‘Fail Fast’ by Dr. Nushad Perera

Views - 13 Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Alumni Chapter of the University of Southern Queensland Australia presents a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program on 8 November at the Institute of Chartered Accountants Sri Lanka. The session will be conducted by Dialog Ax

Rethinking leadership for education

Views - 9 Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:00

Islanders Education Group in Maldives conducted the Annual Education Symposium for 2019 titled as ‘Enovate Education Symposium’. This annual symposium is conducted for their teachers and academic staff with the main aim of contributing towards th

The impact of emotional labour on holistic wellness and the role of HR professionals

Views - 192 Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:00

Recently, top HR professionals representing leading organisations in the country were invited by the Association of HR Professionals for a discussion and brainstorming session on the ‘Holistic Wellness’ of people in organisations. This well-atten

The importance of work ethic in this day and age

Views - 119 Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:00

By Nirmalan Nagendra Today’s workforce In this day and age, we cannot stress on the importance of work ethic. Industry reports say that today’s workforce is not only made up of Baby Boomers and Generation X’s but also Millennials and a new addi

Unleashing the power to lead: Global presence with local pulse

Views - 507 Monday, 4 November 2019 00:00

We are indeed delighted to present 340 extraordinary managers at the PIM’s latest convocation. They have been developed as leaders with a global presence and a local pulse. That’s why we aptly picked the theme this year – ‘Unleashing the Powe

Abans holds Achievers Night 2019

Views - 8 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

Sunday 27 October was a red-letter day for the managers of Abans network of over 600 Retail, Duty Free and Elite showrooms islandwide. It was Abans Annual Achievers’ night at the Grand Ballroom of Hilton Hotel in Colombo. The galaxy of Abans Showro

Skills Development Fund embarking on new journeys

Views - 65 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

From its humble beginnings in 1998, with over two decades of professional industry experience, the Skills Development Fund Ltd. (SDFL) has embarked on a successful journey enriching the lives of thousands of employees both in the public and private s

Workplace of trust a must for sustainable businesses: HR experts at EFC symposium

Views - 36 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) will unfold its eighth edition of the annual symposium on the theme, ‘An Agenda for Change’ on 8 November at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, creating a platform for the employers, employees and also policy ma

Janaka Kumarasinghe launches first-ever cartoon book on HR

Views - 12 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

A unique initiative to create awareness and interest on human resource management through cartoons was launched by Janaka Kumarasinghe – Executive Director, Kent Ridge Ltd. and senior HR Professional, Company Director and Past President of CIPM Sri

CMI Corporate Quiz Challenge 2019 kicks off

Views - 32 Tuesday, 29 October 2019 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte Bringing together nearly 40 corporates in Sri Lanka, Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Quiz Challenge 2019 was held on 23 October at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, in an effort to enhance professional standards of local managers. T

4IR and the future of work in Sri Lanka

Views - 35 Tuesday, 29 October 2019 00:00

Scientific breakthroughs in a broad spectrum of fields including genetics, artificial intelligence (AI), nanotechnology and 3D printing, are feeding into innovations that are redefining the way people reproduce, grow food, live, work and interact wit

Despite robot efficiency, human skills still matter at work

Views - 12 Tuesday, 29 October 2019 00:00

NEW YORK (Reuters): Artificial intelligence is approaching critical mass at the office, but humans are still likely to be necessary, according to a new study by executive development firm, Future Workplace, in partnership with Oracle. Future Workplac

AB Mauri Lanka feted with Great Place to Work award

Views - 9 Tuesday, 29 October 2019 00:00

In recognition of a strong commitment towards empowering its work force and inspiring the people, AB Mauri Lanka was recently recognised as a recipient of the Great Place to Work Award for 2019. The Award felicitates the holistic workplace environmen

Towards better people management in Sri Lanka: Vital learning for vibrant leading

Views - 324 Monday, 28 October 2019 00:03

We see more of the absence than the presence of proper people management practices in the premier parlours of Sri Lanka. Positions filled based on connections then competencies have resulted in pressing problems than promising prospects. Politics h

Professionals call for shifting workplace paradigms at EFC Annual Symposium

Views - 17 Monday, 28 October 2019 00:02

Creating a sustainable environment for businesses to thrive and an equally stimulating working environment which supports the aspirations of the modern day’s workforce is unprecedented. In this backdrop, the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC)

CIPM appoints Dimuth Karunaratne as Brand Ambassador

Views - 6 Monday, 28 October 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, appointed Sri Lanka Cricket Captain Dimuth Karunaratne as its Brand Ambassador recently to take CIPM’s value proposition to the masses. Dimuth, like CIPM, is a leader in own his ch

Brandix’s CPO highlights importance of ‘Think Tank on Holistic Wellness’

Views - 267 Thursday, 24 October 2019 00:47

Organisations are increasingly investing in holistic wellness programs, which go beyond the physical aspects of wellbeing, taking the emotional, intellectual, physical, social, environmental, financial and spiritual nuances of employee wellbeing into

CMI organises ‘Authentic Leadership for Strategy Execution’ in collaboration with KPMG

