World leader in talent assessment SHL’s products launched in Sri Lanka with IIHRM

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Intercontinental Institute of Human Resource Management (IIHRM), styling itself as the most high-tech service provider in Human Resource tools and ‘Next Generation’ compatible learning products that achieve breakthrough bottom-line results now in Sri Lanka, has partnered with the world leader in objective assessment - SHL Group.

“SHL Group is the world’s leading consultancy firm specialising in products and services for talent assessment that help organisations in selection and development of people.

Established in 1977, SHL has extensive professional and technical expertise in the design of objective assessment products and systems and is widely acknowledged as a world leader in the implementation of competency based assessment solutions.

Through our partnership with IIHRM, our online Psychometric instruments are now available to organisations in Sri Lanka at very competitive rates, SHL South Asia Managing Director Y.V.L.Pandit said.

Through extensive research, combined with over 30 years’ of experience working with leading organisations around the world, SHL has pioneered development of assessment tools and assessment methodology that help organisation improve performance of their people, Pandit added.

“We are pleased to partner with IIHRM, Sri Lanka’s leading HR consulting firm. This is an ideal match and it brings to the organisations in Sri Lanka, the world’s leading assessment products to their doorstep,” Pandit said.

While, most organisations invest in technology for most front-line departments, rarely do they invest in HR technology that is valid and reliable.

The time is now ripe for Sri Lankan organisations to use the modern globally acclaimed HR technology now available at their door-step to determine that right people are on the bus, and the right people in the right seats. We are very confident that this Good

“News will be music in the ears of ‘every CEO and HHR in Sri Lanka just the way it did with those leading business leaders we’ve worked with in recent times in Sri Lanka,” said IIHRM Managing Director/CEO Ranjeewa Kulatunga who was instrumental in getting SHL tools to Sri Lanka over a decade ago.

He counts over 15 years of experience in administering SHL tools overseas for over 33 Nationalities at all levels.

Kulatunga counts 18 years in Human Resource Management and consulting services having served large conglomerates, MNCs both here and overseas, presently he also serves as Founder MD/CEO of the Educational Nucleus OLAK Group which IIHRM is a part of, and IIAT (institute of lnternational Air Transport) which was conferred as ‘Asia’s Best Airline Training School’ in July 2010 at the Sunteck in Singapore.

IIHRM made its mark and is known for its unique, efficient, cost effective and practical in-company HR and Training solutions amongst the large organisations in Sri Lanka and overseas.

A clear specification of individual knowledge, skill and attribute requirements can be designed and are available in most organisations - a linkage between the specific task requirements and organisational direction/context of a job is where we can come in to move the business from good to great.

It is self evident that in an effective development process, you will need a mechanism for describing the skills that you are seeking and comparing these to the skills currently demonstrated by the job holders-a link between people and business objectives and a common language for describing performance.

Competencies lie at the heart of integrated approaches to human resource management, and an increasing number of organisations are discovering the benefits of competency centered HR interventions.

“There are universal HR tools for competency development that must be used... gone are the days where HR departments gave a list of competencies to line managers to tick.

These must be customised by job and it is very important that orgainsations get this basic foundation perfectly right.  If not you are sure to have the wrong people on the bus and in the wrong seats.

Previously orgainsations in Sri Lanka did not have these tools to align the competencies ahead of time with changing priorities of the business unlike the Global businesses did in the developed world, which was the hallmark of their businesses success. a choice now available in Sri Lanka with the one-stop-shop for all HR technical solutions,” Kulatunga said.