Opinion and Issues,HR

90 years of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon

Views - 161 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

By Sriyan de Silva, Franklyn Amerasinghe, Gotabaya Dasanayaka and Ravi Peiris This tribute

IPM SL hosts World HR Congress 2020 in Colombo

Views - 28 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:36

IPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, has been awarded the honour of hosting the world’s largest HR conclave “The World HR Congress 2020” in Sri Lanka in the year 2020. Reflecting its international origins and conce

Advancing human resources in the public sector

Views - 88 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:36

Following is the summary of a keynote presentation delivered by SeelanSingham, senior partner at McKinsey & Company, at a conference on Strategies for Improving Workforce Productivity, held by the National Human Resource Development Council of Sri La

NCE enters into MOU with Ernst & Young as Knowledge Partner

Views - 175 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:35

The National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ernst & Young Sri Lanka (EYSL) which is a local and global leader in assurance, tax, accounting and transactions advisory services. EYSL is a part of EY

AHRP conducts second Knowledge Sharing Forum for 2018

Views - 158 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

By Anisha Wijewardane The Association of Human Resource Professionals (AHRP) is a network of practicing HR professionals in Sri Lanka. Founded over 15 years ago, AHRP has contributed meaningfully to the betterment of HR practice in Sri Lanka through

Emotions for better or bitter results: Lessons for Lankans

Views - 422 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

I was so happy to meet Dr. Daniel Goleman of Emotional Intelligence fame, at the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference of 2018 held in Chicago recently.

7 factors to design the best L&D program senior executives require

Views - 13 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

As corporate professionals, we are competing around the clock with the very best. This seemingly never ending battle is inevitable not only to outperform our rivals but also to keep pace with the revolutionary changes taking place across the business

NYMUN partners with UNDP to empower young voices

Views - 20 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:38

United Nations Development Program in Sri Lanka (UNDP) Country Director Jorn Sorensen and National Youth Model United Nations (NYMUN) Deputy Secretary General Amrit Edirisooriya signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as a partnership to enable yo

Lal Girihagama appointed as Chairman of Skills Development Fund

Views - 23 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:00

Minister of Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development and Vocational Training and Kandyan Heritage Dr. Sarath Amunugama has appointed Lal Girihagama as the Chairman of the Skills Development Fund. He has functioned as the Chairman of the Gala

Harvard-trained Lankan scholar returns to Oxford

Views - 197 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:00

OXFORD, England: After more than twenty years later, Professor Patrick Mendis has returned to the University of Oxford, where he was a Twenty-first Century fellow at Merton College. “It is one of the most beautiful and the oldest colleges in Oxford

INSEE Cement partners NIOSH as Technical Consultancy Partner for National OS&H Excellence Awards

Views - 125 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:00

INSEE Cement, Sri Lanka’s foremost manufacturer of cement and the Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations has signed a partnership agreement that will strengthen and uplift occupational safety in the country. The MOU, signed by the Minister o

John Keells Group felicitates staff volunteers

Views - 123 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:00

The John Keells Group felicitated high performing volunteers contributing to CSR initiatives of 2017/18 at its annual Volunteer Recognition Day held on 21 June at Cinnamon Lakeside. Staff volunteerism is at the

Davina Kern, Group GM HR McLarens Holdings wins at National HR Conference 2018

Views - 32 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:04

Davina Kern, Group General Manager HR of McLarens Holdings, won the ‘HR Leaders Award – Talent Acquisition 2018’ at the National HR Conference organised by the Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka held on 6 June at the BMICH Colombo.

Career Builders signs MoU with CSSL for NITC 2018

Views - 341 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:02

Career Builders Ltd., a leading recruitment and outsource agency in Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) recently regarding the upcoming National IT Conference (NITC) 2018.

Colombo University MBA Alumni Association 21st AGM on Thursday

Views - 92 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00

The MBA Alumni Association, University of Colombo will hold its 21st Annual General Meeting on 28 June at 6:15 p.m. at the Hilton Colombo Residencies.

Youth unemployment rate in Sri Lanka increases to 20%

Views - 228 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:00

The younger generation plays a vital role in society. The personal traits and the characteristics of generation Y, or the millennials, are very different compared to generation X, who were born in the 60s and 70s.