Views - 52 Thursday, 24 October 2019 00:45

Leaders of today are compelled to inculcate authentic leadership skills in the face of a fast-paced volatile and connected world. This is because it is believed that the greatest competitive advantage is derived from the alignment of the brand purpos

Achal Khanna on holistic wellness

Views - 92 Wednesday, 23 October 2019 02:50

According to the 2019 Employee Benefits Survey administered by the Society for Human Resource Management in April, 58% of the respondent organisations offer general wellness programs. Of these respondents, 20% reported that their organisation had inc

Stafford and Chan celebrates 25 years of global corporate training and coaching

Views - 19 Wednesday, 23 October 2019 02:49

Stafford and Chan, the leading training, talent development and coaching company based in Singapore since 1994, with offices in Hong Kong, Mauritius and Sri Lanka, celebrates 25 years of Corporate Training and Coaching in over 20 countries, facilitat

Second international conference on OGEX & LSS and second SSMI Graduation Ceremony on 30 Oct.

Views - 58 Wednesday, 23 October 2019 02:48

The second international conference on Organizational Excellence & Lean Six Sigma (OGEX & LSS) and the second SSMI Graduation Ceremony, organised by Dr. Mikel J. Harry of the Six Sigma Management Institute Asia (SSMI Asia), is scheduled to be held on

British Sri Lankan Association recognises icons at 2019 Awards

Views - 180 Wednesday, 23 October 2019 02:43

BRISLA (The British Sri Lankan Association) hosted this year’s annual BRISLA Awards event on the Saturday 19 October in Westminster close to Buckingham Palace and the Big Ben. This event brings the best minds and the most passionate individuals who

EWIS Colombo ranked one of Sri Lanka’s Best Workplace for Women

Views - 32 Tuesday, 22 October 2019 00:03

EWIS Colombo Ltd. was ranked among Sri Lanka’s best places to work for the year 2019. In addition to this, E-W Information Systems, EWIS Peripherals and EWIS Colombo were also certified as a Great Places to Work. These accolades were presented to r

Lessons learned from failed companies

Views - 98 Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:38

The Independent Directors (INED) Forum of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) recently held a panel discussion on companies that had failed in Sri Lanka with a view to imparting a wider understanding of the governance failures that occurred a

Book review: ‘Handbook on Company Secretarial Practices and Corporate Law’ by Jazri Magdon Ismail

Views - 39 Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:36

By Tishan Subasinghe I recently had the opportunity of reading an interesting book on secretarial practices and company law. I managed to read the book at a stretch mainly because of the simplicity of Jazri’s writing. Non-technical simple language

EFC clinches ‘Most Informative Stall’ prize at NHRC

Views - 17 Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:34

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) clinched the prize for the ‘Most Informative Stall’ at the recently-concluded National HR Exhibition which unfolded parallel to the National HR Conference (NHRC) organised by the Chartered Institute of

WIM IFC Asia ‘Top50’ Professional and Career Women Awards launched

Views - 79 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 01:04

In a bid to recognise Asian women who excel in their careers, businesses and everyday life while inspiring others, the first Asia ‘Top50’ Professional and Career Women Awards was launched recently.

‘SL Corporate Health and Productivity Awards’ gives companies recognition; uplifts employee morale

Views - 33 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 01:02

The Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE) in collaboration with Japan External Trade Corporation (JETRO) has organised the second edition of the ‘Sri Lanka Corporate Health and Productivity Awards’. The first edition of the awards ceremo

269 new CA Sri Lanka Chartered Accountants convocated

Views - 26 Thursday, 10 October 2019 02:01

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) conferred the globally recognised Associate Chartered Accountants (ACA) designation to 269 new Chartered Accountants, empowering them to take over the reins of the corporate world.

Dr. Neil Bogahalande awarded CIPM Lifetime Gold Medal 2019

Views - 36 Thursday, 10 October 2019 02:00

CIPM Sri Lanka, the region’s leader in human resource management, has awarded its coveted Lifetime Gold Award 2019 to outstanding ‘Pracademic’ Dr. Neil Terrence Bogahalande, at the recently concluded National HR Conference held at the BMICH in

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Why NPP for minorities and the nation?

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The two minority communities, Tamils and Muslims, and their ethnic political parties are once again caught up in a dilemma in choosing one or the other of the two leading presidential candidates, Sajith and Gota. The Tamil parties drew a set of 13 d

Why NPP for minorities and the nation?

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The two minority communities, Tamils and Muslims, and their ethnic political parties are once again caught up in a dilemma in choosing one or the other of the two leading presidential candidates, Sajith and Gota. The Tamil parties drew a set of 13 d

Corporate treasurers should make more use of derivatives to hedge risks

Monday, 11 November 2019

Humans have never liked the idea of uncertainty. More so, they did not like the idea of economic uncertainty. Hence, the need to hedge this uncertainty gave rise to the evolution of derivatives. Derivatives have been used by mankind for a very long

China’s rising giants

Monday, 11 November 2019

China’s evolution into a global powerhouse with the world’s second largest economy is a familiar story. Less well-known though is the tremendous growth of the nation’s state-sponsored aviation sector, which now has a global reach. Serving the w

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