PNG Ports Corporation Limited (PNG Ports) recently concluded a nationwide awareness covering its established ports on its Human Capital procedures and policies as part of its drive towards ensuring its staff are fully aware of these policies.
The awareness was carried out for more than 600 staff employed at 11 of the 15 sea ports owned and operated by PNG Ports.
The purpose of the awareness was to update staff on PNG Port’s revised policies and procedures, attend to questions and use staff feedback to review current policies.
“The awareness was a two-way thing, we (Human Capital Department) presented the company policies to our staff and they told us how they felt about these policies,” said Team Leader-Employee Relations, Steven Madagi.
With staff more aware of company policies and procedures, and knowing what the company’s expectations are, staff are now expected by the management to be more proactive in their work.
Having conducted the awareness the Human Capital Department will continue to ensure that those staff that do not adhere to company policies and procedures will be dealt with accordingly.
Chief Executive Officer, Stanley Alphonse, said as a pure government business entity, PNG Ports aims to maximise staff work output so that business goals are achieved and income is generated to complement the country’s growing economy.
“We are a growing and changing State Owned Entity (SOE), we have to continue the good work to show that we are on par with company visions and achieve high and quality work outputs,” Mr Alphonse said.
“Let us work together to see more developmental changes at the ports going forward,” he said.
The Human Capital Department also emphasised that PNG Ports staff were very fortunate to benefit from staff conditions inclusive of a full life and medical cover, competitive salaries, and enviable benefits and entitlements that few companies provided.
As a result, the Department has urged staff to buckle down on their performance and prove that recruiting them for their respective roles was the right choice.
PNG Ports is the premier port services provider in the region and one of the profit-making SOE’s.
It has ongoing multimillion kina developments being carried out at all its ports with major ones being carried out in Lae and Port Moresby.