CLA, People Business India explore role of HR in driving performance in corporate SL

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CLA-Panel(From left): Dr. Sandeep K. Krishnan - Director People Business India, Archana Law - Personal and Business Transformation Consultant, Emotional Intelligence Coach, Arosha Jayasundera - Director of Avix Consulting Group, Riaz Hassen - CEO/Founder Colombo Leadership Academy, Meryn Raphael - Founder Member People Business India, kick off CLA’s two-day session with a panel discussion on ‘Linking HR Strategy with Business Strategy’


The conclusion of the workshop ‘Linking HR Strategy with Business Strategy’, conducted by the Colombo Leadership Academy, brings to an end a two-day masterclass on the inner workings of Human Resources best practices to create people-centric businesses. 

The program, conducted at the Kingsbury Hotel in collaboration with People Business India, focused on aligning human resources with strategic business growth, articulating and implementing compelling Employee Value Propositions (EVP), identifying and developing employee potential, building a high performance organisation and business transformation through leadership transformation. 

The event, presented in partnership with People Business, a global human resource management consulting firm focused on improving the performance capabilities and business results of client organisations, featured local and international industry leaders such as Dr. Sandeep K. Krishnan - Director People Business India, Mervyn Raphael - Founder Member People Business India, RiazHassen - CEO / Founder Colombo Leadership Academy, Arosha Jayasundera -Director of Avix Consulting Group and Archana Law - Personal and Emotional Intelli-gence Coach. 

The workshop focused on educating participants on the many crucial areas of correctly managing and utilising human resources in the business context. 

Speaking on the major focal points of the workshop, EVP and Employer Branding, Riaz Hassen and Mervyn Raphael explained: “Worldwide studies indicate that a staggering 24% of employees across sectors studied are actively disengaged at work, while only 13% of employees in the same research group are engaged. The workshop educated participants on the importance of creating an Employee Value Proposition, which functions as the core of an employer brand, helping to define the image and value of an employer - both within the organisation and to external stakeholders – while motivating employees to work harder and be more engaged. This concept has gained immense popularity around the world and the Colombo Leadership Academy Human Resources workshop shed light on the implications of it in the Sri Lankan context.”

During the inaugural forum, Hassen highlighted that HR should play a more compelling, strategic and independent role in the organisation in leading change and transformation, creating value propositions in driving high performance cultures and also making the organisation a great place to work in the minds of existing and prospective employees. Hassen also said that HR practitioners should never drop their professionalism and become personal loyalists of owners and board directors of organisations.

CLA’s event partners were the Kingsbury, the Leadership Circle, Q&E Advertising, Limelight PR, Metropolitan and MEC. Information on future programs can be obtained by contacting 0720865000 or 0720865001, or by visiting