On Wednesday June 30th, 2021 in the presence of 26 Members, the Annual General Meeting of our Association was held at Journalists House, in Nicosia.

The Annual General Meeting was commenced by Mrs. Elena Stavrinou and the Minutes of the previous General Meeting of 2020 were approved by all the present members.

An account of the events and activities of the period June 2020 – June 2021 followed, presented by the president, Mr. Panayiotis Thrasyvoulou. Mr. Thrasyvoulou referred to the Members of the Association, which now amount to 593 compared to 616 in 2020.

Mr. Thrasyvoulou referred to the Events /Activities organized by the Association:

  • On 25/06/2020 the Association put under its auspices the Cyprus HR 360 Conference: NEW ERA | NEW HR
  • On 30/6/2020 an online seminar was held in collaboration with the Department of Public and Business Administration of the University of Cyprus with Professor Eleni Stavrou Kostea, on “Survey – COVID-19: The new era in HR”. The research was conducted by the Association and data was collected through its members.
  • Moreover, the Association supported two online seminars in collaboration with CURIS Network entitled “The future of health in the workplace” and CARDET entitled “Leadership and prosperity in the workplace” on 9/7/2020 and 27/8/2020 respectively.
  • The Association also offered the opportunity to its Corporate Members to conduct online seminars for its Members. The organizations that participated in this initiative were Grant Thornton Cyprus Ltd, GrantXpert Consulting, Great Place to Work and Phoenix Leaders.
  • In the context of the International Human Resources Day, which is celebrated on May 20, the Association took various actions to honor this day in collaboration with the European Association for People Management (EAPM), 2 events were held online entitled “Connect and reflect – International speed networking for HR Professionals” and “Redefining the World of Work: Insights and ideas from European HR leaders”.
  • Thrasyvoulou also referred to the Innovative program: “Allies in equality in organizations”, where an online seminar was held: “Allies for the creation of workplaces without exclusions” on 7/4/2021.
  • Also, it was mentioned that our Association, following the suggestion of Mr. Costas Papakyriacou, has signed the Memorandum of Understanding of the Diversity Charter.

Then, he referred to the Association’s actions for the 30 years that including a presentation entitled “The moment of HR is here. Are we ready? Also, in the framework of Corporate Social Responsibility, a participation was made in a ΤV-game where its proceeds were donated to charity. The aim is to promote the above mentioned actions, but also the important work the Association has done in the last 30 years in various media (television, radio, magazines, social networks). The finale of the events will be sealed at the end of the year with a formal gala dinner.

Next, the Association took part in the largest HR survey titled “Creating People Advantage survey”, where its results were presented by the CIPD.

Μr. Thrasyvoulou referred to the new logo of the Association, emphasizing the effort to upgrade the new image of the Association and present the modern and fresher look.

Finally, he expressed his gratitude as it was his last term on the Board of Directors and that he is proud of what the Board has achieved. He thanked the Members of the Board for their cooperation and welcomed the New Board Members, wishing them to continue the good work in the Association with the same zeal.

Next, the Treasurer of the Association, Mr Marios Christoforou, presented the audited financial accounts for 2020 and these were approved by the present Members. Mr. Christoforou mentioned that on the view of the Financial Statements, since there was a decrease in income, cash as well as surplus, due to the pandemic, it was not possible to hold the Annual Conference which offers financial benefits to the Association. Nevertheless, he considered that the Association’s financial condition finances of the Association is “healthy”, and it must be taken into account that in recent years there has been an increase in revenues.

Additionally, the Association renewed the agreement with the existing auditors, Mr. Demetris Demetriades and Mr. Gregoris Demetriou for one more year (financial audit period 01/01/2021 – 31/12/2021) and this was also approved by the present  Members.

The revised articles (Article 8ζ and Article 12) of the Constitution of the Association with Ms. Elena Stavrinou were followed and these changes were unanimously approved by the participants.

Lastly, the election of the New Board of Directors took place, and Mrs. Elena Stavrinou informed all present members, that no elections were held since 9 valid nominations were received, as many of the positions of the Board. Candidates who have been elected as Members of the Board for the period 2021 – 2023 are:

Agrotou Eleana, Christoforou Marios, Georgiou Maria, Hadjivassiliou Irena, Matsouka Elli, Neophytou Athena, Spyrides Maria, Stavrinou Elena, Tsolaki-Patsali Christina.

To conclude, the Members of the Board of Directors thanked the Members of the Association who participated in the Annual General Meeting and cocktail followed.