Ministry of Labour Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kaziya, says government is committed to giving human resource practitioners a renewed legislation that will ensure growth in professionalism.
Speaking at the 9th Regional Summit for the Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management in Livingstone today, Mr. Kaziya said the new legislation will also compel employers in the country to only engage qualified and licensed Zambians as human resource managers.
Mr. Kaziya warns that non-compliance will lead to sanctions against the erring parties.
And Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management President, Mooka Silumbu, said productivity levels in Zambia are very low, in both public and private institutions.
Mr. Silumbu has attributed the low productivity levels to the lack of legislation that gives powers to the institute to fully regulate the human resource profession and enhance compliance levels.
Meanwhile, Mr. Silumbu has appealed to human resource professionals against performing tasks that are not in conformity with the law.
He said human resource practitioners should always be firm and follow procedure to the latter without succumbing to undue pressure.