MILAN, ITALY - With fewer than nine weeks to go to the opening of the 2017 CIBJO Congress in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 5, 2017, the first of the CIBJO commissions' Special Reports has been released. Prepared by the CIBJO Marketing & Education Commission, headed by Jonathan Kendall, the report focuses on human resource management in the jewellery business, and more specifically discusses recruitment and the methods necessary to maintain and fortify a winning team of employees.

"The honest truth is we don't spend enough time on our greatest asset, our people," writes Mr. Kendall. "But it is almost certainly where we should be expending a major portion of our attention. Good decisions will spell success, but bad decisions about people can have far-reaching and negative consequences."

At the 2017 CIBJO Congress in Bangkok, the Marketing & Education Commission will be releasing a guide, authored by Mr. Kendall, called People, Our Greatest Asset. Providing valuable HR management information, as well as set of tools, forms and templates, the publication answers a number of questions that any jewellery and gemstone business has to ask itself on a regular basis, such as what creates motivated and contributing employees, how do reward and recognition programmes raise employee motivation, and how can you retain top quality staff?

Following the launch of "People, Our Greatest Asset" guide at the CIBJO Congress, it will be made available for general downloading via the CIBJO website.

To download a full copy of the CIBJO Market & Education Commission's special report, CLICK HERE.

The 2017 CIBJO Congress will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, November 5-7, with pre-congress meetings on November 2 and 3, and the World Ruby Forum taking place on November 4.

Hosting the CIBJO Congress 2017 are the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) and the Gem and Jewellery Institute of Thailand (GIT), both of which fall under the jurisdiction of the Thai Ministry of Commerce.

The official venue and hotel of the CIBJO Congress 2017 is the Shangri-La Bangkok.

More information is available and registration possible on the dedicated CIBJO Congress website at: http://www.cibjo.org/congress2017/.

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