Red alert to CEOs from IIHRM

Views - 186 Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:13

Globally, companies and government organisations are increasingly incorporating gamification into recruitment to assess job aspirant fitment. However, hiring managers should be careful to determine whether they gamify work-related elements that is ri

CIPM Sri Lanka successfully concludes Advanced MDP for Regional Development Bank

Views - 50 Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:13

CIPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in Human Resource Management, successfully concluded the customised Management Development Program for Senior Chief Managers of the Regional Development Bank recently. The MDP was customised for the specific requ

KPMG and CIMA launch Diploma in Performance Management

Views - 352 Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:12

Every business professional is faced with a dynamic and challenging business environment, where seizing new opportunities while operating in a volatile commercial arena, has become the order of the day. Taking this into consideration, leading profess

Japan slides in key Asia corporate governance ranking, ties with India

Views - 14 Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:12

HONG KONG (Reuters): Japan slid three places to seventh in a widely watched ranking of corporate governance in Asia, tying with India but languishing behind the likes of Thailand and Malaysia. The fall is part of a biennial survey by the Asian Corpor

70 public sector officers participate in overseas training

Views - 126 Wednesday, 5 December 2018 00:00

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) successfully conducted several foreign training programs in 2018, in collaboration with University Putra Malaysia, for the public sector managerial staff, officers at the Examinati

CILT conducts successful road show at University of Kelaniya

Views - 72 Wednesday, 5 December 2018 00:00

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka held its fourth road membership drive for the year at the Department of Industrial Management of University of Kelaniya. CILT Sri Lanka Chairperson Gayani de Alwis, CMILT, Vice Chai

Japan confers A prestigious decoration upon late P. B. Munasinghe

Views - 14 Wednesday, 5 December 2018 00:00

The Government of Japan has announced the conferment of ‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays’ upon the late Punchi Banda Munasinghe, in recognition of his significant contribution to the promotion of mutual understanding between Jap

CIPM Sri Lanka and Maldives Association of HR Professionals to strengthen bilateral cooperation

Views - 17 Wednesday, 5 December 2018 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, and the Maldives Association of Human Resource Professionals (MAHRP) entered into an agreement to strengthen professional bilateral cooperation alongside the gala ceremony organised

Top world prize winners at ACCA Awards Ceremony 2018

Views - 145 Wednesday, 5 December 2018 00:00

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) recently held their awards ceremony at the BMICH Colombo, to recognise and award those students who have excelled in their exams in December 2017 and March and September 2018. The Chief Guest at t

Mankind International celebrates 40 years of creating careers

Views - 25 Monday, 3 December 2018 01:08

Mankind International Ltd., formerly known as Maritime International Ltd., celebrated 40 years of operations in both local and overseas, placements, outsourcing and headhunting in Sri Lanka, on 6 November. Having diversified into various areas in emp

ICCSL signs MoU with ACCA Sri Lanka

Views - 39 Monday, 3 December 2018 01:06

ACCA Sri Lanka Branch signed a Memorandum of Understanding with International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICC) on 29 November. The MOU sets out to establish areas of cooperation between the above parties in furthering and supporting the interests

Latest batch of JICA volunteers arrive

Views - 13 Monday, 3 December 2018 01:05

The latest batch of JICA volunteers arrived in Sri Lanka on 11 October 2018. These young Japanese volunteers are here to provide services in their specific fields of expertise. JICA volunteers are sent to developing nations as a part of the Japanese

CIMA Tour de Colombo 2018 on 8 Dec at Colombo Race Course Grounds

Views - 97 Monday, 3 December 2018 01:04

CIMA Sri Lanka’s highly popular member engagement event, Tour de Colombo, will be held for the 4th consecutive year on 08 December at the Colombo Race Course Grounds.  The Tour de Colombo is a team-based competition which tests participants’ str

109 ComBank staff honoured for 25 years of service

Views - 18 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:59

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently honoured 109 employees for 25 years of loyal service at the 2018 edition of the Bank’s annual Seniority Awards ceremony. Themed ‘Celebrating 25 years of shared prosperity and achievement’, the gala at the

WUSC to share lessons, achievements of skills for employment model

Views - 29 Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:02

The Advancing Specialising Skills for Economic Transformation (ASSET) Project of World University Service of Canada (WUSC), which has developed more than 300 private sector partnerships resulting in more than 4,000 employment opportunities for youth,

Dr. A.M.A. Azeez Commemoration Meeting and Memorial Oration on 27 Nov.

