SLT PEO TV Awards 2017 recognises outstanding achievement of employees

Views - 17 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 - 44 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 - 23 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 - 28 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 - 115 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 - 54 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 - 43 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 - 14 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 - 25 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 - 93 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 - 34 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 - 33 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

KOICA support for Sri Lankan Govt. officers through Master’s degree scholarship programs

Views - 7 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

Keeping in line with its long established tradition of assisting in the capacity building of Sri Lankan government officers

What good HR can do for an organisation

Views - 223 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:10

Can HR influence a company’s direction and contribute to corporate success? A 2015 study commissioned by the ILO

PIM a global force to be reckoned with: Dr. Trevor Mendis

Views - 17 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) has become a global force to be reckoned with, due to its significant

Founder of Words Worth Institute Monica Menon in Sri Lanka to explore opportunities

Views - 23 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Monica Menon is a trained educator and facilitator who crafts and delivers various English Language and Literature

Book on analytical thinking ‘How to think like Sherlock Holmes?’ now available

Views - 52 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle brought to life the character of Sherlock Holmes almost a century ago. Known as the ‘Great Detective’,

ACCA hosts a mentoring program for new members

Views - 20 Thursday, 7 June 2018 00:00

The role of the finance professional is changing, resulting in them having to play an essential role as a contributor to an organisation’s strategy, risk management and business performance and in being a business partner focusing on value creation

Breath at work: Revolutionary and award winning program on Saturday

Views - 24 Thursday, 7 June 2018 00:00

We all have one dream; that is to be that energetic, healthy, successful and happy person who always makes the right decision and meets with success quite often! Now the Sri Lankan audience can realise this dream, with the ‘breath@work’ workshop

AHRP ‘HR Big Bus Tour’ champions knowledge -sharing to uplift nation’s HRM standards

Views - 132 Thursday, 7 June 2018 00:00

Regardless of the industry, the next few years are likely to bring unprecedented levels of change to Sri Lankan organisations and their HR leaders responsible for gearing them to be future-ready. This makes it even more important that creative vehic

Anticipation builds for John Mattone Live in Sri Lanka

Views - 60 Thursday, 7 June 2018 00:00

The Sri Lankan corporate sector has commenced the countdown to the arrival of best-selling author John Mattone, the coach of legendary Apple Founder Steve Jobs, with the keenly anticipated event, organised by Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing just two

The vibrant role of women in building a modern and prosperous Sri Lanka

Views - 114 Thursday, 7 June 2018 00:00

By Jonathan Alles Today, despite immense progress made by enterprising, socially conscious and highly-successful female leaders like social entrepreneur and philanthropist Otara Gunawardene, Ceylon Biscuits Group Managing Director Sheamalee Wickramas

Virtusa hosts panel of professionals to share knowledge on how women can overcome career challenges

Views - 25 Thursday, 7 June 2018 00:00

As more women enter the workforce, the pressures and challenges they face only begin to increase each year. Despite these growing obstacles, many women persevered and surmounted even the most difficult barrier and reached the upper echelons of indust

South Asian University establishes landmarks with third convocation

Views - 17 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

New Delhi: The third convocation of the New Delhi-based South Asian University (SAU) to be held on 7 June will witness

Asia Pacific’s Most Innovative Universities 2018

Views - 13 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

Reuters: Every scientist hopes for a “Eureka” moment – the jolt of sudden insight when a discovery becomes clear. But great

Senior officers get authentic flavour of Japan through PIM’s international program

Views - 59 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) conducted its first international management program in Japan

University of London offers 150 scholarships to women to mark 150th anniversary

Views - 24 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

In the year the University of London celebrates the 150th Anniversary of opening up special examinations for women,

Strategies for improving workforce productivity

Views - 54 Tuesday, 5 June 2018 00:00

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) together with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CASL), Association of Human Resource Professionals (AHRP) and the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka wil

PwC’s Academy AMP to teach how to thrive in a complex business world through mindful leadership

Views - 32 Tuesday, 5 June 2018 00:00

According to Professor Sudhanshu Palsule, for many leaders the question is no longer whether we will be disrupted, but how quickly can we adapt to constant disruption? With disruptive business models and complex technologies, leaders are tasked with

Sysco LABS joins Educate Lanka Mentorship and Skills Development Program

Views - 28 Monday, 4 June 2018 00:02

Sysco LABS has joined Educate Lanka on its Mentorship and Skills Development Program in an effort to support the next generation of Sri Lanka’s professionals.

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National prosperity through quality and productivity

Monday, 16 July 2018

I was so delighted to get involved with the national convention of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Quality and Productivity (SLAAQP) with the fitting theme, “National Prosperity through World Class Quality and Productivity”.

Sanjeewa Pushpakumara’s ‘Davena Vihagun’ (Burning Birds): A realistic and authentic film

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Filmmaker Sanjeewa Pushpakumara is a bright star in the cinematic firmament of Sri Lanka. His second feature film ‘Davena Vihagun’ (Burning Birds) is currently being screened in Sri Lanka. The film completed in 2016 has been shown at several inte

Yameen regime in Maldives turns to Islamic countries for support

Saturday, 14 July 2018

The Abdulla Yameen Government in the Maldives is turning to Islamic countries in a bid to resist pressure from the West and India to restore democracy as per their prescription, and to do their bidding in economic, foreign policy and strategic matter

Of Erdogan, Mahinda and Gota or the dance of the Vidayaka Janadhipathi

Saturday, 14 July 2018

We have been talking about Turkey’s Erdogan who recently won electoral support to be the country’s first Executive President. At the elections, Turkey began digging its grave. To be sure, one cannot blame th

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