AIA Insurance Platinum Sponsor of Sri Lanka’s ‘Most Admired Companies’ for 2nd consecutive year

Views - 9 Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:06

Asia’s leading insurer AIA has partnered as Platinum Sponsor the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) in presenting ‘Sri Lanka’s Most Admired Companies Awards 2019’.

3-day professional training program on data analytics for business

Views - 31 Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:06

The Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) will be organising a three-day professional hands-on training program on ‘Data Analytics for Business’ in association with Muladhara, which is an India-based skill development o

University of Colombo MBA Alumni concludes year 2018/19 on high note

Views - 72 Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:06

The University of Colombo MBA Alumni Association President Thusitha De Silva, looking back on the year congratulated his Executive Committee for a successful year where the Association was able to take many new initiatives on the theme ‘Creating

NDB Bank: Committed towards gender parity

Views - 22 Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:05

As the first Sri Lankan company to receive the Global Gender Equality certification from the assessment body Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE), NDB has taken massive steps to provide gender balance in the workplace, as well as to become t

US Ambassador to headline AmCham event on ‘Empowering the Female Workforce’

Views - 27 Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:00

The American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka presents the second instalment of the ‘Modern Workplaces’ series for 2019 titled: ‘Empowering the Female Workforce’. This event will be held on Tuesday, 25 June at the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo. Am

IOM to collaborate with NHRDC

Views - 29 Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:00

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Director Dr. Maria Motus on a brief visit to Sri Lanka met with the officials of the National Human Resources Council (NHRDC) of Sri Lanka to explore opportunities for greater collaboration.

PIM’s dual-ceremony on completion and commencement of EDPs for Lanka Hospitals

Views - 16 Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), the nation’s management mentor, strengthened its longstanding relationship with Lanka Hospitals PLC, by coupling an Award Ceremony for a previous batch of managerial personnel, and an Inauguration Cer

Standard Chartered, Great Place to Work Certified in Sri Lanka

Views - 148 Wednesday, 19 June 2019 00:04

Standard Chartered Sri Lanka became the first and only bank to be certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work in Sri Lanka. The bank earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in

hSenid introduces new HRIS module to the University of Kelaniya

Views - 303 Wednesday, 19 June 2019 00:02

hSenid Business Solutions, a leading Human Resources solutions providers in Sri Lanka, partnered with the University of Kelaniya, a prestigious state higher education institution, adding a new field of study to their business curriculum. The study o

“Corporate boards lackadaisical in recognising strategic importance of people management”: Dhammika

Views - 180 Wednesday, 19 June 2019 00:00

Q: What is CIPM’s role in the field of people management in Sri Lanka? A: CIPM has been the pioneer in people management in Sri Lanka for the last six decades. We have truly flourished like no other during this period raising the bar for the people

EFC’s HR/IR forum to deliberate on New Unified Labour Law

Views - 23 Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:00

The second edition of the Employer Federation of Ceylon’s (EFC) HR/IF Forum for 2019, powered by Unilever Sri Lanka and Glaxosmithkline Sri Lanka will take place on 27 June at the EFC auditorium. The forum will unfold in form of a dialogue with the

HRP concludes high-level seminar on leaders’ role in national crisis

Views - 26 Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:00

Sri Lankan human resource professionals must take the lead in developing and executing corporate polices which prioritise security while effectively balancing organisational goals with the practical needs and emotional well-being of employees in orde

Sri Lankan Gowri gets top post in Rotary International

Views - 14 Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:00

Rotary International, the only service organisation to have a seat in the UN Assembly (Non-voting), has appointed the first female Sri Lankan Governor of Rotary Sri Lanka Gowri Rajan as the Vice Chair of the Rotary International ‘Futures Committee

BoardPAC and IronOne Technologies: Great Place to Work certified

Views - 20 Wednesday, 12 June 2019 00:00

BoardPAC, Asia’s largest and No. 1 market share board governance solution and a popular worldwide brand with multiple accolades globally, and IronOne Technologies, an export-focused innovative IT products and solutions company, operating three key

Yukthi promotes Sri Lanka at Rotary World Convention

Views - 24 Wednesday, 12 June 2019 00:00

CEO Communication Specialist and YKG Associates Managing Director and Lead Trainer Yukthi K. Gunasekera urged Rotarians from across the world to support Sri Lanka by visiting the country. Yukthi was addressing Rotary club leaders from over 200 count

CIPM Toastmasters Speechcraft Program focuses on leadership and character development

