HR Focus in Partnership with StanChart Launches Finals of HR Focus Business Challenge

HR has Focus rolled out the final phase of this year’s HR Focus Business Challenge with a launch event organised at Standard Chartered Bank Head Office in Accra.

With the objective to unearth the entrepreneurial potential, create an avenue for shared learning, as well as develop the business acumen of students, the final phase of the competition is bigger and better than ever, with eight universities in Ghana competing to win the trophy.

The launch of the HR Focus Business Challenge finals was in the form of a case study reveal. Each of the eight teams was given the case study and terms of the competition. This year, each team will be given start-up capital to actually execute business ideas to achieve a common goal. The winners are expected to receive, among others, a prize of Ghc10,000.

Present at the event was Mrs Millicent Clarke, the Regional Head of HR, and Africa & Middle East – Standard Chartered Bank, who expressed Standard Chartered Bank’s commitment to developing the human resource of the country, thereby partnering with HR Focus Africa in this laudable initiative.

A participant receiving the Challenge on behalf of his school

Dr Mrs Ellen Hagan, Founder and Director – L’AINE Services Ltd, also applauded the students for having made it through the preliminary stage and encouraged them to each give off their best in order to emerge winners.

Present at the launch event were representatives of the eight schools – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Pentecost University, University of Professional Studies (UPSA), KAAF University, Ashesi University, University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), Wisconsin University, and All Nations University.

The HR Focus Business Challenge is expected to run over the next five months, giving participants ample time to learn, practice and imbibe pertinent business practices, skills and knowledge to the case study presented The HR Focus Business Challenge 2019 is being organised in partnership with Standard Charted Bank, and proudly sponsored by L’AINE Services Ltd.

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