Cambodian garment industry introduces Human Resources Club
‘GMAC Human Resources Club’ has recently been launched by Garment Manufacturers’ Association of Cambodia (GMAC). The objective behind launching this club is to build a knowledge bank, share information, experience and expertise in order to improve the overall functioning of the garment industry. “Administration and human resources management are relevant to people management, policy, rules and regulations of the country,” averred Kaing Monika, Deputy Secretary General, GMAC. Kaing further added that the objective is to bring industrial insiders at management level from the administration and human resources department of all sectors together and provide them a platform to share their knowledge and experience. “Even if we innovate and use high-tech machinery, things will not work smoothly if our management has not been well organized. Simultaneously, we will learn something new to improve our management skills and facilitate workflow in the industry. We want to make the human resources club a repository of knowledge,” said the Deputy Secretary General. Ly Samnag, Human Resources Manager, Meng Ieng Garment Factory, Phnom Penh, welcomed the initiative. “We are very much developed in the IT sector, so we are now working on human resources. We have to know more about it. If we are lagging behind, it will be very hard for us. Earlier no one helped us to solve any individual issue but now we have a club which comprises hundreds of members of GMAC,” mentioned Samnag. 512 garment export-oriented factories, 59 footwear factories and 48 sub-contracting factories have reportedly come together for this initiative.