Views - 15 Wednesday, 12 June 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management, together with the CIPM Toastmasters Club organised a Speechcraft program with the objective of enhancing the communication and leadership skills of HR professionals. The grand fin

SLT Human Capital Solutions pays tribute to employees with career advancement opportunities

Views - 142 Wednesday, 12 June 2019 00:00

SLT Human Capital Solutions Ltd. (HCS), recognised as the leading total HR solutions provider in Sri Lanka, renowned for its comprehensive portfolio of innovative HR solutions, held a special event recently to present employees with career advancing

CIPM Toastmasters Speech Craft program focuses on leadership and character development

Views - 19 Monday, 10 June 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, together with the CIPM Toastmasters Club organised a Speech Craft program with the objective of enhancing the communication and leadership skills of HR professionals. The grand fina

An evening of star-studded Sales Awards by Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics

Views - 20 Monday, 10 June 2019 00:00

It was a remarkable evening of sheer brilliance as 44 of the best performing Centre Staff and Sales Development Associates clinched their awards in titles of Gold, Silver and Bronze at the ‘Sales Star Awards’ hosted by Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics

MiHCM gains strong foothold at Thailand HR TECH Expo

Views - 28 Monday, 10 June 2019 00:00

The world of traditional HR is being rapidly disrupted as Cloud, Social, Mobile and Analytics continue to change the way businesses run across South East Asia. In order for companies to keep pace with these trends, it is essential to take their HR pr

John Keells Foundation launches ‘STEP UP to Careers’: soft skills workshops and career fair

Views - 21 Monday, 10 June 2019 00:00

“We had a great event with industry professionals. We got the soft skills that every employee needs for the base level of his career. I came all the way from Galle and this is the best program, a great learning experience,” commented Prabodh Bent

Restructuring the tertiary and vocational education sector in Sri Lanka

Views - 252 Thursday, 30 May 2019 00:03

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) recently held a key forum dealing with the restructuring of the tertiary and vocational education sector. It was organised in partnership with The Institute of Chartered Accounta

People’s Bank Annual Inter Branch / Department Quiz 2019

Views - 126 Wednesday, 29 May 2019 00:34

The 16th Annual Inter Branch/Department Quiz program organised by International Banking Division was successfully held at the Golden Rose, Boralesgamuwa recently with the participation of 117 teams. The objective of the quiz was to enhance the overal

CIPM Business School acquires new building to facilitate growing demand

Views - 34 Wednesday, 29 May 2019 00:33

CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management – recently acquired a new building in close proximity to its head office in Colombo 5 to facilitate the growing demand for its programs conducted by the Business School. The new

SLT Human Capital Solutions partners Rede Solutions to provide innovative learning solutions

Views - 106 Wednesday, 29 May 2019 00:31

SLT Human Capital Solutions Ltd. (HCS), recognised as the leading total HR solutions providing company in Sri Lanka, renowned for its comprehensive portfolio of innovative HR solutions, entered into a partnership with Rede Solutions Ltd. recently to

Gender-smart solutions empowering women at the workplace

Views - 175 Wednesday, 29 May 2019 00:22

Marking its first anniversary, the IFC-led SheWorks Sri Lanka partnership, supported by the Women in Work program, launched its year-one progress report titled ‘Making Progress: Sri Lankan Businesses Advance Gender Equality at the Workplace’ rece

Nishan Premathiratne appointed ICC YAF South Asia Chapter Regional Representative

Views - 37 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) YAF’s Global Committee has appointed Attorney-at-Law Nishan Premathiratne as Regional Representative of the ICC’S Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) for the South Asia Chapter. ICC’s YAF aims to develop t

Great Place to Work releases 5th annual list of Best Workplaces in Asia

Views - 43 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

Great Place to Work, global people analytics and consulting firm, announces the 2019 Best Workplaces in Asia list. More than 1,200 organisations participated in the assessment process, representing the voices of more than 1.6 million employees across

Japan confers prestigious decoration upon Upali Stanley Jayasekera

Views - 28 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

On 21 May, the Government of Japan announced the conferment of ‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Silver Rays’ upon Upali Stanley Jayasekera, in recognition of his invaluable contribution to the promotion of friendship and mutual understanding between

CIPM hosts ceremony to honour past presidents and fellow members

Views - 27 Thursday, 23 May 2019 02:13

CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management hosted a ceremony with the objective of honouring and appreciating the yeomen service rendered by the past presidents during their respective tenures and to recognise the chartered

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