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Toyota Lanka selects MTI for HR re-engineering and competency development 


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Toyota Lanka, a member of Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Toyota Group Japan, has approved MTI Consulting’s Competency Integration Model as the basis of an extensive HR re-engineering assignment for Toyota Sri Lanka. Speaking at the launch of the MTI HR consulting assignment, Toyota Sri Lanka Managing Director Yoshiaki Kato said: “Toyota views Sri Lanka as a high growth potential market and we are committed to the development of local talent capabilities. Our assignment with MTI Consulting, who bring an interesting blend of local and international learning’s, is aimed at taking a holistic approach to developing competency framework at an organisational, business and job level and thereby adding value to the bottom line.” MTI HR Solutions who conceptualised, researched and developed the MTI Competency Integration Model is highly customised to Toyota Sri Lanka. The model comprises of 15 modules clustered into four phases; i.e.  Analyse, Develop, Integrate and Measure. “Industry experience shows that most companies tend to take a silo view of competency mapping rather than strategic and holistic. The MTI Competency Integration Model ensures that across the entire HR value chain and competencies become the basis of the key HR decisions. We have optimised our learning’s from the diverse countries and HR challenges that our team has experienced,” said MTI Consulting CEO Hilmy Cader. Delivering his thoughts Toyota Lanka Chief Operating Officer / Executive Officer Mano Atukorala said: “Competencies are the DNA for delivering core values of the organisation to the stakeholders, whilst central to development of people’s capability and sustaining our strategic market competitiveness and we continue to invest in developing our strongest business driver, our people.” Speaking on behalf of Toyota Lanka Human Resources, General Manager – HRM, HRD, Legal and ICT Demetrious Perera said: “Toyota Sri Lanka is regarded as a pioneer in HR thought leadership in the Toyota International Network. Our practices have been adopted by other countries. We are always looking for ways to improve our HR practices to be world class. We have been very successful in jointly working with MTI to customise a model that is acceptable to our Global HR Framework (GHRF) as well as one that has a high relevance to the Sri Lankan context.” “In terms of competency application, the core focus of our project with Toyota will be re-focused on job design, recruitment and selection, talent management, compensation and benefits and performance management. Of course, all these applications will be based on the long term plan, its business strategy, market and customer needs,” said MTI HRM Solutions Associate Consultant Niyanthini Kadirigamar. Toyota Lanka, in keeping with its ‘Toyota Way’ principles and values is strategically geared to serve the Sri Lankan market in becoming the market leader in Japanese automobiles through its customer focused approach. Through this joint partnership with MTI Consulting, MTI HRM Solutions with its full suite of HR services and solutions will provide Toyota Lanka with a strategic and holistic benchmarked approach to Human Resource Management.

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