VirtusaPolaris bags National HR Excellence Gold Award

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VirtusaPolaris, the market-facing brand of Virtusa Corporation and Polaris Consulting & Services Ltd., and a leading worldwide provider of Information Technology (IT) consulting and outsourcing services was presented the ‘National HR Excellence Gold Award’ by the Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) Sri Lanka, at the recently held National HR Conference in Colombo. 

The award was presented in recognition of VirtusaPolaris’ exceptional human resource management practices and its contribution towards driving organisational performance. 

Chandi Dharmaratne, Senior Director – Human Resources at VirtusaPolaris, said: “It is truly an honor to be recognized at this prestigious platform for VirtusaPolaris’ commitment towards nurturing its most valuable asset – our team members. Our focus has always been on building an ecosystem that proactively engages our team members, supports performance management and promotes innovation through collaboration.” 

Sundararajan Narayanan, Chief People Officer at VirtusaPolaris said, “This award is a further validation of our commitment to our people and our tireless efforts to provide them with a next-gen work environment where they never stop learning, growing and collaborating to achieve their full potential. We ensure this by continuously improving the corporate HR frameworks and platforms that support them at every level and role within the company. And in turn we are proud of their innovative work that has helped us sustain and grow our market brand.” 

VirtusaPolaris continues to be recognised globally for its commitment to employee excellence with numerous awards and recognitions including Best Companies To Work For In Sri Lanka 2015, Human Resource Management Awards Sri Lanka, Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America, International Business Award (Stevies) for Best People Practices, UK’s Top Employers list, the Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award and Asia’s Best Employer Brand. Organised by the Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) Sri Lanka, under the theme, ‘HR Ecosystem for Competitiveness”, the National HR Conference 2016 is billed as South Asia’s largest HR event. Featuring an eminent panel on international and local speakers from across public and private sectors, the conference serves as a platform for the country’s HR fraternity to deliberate on people management practices that can deliver prosperity to both the workforce and the nation. Among the broad topics discussed at the conference were, creativity in organisations, competitiveness, governance and ethical leadership, technology and people, and public sector HR.

IPM holds the National HR Awards and the Sri Lanka People Leaders’ Awards on the sidelines of the conference to recognise individuals and companies for their exceptional people management practices.