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IPM 3rd Certified HR Auditor Program to Commence on 14 February


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07IPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resources management – will be commencing the 3rd Certified HR Auditor Program on 14 February at its head office ‘HR House’ No. 43, Vijaya Kumaranatunga Mawatha, Colombo 5. 

The five-day program consisting of six modules including an examination will be conducted in collaboration with T.V. Rao Learning Systems (TVRLS) of India, and will be conducted by the Co-founders of TVRLS Prof. T.V. Rao – Expert Lead Facilitator and Nandini Chawla – Chief Executive Officer. 

The course contents have been specially formulated to cater to the requirements of senior HR personnel such as HR directors, heads of HR, HR managers, HR consultants, HR trainers and senior HR staff in the private sector and Government/statutory bodies, and has also been customised to the unique Sri Lankan HR environment.

“We decided to conduct the 3rd IPM Certified HR Auditor Program as there was an overwhelming demand from the HR fraternity which was a result from the first two Certified HR Auditor programs and the realization and appreciation for the relevance of a Certified HR Auditor in an organisational context as well as the expertise and knowledge that was gained by the students,” said Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri, President, IPM Sri Lanka. 

“As the leading professional body for HR in Sri Lanka, IPM will endeavor to identify and lead in upgrading the local HR talent by introducing and conducting cutting-edge professional development programs such as the IPM Certified HR Auditor Program in order to help achieve our objective of creating globally competitive HR professionals,” he added. 

HR Audit is an extremely useful tool to assess the effectiveness of HR functions in order to ensure success in achieving organisational goals. Some of the benefits that can accrue to an organisation from Certified HR Auditors are; obtaining feedback on the contribution of the HR function towards achieving the organization’s strategic business objectives, assessing the current quality of HR practices, policies, delivery and preparedness for the future, developing audit competencies for future utilisation, knowledge and understanding to align the HR function with business goals, developing the organisation’s HR score card, setting guidelines for re-establishing HR performance standards and identifying areas for change and improvement with specific recommendations.

Some of the benefits of following the IPM Certified HR Auditor Program for an individual are; gaining of knowledge and thorough understanding of HR audit and HRD Score Card 2,500TM scoring skills, gaining know-how on  the scientific and methodology assessment of HR practices, systems, strategy and management, leaderships styles, exposure to and gaining an understanding of different HR practices, and skills and knowledge to develop a systematic framework for need analysis and profiling of HR function in the organisation. 

The 3rd IPM Certified HR Auditor program will be conducted with a mix of classroom lectures, analysis of relevant case studies, a mock HR audit and desktop cases exercises. Entry qualifications for the program are stringent and requires the applicants to be a member of IPM or possess the IPM PQHRM/Diploma in HRM or Bachelor’s degree or MBA in HRM from a recognized university, with a minimum of five years’ managerial experience in the field of HRM in a recognized public or private sector organisation. All applicants should possess a good command of English as the language of instruction is English.

IPM Sri Lanka keeps pace with the new trends and concepts in HR by engaging continuously with the business community to share experiences, thoughts and insights in order to enrich and enhance the HR profession. It actively encourages and promotes members’ participation at international conferences and forums to provide exposure, build networks and conduct research into areas of interest to the HR profession in Sri Lanka.

IPM was founded in 1959 and was subsequently incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1976. IPM is affiliated to the Asia Pacific Foundation of Human Resources Management and also to the World Federation of People Management Association. IPM, being a professional institute is also a constituent member of the Organization of Professional Associations [OPA] Sri Lanka. Currently IPM comprises of over 900 Professional Members who serve in both public and private organisations. More information on the program, fee structure, etc. can be obtained by contacting Pinsiri (077 780 2901) or by visiting the IPM Sri Lanka website www.ipmlk.org.


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