are promoted internally and that’s what Outrigger Fiji is all about,” Mr Lakshmaiya said.

Outrigger Fiji general manager Peter Hopgood said he was extremely proud of his HR team.

“They have undertaken independent study at university to further develop their skills and the results at the FHRI awards were a wonderful reward for their hard work and dedication,” he said.