Mitra Innovation joins hands with Leap in! Australia to assist people with disabilities

Views - 19 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00

Mitra Innovation – one of the fastest growing tech innovators in the cloud integration and product incubation markets – recently partnered with Leap in! as they prepare to launch an innovative platform to the disability sector in Australia. The

Sen Solutions stands out at HR expo

Views - 87 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00

Sen Solutions Ltd. (www.sensolutions.lk) the software vertical of CASS Holdings Ltd. stood out at the recently-concluded National HR exhibition at the BMICH with its affordable and reliable Human Resources information solutions line-up for SMBs. Thi

SLT PEO TV Awards 2017 recognises outstanding achievement of employees

Views - 31 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00

SLT VisionCom Ltd. held its annual Awards Night recently at The Kingsbury, Colombo creating a momentous experience for all its employees. In commemorating the 10th Anniversary of SLT VisionCom, the management transformed its recognition culture by in

Thousands of new job openings in hospitality

Views - 47 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00

New investments in the hotel sector amounting to $ 2.8 billion will require thousands of newly trained workers in the next couple of years. This was revealed by Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga at the 39

Dr. Bollegala insights to ‘Changing HR Landscape in the Digital Age’ at IPM confab

Views - 27 Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00

Dr. Danushka Bollegala, Associate Professor in artificial intelligence (AI), University of Liverpool, UK made a presentation at the BMICH on ‘Changing Human Resource Landscape in the Digital Age’ at the recently concluded National HR Conference 2

NHRDC presents public sector revamp report to Speaker

Views - 39 Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00

The National Human Resource Development Council (NHRDC) and the Organisation of Professional Associations (OPA) organised a seminar on Tuesday at the OPA, to discuss a report developed by NHRDC on new ways of working in the public sector. The repor

Time for an efficient and transparent public sector: Karu

Views - 122 Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00

By Maleesha Sulthanagoda Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya, while addressing a seminar on “New Ways of Working in the Public Sector”, held on 12 June at the Organisation of Professional Associations (OPA), directed attention towards the lack

IPM National HR conference highlights digital revolution of HR

Views - 67 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:03

By Rahel Kirinde Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) on Wednesday inaugurated the annual National Human Resource Conference (NHRC) themed ‘The transformation of HR in the digital world’. The event enabled participants to showcase their work i

Dialog Awards enabled by MTI’s independent judging for 7th year

Views - 48 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:00

Dialog completed its seventh consecutive annual employee recognition awards with MTI Consulting as the independent facilitator and playing the lead role in the judging panel. Since the very first Dialog Awards held in 2011, Dialog has worked alongsi

Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management offers 175 scholarships

Views - 20 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

In a move to popularise careers in the hospitality industry among youth, the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel

Sri Lankan student bags Gold Medal in Delhi-based South Asian University

Views - 34 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

Colombo: Niroshika Sanjeewani Liyana Muhandiram, the only Sri Lankan national to have graduated from the New Delhi-based

Productivity across all sectors vital to economic growth: Dr. Amunugama

Views - 101 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development and Vocational Training Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama last week insisted that changes in policy

Seminar on ‘Exploring New Ways of Working in Public Sector’ tomorrow

Views - 42 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) together with Organization of Professional

Rohitha Amarapala wins IPM Lifetime Gold Award 2018

Views - 46 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, presented the prestigious IPM Lifetime Gold Award 2018

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Maximum Residue Level: Dilemma of agricultural product exporters in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Due to increased emphasis on consumer health, majority of developed countries such as EU, Japan and the US insist on MRL testing of food items which has to be done by the exporter. The Codex Alimentarius Commission which is an inter-governmental bod

East Container Terminal blunder: Learn from Chinese

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Minister for Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe informed the press in August that Cabinet has approved the development of East Container Terminal (ECT) of Colombo Port by the Ports Authority. According to approval: nPorts Authority would develop

President Sirisena, playing with fire, must take note that smoke will get into his eyes

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Penchant for playing with fire President Gamaralalage Sirisena has always had a penchant for playing with fire. He did fire-play at the local government elections when he made a disastrous U-turn and went round country blasting the party and its lea

Response to claims that Sri Lanka was in a ‘debt trap’ in 2014 due to ‘Chinese loans’

Monday, 17 September 2018

Several Western analysts have carried out a relentless media campaign in keeping with their own geopolitical agenda, to suggest that China was luring Sri Lanka into a carefully engineered debt trap.

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