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IPM Sri Lanka delegation participates in Malaysia HR Best Practices Conference

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IPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management nominated a high profile delegation comprising of members of its Executive Council to participate in Malaysia’s National Seminar on HR Best Practices held at the Holiday Villa Hotel & Conference Center in Subang, Selangor on 19-20 September. 

The IPM delegation comprised of IPM Hony. Secretary Ken Vijayakumar, IPM Hony. Editor Manoj Keppetipola and IPM Council Member Priyankara Seneviratne. The visit was organised as per the bilateral technical cooperation agreement that has been inked between IPM Sri Lanka and its counterpart in Malaysia, the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM). The MIHRM will also send a delegation to Sri Lanka as part of the staff exchange programme between the two professional bodies.  

In recognition of IPM Sri Lanka’s visibility as a leading regional stakeholder in the human resource management arena, IPM SL’s delegation leader Ken Vijayakumar was invited to be a judge in the HR Best Practices Competition held amongst participating Malaysian companies. In the HR Best Practices Competition, leading Malaysian companies presented their inspiring techniques and unique approaches to addressing HR related matters in order to gain competitive and sustainable advantages.  

“Participating in Malaysia’s national seminar on best practices in human resource management has given us a marvellous opportunity to gain insights on innovative approaches that our counterparts in Malaysia have adopted in addressing HR related issues in order to improve their workplaces as well as the way they work,” said IPM Sri Lanka Hony. Secretary Ken Vijayakumar. 

“Participating in such technical exchange programmes will help to expand the horizons of our HR professionals whilst helping to gain insights and understanding of prevalent HR related issues and challenges brought about by a rapidly changing social and work environment. It also helps in building necessary human resource capacity that is required to support a growing economy,” he added.      

IPM Sri Lanka has inked several bilateral agreements with regional professional bodies for human resource management including with NIPM India, BSHRM Bangladesh and PSHRM Pakistan. As a member with Board representation on the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM), IPM Sri Lanka is in the process of establishing more bilateral exchange programmes with the other members in order to provide many more meaningful opportunities for its membership to develop capacity in developing well rounded, globally competitive human resource professionals. 

IPM Sri Lanka keeps pace with new trends and concepts in HR by engaging continuously with the business community to share experiences, thoughts and insights in order to enrich and enhance the HR profession. It actively encourages and promotes members’ participation at international conferences and forums to provide exposure, build networks, and conduct research into areas of interest to the HR profession in Sri Lanka. IPM was founded in 1959 and was subsequently incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1976. 

IPM is affiliated to the Asia Pacific Foundation of Human Resource Management and also to the World Federation of People Management Associations. IPM, being a professional institute is also a constituent member of the Organization of Professional Associations [OPA] Sri Lanka. Currently, IPM comprises over 1,200 Professional Members who serve in both public and private organisations. 

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