On Wednesday June 24th, 2020 in the presence of 26 Members, the Annual General Meeting of our Association was held virtually through Zoom.
The Annual General Meeting commenced with Mrs. Athena Neophytou (Assistant Secretary of the Board of the CyHRMA) and the Minutes of the previous General Meeting of 2019 were approved by those present.
An account for the events and activities of the period June 2019 – June 2020 followed, presented by the President of the CyHRMA, Mr. Panayiotis Thrasyvoulou.
Mr. Thrasyvoulou referred to the Members of the Association, which now amount to 616 compared to 571 in 2019.
Mr. Thrasyvoulou referred to the Events /Activities organized by the Association:
The Annual Conference 2019 was held on the 3rd of October 2019 with the following keynote speakers Mr. Peter Cheese, Mr. Ben Whitter, MS Stephanie Davies and the panel discussion with Mr. George Christodoulides (Hellenic Bank), Mr. Marios Antoniou (Αlfamega), Mr. Andreas Loizou (Four Seasons Hotel) and Ms. Nicoletta Tyllirou (Amdocs). The Conference was a great success with more than 250 participants.
In the context of Corporate Social Responsibility, the Association in collaboration with the Cyprus Refugee Council on December 2nd, 2019 held an event where members of the Association conducted Mock Interviews and CV Clinics.
On 29th of January 2020 the Cyprus Human Resource Management Association has received the prestigious In Business Award in the category of Professional Association.
Networking events: The Association’s Annual Party was held on 12th of February 2020 with more than 100 participants. Also, on 5th of September 2019, an event was held between the Members of the Association for an acquaintance with the Board with about 60 participants.
The Association also participated in the EUC & EURES Network Career Boot Camp 2020 by conducting Mock Interviews and CV Clinics.
As part of the International Human Resources Day, which is celebrated on May 20, the Association has taken various actions to honour this day. More specifically, in collaboration with the Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB), on May 20th, 2020, an online seminar was held with key-note speakers Dr. David S. Cohen and Gil Cohen on “Strengthening Your Employee Experience Through COVID-19 and Beyond” with more than 200 participants. At the same time, various campaigns were running on the Social Media that included a competition, a message from the Minister of Labour, Mrs. Zeta Emilianidou, and various other activities.
Subsequently, the Treasurer of the Association, Mr Marios Christoforou, presented the audited financial accounts for 2019, which were approved by the present Members. He also commented on the positive picture of the financial situation due to the fact that there was a surplus, an increase in revenues and cash and a decrease in expenditures compared to previous years.
The renewal of the agreement with the existing auditors, Mr. Demetris Demetriades and Mr. Gregoris Demetriou for one year (financial audit for the period 01/01/2020 – 31/12/2020) was also approved by the present Members.
This was followed by the revision of certain articles (Article 3 and Article 4) of the Articles of Association with Ms. Elena Stavrinou (Member of the Board of Directors – Secretary) informing the Members about the addition to the Member Categories the Honorary Member and its criteria. Honorary Members will be the members who have completed 10 years and / or 5 terms in the Board of the Association or Members who, at the discretion of the Board, had a significant contribution to the Association or to the profession in general. This change was unanimously approved by the participants.
This was followed by the presentation of the new logo of the Association by Mrs. Maria Georgiou, Member of the Board of Directors.
In closing, the Members of the Board of Directors thanked the Members of the Association who participated in the Annual General Meeting and a discussion followed.