Views - 20 Monday, 26 November 2018 00:00

The Dr. A.M.A. Azeez Commemoration Meeting and Memorial Oration will be held on 27 November at 4.30 p.m. at the Ghaffoor Hall of Zahira College, No. 406, Orabi Pasha Mawatha, Colombo 10. Desamanya M.D.D. Pieris, formerly of the Ceylon Civil Service a

PIM MBA in Bangladesh: A Sri Lankan pride

Views - 575 Monday, 26 November 2018 00:00

It was indeed memorable to organise an inauguration of a brand-new MBA batch at the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was encouraging to see the spirit of Sri Lankans in Bangladesh who actively supported our endeavou

People’s Bank supports Employers Federation of Ceylon to hold annual Employers’ Symposium 2018

Views - 28 Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00

People’s Bank sponsored the Employers’ Symposium 2018, which was held at Galadari Hotel recently. Organised by the Employers Federation of Ceylon, the Employers’ Symposium 2018 focused on a gamut of issues shaping the future of the work, includ

150 Chartered Accounting students awarded CA Sri Lanka CBA and CSBA certificates

Views - 107 Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently awarded certificates to 150 Chartered Accounting students who had completed the Certified Business Accountant (CBA) and Certified Senior Business Accountant (CSBA) levels of

CIPM Sri Lanka to play a key role in regional APFHRM initiatives

Views - 224 Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka, the Nation’s leader in human resource management under the stewardship of its President Dhammika Fernando, will play a key role in several important initiatives of the regional HR body Asia Pacific Federation for Human Resource Mana

17 distinguished Chartered Accountants to nurture aspirations of young members

Views - 29 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:10

Some of Sri Lanka’s well known Chartered Accountants have come onboard to build the capacity and nurture the aspirations of young members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka). The ‘Nurturing Aspirations’ Mentori

Unleashing the power to lead: Global presence with local pulse

Views - 218 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:00

We are indeed delighted to present 441 extraordinary managers at the PIM’s latest convocation. They have been developed as leaders with global presence and local pulse. That’s why we picked the apt theme this year as ‘unleashing the power to le

IPM acclaimed Chartered status, continues as ‘Chartered Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka’

Views - 130 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:00

The Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) Sri Lanka is an institute that was founded through collaborative effort of a few professionals back in the year 1959. Recently it acquired the ‘Chartered’ status to continue its operations as the ‘Cha

IIMA Executive Management Program 2018 on ‘Leading Organisations for Performance Enhancement’

Views - 23 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:00

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) in collaboration with Institute of Certified Professional Managers of Sri Lanka (CPM) and Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) supported by the Association of Management Deve

Honorary doctorate for OPA President Dr. Lalith A. P. Wijetunge

Views - 37 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:10

The Commonwealth University, in collaboration with the London Graduate School, has awarded an honorary doctorate of “Doctor of Human Resources Management” to Lalith A. P. Wijetunge at a recently concluded award ceremony held in Dubai, to recognis

161 female Brandix Associates inspired through Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. program

Views - 30 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:00

Achieving yet another milestone in the ‘Inspired People’ journey at Brandix, 161 female Associates from Brandix Lingerie (BLI) Wathupitiwala graduated from the Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement (P.A.C.E.) program recently, marking the h

‘Adapt or Die?’: Lead, connect engage workshop and forum on 6 Dec.

Views - 46 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:00

Leading millennials in today’s context seem to be bringing on a completely new set of challenges for Generation X and baby boomers. The youngsters are forever ta

Australian employment, career guidance, business investment, internships and migration seminar

Views - 81 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:00

For possibly the first time in Sri Lanka an Australian employment and Career Guidance seminar will be held at Hilton Colombo Residences on Saturday 17 November. The seminar will be conducted by Ranj Perera, an Australian employment expert who has bee

SLASSCOM ‘HR Talk and Networking Session’ today

Views - 28 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) will bring together leading HR professionals and corporate leaders from global IT/BPM companies to discuss and create awareness about world-class HR practices adopted by progres

Asian Secretaries & Administrative Professionals Congress in Papua New Guinea

Views - 262 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

By Sunethra Jayaratne Nugawela The Association of Secretaries & Administrative Professionals in Asia Pacific (ASA) held its 24th Congress at the Gateway Hotel Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, recently, with over 300 national and international delega

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Automation and machine learning: Helping organisations extract deeper value from data

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The world is in the midst of a data explosion. Humans are generating an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day1, according to Forbes, and more data was created in the past two years than in all of human history. No wonder data now r

SL tourism: From TOM to experience the brand in 2019

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Last week I had just crossed the border that separates Laos from Thailand and was on route via land to Thailand. My mind was on Laos – a country branded globally as ‘Simply Beautiful’ (backed by the ADB in 2018) to attract visitors into the cou

Questionable (or absurd) official report on poverty indicators

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The latest Report issued by the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs on ‘Poverty Indicators’ is both questionable and outrageous.1This Ministry is under the responsibility of the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe. Most of the sta

Teaching the younger generation to observe professional ethics is the need of the hour

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

When Sri Lanka got independence in 1948, it was one of the most promising nations both in Asia and in the Commonwealth countries. It had luckily emerged unscathed after the Second World War unlike our neighbours. Sri Lanka furthermore did not have to

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