2023 FHRI convention: Healthy people, up outputs

Kameli Batiweti (left)with Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka at the FHRI Annual Convention at Sofitel Fiji Resort& Spa Denarau Nadi. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

THE health and well-being of a workforce has become one of the major challenges of human resources practitioners.

Speaking at the 2023 BSP Life Fiji Human Resources Institute Convention in Nadi yesterday, Convention chair Ravinesh Krishna said the number of employee deaths was a major concern.

“For human resources, this plays a very important role because if our workers are not healthy, they don’t have a good well-being and they are not in a good mental state, our productivity will not be high,” he said.

“The nation is not going to progress if our workers are sick.

“So its very important that as organisations, we take key responsibility to ensure that we focus on health and well-being.

“And not only on health well-being but also psychological and mental wellbeing that we need to take responsibility of.”

He said another challenge being faced by practitioners was the cost of productivity.

“The loss of skill that we are now facing as organisations, it has become a key challenge for us to get the right talent because we are losing people.

“That is also a challenge in the sense that we are not able to properly measure productivity because we are involved so much in developing our people.”

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