ipmz president- victor nkomo 04-08-10.jpgThe Institute of People Management of Zimbabwe (IPMZ) has been challenged to work with the government in coming up with practical solutions for the current problems affecting the country’s workforce.

The challenge comes in the wake of a mass exodus of skilled manpower to the diaspora in the past years, which continues to have a negative impact on the country `s economy.

In his remarks at the official opening of the IPMZ Convention in Victoria Falls, the Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce, Cde Mike Bimha said local companies have to find ways of retaining skilled manpower to avoid the exodus to neighbouring countries, adding that government is ready to work with the institution in coming up with ways of improving the welfare of employees in the country

IPMZ President, Mr VIctor Nkomo said there is a need to increase capacity utilisation to reduce production costs, a development which will improve financial base for organisations.

The three day annual convention was held under the theme, ‘Raising the competency bar for the People Management profession to Achieve Strategic Excellence,’ and was attended by human resources practitioners representing various organisations in the country.