Participants at the CIPM 5th Certified HR Auditor Program with CIPM Sri Lanka President Dhammika Fernando and officials
CIPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, inaugurated the 5th Certified HR Auditor Program organised by the Consultancy, Training & Development sub-committee in conjunction with TV Rao Learning Systems, India (TVRLS) at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo on Tuesday 26 March. Over 20 HR professionals, representing multinationals, blue chip companies, government corporations, and NGOs were enrolled in the program, which was conducted over 5 full days.
Some of the areas that were covered in the Certified HR Auditor program were the concept & philosophy of HRD with a focus on growth, various HR systems which help promote the development objective, conducting a competency audit to identify competencies required by HRD personnel as well as line managers, CEOs, various CXO positions and identify any competency gaps, how best to build or fill these competency gaps and identify the organisational culture and values that are required to achieve the organisational goals and any gaps, and finally, the impact of HR which covered how companies can use HR to build intellectual capital. The program was concluded with a qualifying test, after which the successful participants were awarded their well-deserved certificates.
“The feedback that we have received from participants of the four previous Certified HR Auditor Programs, as well as their organisations, has been very positive and encouraging. This is one of the main reasons why we have proceeded to organise this 5th Certified HR Auditor Program,” said CIPM Sri Lanka Sub-committee for Consultancy, Training & Development Chairman Sarath Jayasinghe.
“Already there are Certified HR Auditors who are working with and for CIPM in our many consultancy assignments with private and public sector customers. This will help CIPM to propagate this concept of HR Audit and its benefits to other companies throughout Sri Lanka, thereby raising the standards of HR. HR Audit improves the HR practices and is a concept in human resource development.” he added.
“HR Audit is a health check for HR strategies, to assess whether these are properly aligned with the goals and objectives of the business. Furthermore, correct HR practices can help in deploying technology to maximise benefits for all stakeholders in the organisation. HR Audit is not only about HR strategies, but also covers people practices, leadership styles, and culture, amongst others, to understand, enhance and align HR strategies with business goals,” said TVRLS CEO and lead program facilitator Nandini Chawla.
CIPM is affiliated to the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) and to the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA). CIPM, being a professional institute is also a constituent member of the Organisation of Professional Associations [OPA] Sri Lanka. Currently, CIPM membership comprises of over 1200 Professional Members who serve in both public and private organisations. The Chartered Status was conferred on CIPM by the Parliament of Sri Lanka on 28 September 2018 by amending the original Act No 24 of 1976.