CIESS strengthens human capital management in social security institutions

April 9th, 2018, Mexico City.-  The Inter-American Centre for Social Security Studies (CIESS) commences it’s course on Human Capital Management for the Strengthening of Social Security institutions, joined by participants from Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Dominica, Honduras, Mexico, Montserrat, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, the Turks and Caicos Islands and Uruguay

During his inaugural speech, the CIESS’ Director, Reginald Thomas, highlighted the importance of human capital as a factor “to optimise, facilitate, and ensure the functioning of social security institutions, which is why the CIESS is hosting this course in the hope that participants are able to acquire the necessary elements to improve the management and administration of human resources in their institutions.”

Moreover, he pointed out that “we have reached a critical point whereby social security is facing challenges and we must innovate so that, together, we can take them on and improve the role of our institutions; and I truly believe that we can do it”. He also mentioned the importance of having managers who are more and more well trained, capable of carrying out an excellent management of their institutions, which will be seen in the services they provide.

The course, which has received 23 workers from 13 health and social security institutions across the Americas, is mainly focused on providing a global vision on the strategic importance that human capital management has within organisations, as well as providing technical and methodological elements and tools, that allow to transform management and staff through sustained competitive advantages.

The activity is being headed up by Ricardo Varela Juarez, Chief of Post-Graduate Studies and Coordinator of the Master’s in Administrative Science at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He is assisted by experts in the field of management, human capital planning and management from the National Higher Education Evaluation Centre (CENEVAL), and the Ibero-American University, among others.