Selected participants at the just concluded 2-day training programme organised by Wilab Odafe Consulting Ent/Firm in collaboration with the management of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI), had described the gesture of the management as an eye-opener for members of staff saddled with the responsibility of manpower planning and budgeting in the hospital.
Assistant Director of Administration (Human Resources), Mrs Shittu-Folusho Adelegan, who declared the training opened on Friday on behalf of the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Adekunle Ajayi, welcomed the facilitators to the hospital and beseeched participating audience to make good use of the given opportunity.
She described the CMD as a man who has passion for human capital development.
“It is not a surprise that we have this programme at this time because the man at the helm of affairs of this hospital is a man who wants you and I to be developed beyond the level we may find ourselves. That is why from time to time, you see different kinds of programmes being organised by the management of the hospital.
“I believe that at the end of this programme, you will all thank God and the management to be part of this programme. In this regard, I wish you all a successful training,” she remarked.
The leader of the team who took the first part of the training, Mr Asinaba, said the training was to examine and highlight the relevance of an appropriate manpower budget procedure in the Public Service to the crucial issue of career management and its implication for the achievement of the corporate goal of the MDA.
He stressed that participants shall be acquainted with the skills, processes and procedures involved in the preparation of the annual manpower budget. He defined manpower planning as a process of analysing and evaluating the human resource requirements for the purpose of attaining or executing the mandate of an organization within a given period.
He explained, “To be successful in our duties of manpower planning and budgeting for our organization as human resource managers, we must develop capacity, among other things to be able to determine the right qualities and quantities of personnel needed, predict future staff needs and know the actual current personnel needs of our MDAs by recruiting only candidates whose services are needed, etc.”
Mrs Adesuwa Obeto, who enlightened the participants on Common Issues in Establishment and Sundry Matters, said appointment should not be made into cadres without approved scheme of service and creation of vacancies and promotion of staff, most especially at the directorate level, must be in line with the approved structures of the MDAs.
Meanwhile, the Director of Administration, High Chief Ogunrinde, who also gave administrative counsels in the course of the training, described the training as the nitty gritty, core and technical aspect of administration and urged the participants to be very serious with the lecture.
In the same vein, the CMD later visited the venue of the training and he expressed optimism in what the outcome of the exercise would yield for the hospital in terms of staff efficiency and productivity.
He urged the participants to use the occasion to explore the best out of the resourceful personnel who he said will also be doing justice to scheme of service and nominal roll as essential tool for effective and efficient manpower planning and budgeting.