Painting the bigger picture

Sam Januarie is a strategic thinker who is conscious about his surroundings.

08 November 2019 | Business

Evany van Wyk

The possibility of making a positive impact or change in someone’s life is usually the reason that helps Sam Januarie get up in the morning. From that point, he goes on to fill his position as human resource consultant at Easy HR consulting. He is one of the founders of Easy HR and has been part of the business since 2006.

Januarie specialises in labour and employment relations and regularly assists companies in various industries with human resource management related challenges. Januarie was locked out of his initial career of choice as he did not have the right subjects to enrol for an engineering qualification due to insufficient career guidance.

When one door closes, another opens, however, as this opened Januarie to a world of opportunity in the human resources field, which he is now thriving in.

“Having achieved what could be achieved in my career as an HR professional I am now preparing to venture into more generalist business management,” he says.

Januarie has two major qualifications under his belt, namely a postgraduate degree in labour law from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a postgraduate diploma in advance project management from the University of South Africa (UNISA). He is currently studying towards an executive master’s in business administration (EMBA) at UCT.

Young people often end up studying in a field that they have no passion for, Januarie says. “If you do not have a passion for what you are studying then how content or happy you will be in your profession will definitely be negative.”

Januarie’s job is one that enables him to frequently meet people from various backgrounds. According to him, the reasons people cross his path might not always be pleasant, especially if it results in impacting the person’s life or someone losing their work. “In the end you do your job.”

Seeing the positive and constructive results in his advice to companies and getting to mentor youngsters who wish to enter the HR field are his favourite parts of the job. “I just wish to have a positive impact on their careers,” he said.

Januarie has accomplished quite a number of things in his career, including being in charge of signing a three-year wage agreement for Dundee Precious Metals, the first of its kind in Namibia. He is not only an honorary member of the Institute of People Management in Namibia but also formerly served as the institute’s president.

“Internationally, I had the distinct opportunity to represent Namibia in various forums such as the International Labour Organisation, African Union and SADC as an employers’ representative,” Januarie says.

It is evident that positive change and being aware of what goes on around him are of vital importance to Januarie, who says he always keeps abreast of new developments in the HR and labour law field.

V1- Sam Januarie is an HR consultant who specialises in labour and employment relations.

Similar News

 

Expanding possibilities through Informatics

1 week ago - 15 May 2020 | Education

Dr Irja Shaanika completed her undergraduate studies at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), where she is also a lecturer.She obtained her PhD...

De Beers Group donates a COVID-19 testing machine to...

2 weeks ago - 06 May 2020 | Health

De Beers Group today donated a COVID-19 testing machine to the Government of Namibia as part of its committed N$15 million in-kind donation in response...

Stronger together

2 weeks ago - 05 May 2020 | Health

The Pupkewitz Foundation, through the Citizen’s Campaign, aims to protect healthcare workers who are at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic. Through raising funds, this...

Old Mutual strengthens NIP testing capacity

3 weeks ago - 30 April 2020 | Health

On 28 April Old Mutual officially handed over their sponsorship of two new testing machines to the Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) to strengthen their...

Bringing Namibian artists to your living room

3 weeks ago - 27 April 2020 | Cultural

The 2019 Namibian Annual Music Awards' Artist of the Year, Lize Ehlers, The Lof, the Ell’s, Sean K and even Big Ben, to only mention...

Ministry of Education sets the record straight

1 month - 23 April 2020 | Special Pages

The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture wishes to assure the nation at large that so far no final decision has been taken after a...

Ministry of Education sets the record straight

1 month - 23 April 2020 | Education

The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture wishes to assure the nation at large that so far no final decision has been taken after a...

Windhoek Affies gereed vir e-onderrig

1 month - 17 April 2020 | Education

Windhoek Afrikaanse Privaatskool (WAP) is al vir die afgelope drie weke besig om die e-onderrig platform te implementeer en personeel asook leerlinge daarvoor te registreer....

HOAX ALERT

1 month - 17 April 2020 | Local News

Air Namibia will not operate the Friday, 17 April 2020 flight as indicated below.The Namibian National Airline, Air Namibia is classified as an essential service...

Latest News

Staying safe and secure whilst...

1 week ago - 15 May 2020 | Columns

Jan CoetzeeNamibia may seem remote and often disconnected from the world, but things came starkly into focus. We are part of the global village and...

by Ester Kamati

The a-ha moment

1 week ago - 15 May 2020 | Banking

Dr Rikus Grobler believes that people's creative ideas are every organisation's superpower – it just needs to be harnessed. He says his ability to recognise,...

by Mariselle Stofberg

De Beers Group donates a...

2 weeks ago - 06 May 2020 | Health

De Beers Group today donated a COVID-19 testing machine to the Government of Namibia as part of its committed N$15 million in-kind donation in response...

by

Stronger together

2 weeks ago - 05 May 2020 | Health

The Pupkewitz Foundation, through the Citizen’s Campaign, aims to protect healthcare workers who are at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic. Through raising funds, this...

by Mariselle Stofberg

Old Mutual strengthens NIP testing...

3 weeks ago - 30 April 2020 | Health

On 28 April Old Mutual officially handed over their sponsorship of two new testing machines to the Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) to strengthen their...

by Mariselle Stofberg

Bringing Namibian artists to your...

3 weeks ago - 27 April 2020 | Cultural

The 2019 Namibian Annual Music Awards' Artist of the Year, Lize Ehlers, The Lof, the Ell’s, Sean K and even Big Ben, to only mention...

by Mariselle Stofberg

Ministry of Education sets the...

1 month - 23 April 2020 | Special Pages

The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture wishes to assure the nation at large that so far no final decision has been taken after a...

by ELIZABETH JOSEPH

Ministry of Education sets the...

1 month - 23 April 2020 | Education

The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture wishes to assure the nation at large that so far no final decision has been taken after a...

by ELIZABETH JOSEPH

Bank Windhoek launches free essentials...

1 month - 23 April 2020 | Banking

The Rider Service was launched on Thursday, 16 April 2020 and is an add-on service to the Hey Jude for Bank Windhoek App, an exclusive...

by

Load More