HNB Grameen Finance Ltd. has been once again recognised as one of the 25 Great Places to Work in Sri Lanka by the Great Place to Work Institute Sri Lanka.
Continuing the momentum gained last year, the company clinched the Silver Award in the ‘Extra Large Sized Enterprise’ category at this year’s ceremony held at the Hilton Colombo. HNB Grameen Finance was the only financial institution listed as a Great Place to Work in 2018. HNB Grameen’s employee base is characterised by its exceptional team spirit, trust and pride in their place of work. The unified effort of the company’s employees was the principal factor behind the achievement.
In 2017, HNB Grameen was awarded ‘A Great Place to Work’ ranking for the first time since its inception, winning the Bronze Award. The company also received the prestigious ‘Special Award for Pride and Advocacy’ among its workforce in 2017.
Commenting on the achievement, HNB Grameen Finance Managing Director and CEO B.M.D.C. Prabhath stated: “Since being recognised by the Great Place to Work Institute Sri Lanka in 2017, we’ve been actively working towards reinforcing our work culture. Our efforts cover a spectrum of areas in our work culture from recruitment, ensuring non-discrimination to implementing a merit-based culture. Receiving this accolade once again in 2018 proves our unwavering commitment to creating a progressive and affable place of work for all our employees. The steadfast support that we receive from the two power houses Hatton National Bank and Prime Lands Group adds value to our efforts to create value for our employees.”
Great Place to Work Certification involves a process of gathering insights from individual employees done independently by the team at Great Place to Work, including a Trust Index® Employee Survey and Culture Audit®, among others. Companies receive awards based exclusively on unabated employee feedback.
The unified focus and vision of HNB Grameen Finance throughout this journey of 18 years in the industry has been to lead the nation as a stable and leading finance company pioneering in microfinance, with a key focus towards a committed human touch, uplifting the populous and developing the economy of Sri Lanka.
HNB Grameen Finance Ltd. was established in 2000 and the company was licensed as a registered Finance Company by the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in 2010. The company pioneered commercial based microfinance in Sri Lanka, charting a new course for the enterprising but inclusive small-scale entrepreneurs of Sri Lanka.
Maintaining an extensive island-wide presence across 48 branches and 21 service centres, the organisation’s team of 1,750 employees remains fully committed to serving the needs of customers across the country. The company is backed by the power of Hatton National Bank, the bank which was recently awarded the No. 1 bank in the country. This synergy will give HNB Grameen the advantage to share HNB’s ATM network of 650 machines in every province of the country. HNB Grameen Finance is expanding into new fields of business in order to serve a wider range of customers and now offers Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) loans in addition to leasing products and savings accounts.