• Monday, July 15, 2024
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IBPOSSP tasks inductees on professionalism

Outsourcing. Business Background.

Institute for Certified Business Process Outsourcing and Shared Services Professionals (IBPOSSP) has tasked members to exhibit the highest level of professionalism in their practice and conduct.

President of the institute, Peter Akindeju gave the charge at the first induction of members of IBPOSSP, held in Lagos, last weekend. Four members were inducted as fellows, one as expert, 16 as specialists, and 60 as associates, totaling 81 inductees across the country.

According to Akindeju, as the business of outsourcing gains footing in the Nigerian economy, it should be expected that certified practitioners embraced professionalism and work with the institute to address emerging challenges, as the sector expands.

Part of the strategies, he said, would be education, self-development and knowledge upgrade through seminars, conferences and advocacy.

Akindeju, who described outsourcing as a global economic enabler, said that Nigeria cannot afford to lag behind.

He disagreed with the notion that outsourcing puts outsourced staff at a disadvantage, insisting rather, that it’s a 21st century trend with economic benefits to companies and countries.

“In the emerging freelance economy, the dominant employment model will consist of a collaborative, transparent, technology-enabled, rapid-cycle way of doing business through network and ecosystems of workers who work as intellectual mercenaries.

Individuals will need to shift from the need for career resilience, which is defined by a distinct set of responsibilities tied to a particular career, to dynamic employability-skills and competencies that can be applied to a range of roles,” said Akindeju.