Hirdaramani Group creates winning presence at inaugural EDEX Job Fair

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The Hirdaramani Group’s notable presence at the inaugural EDEX job fair added credence to the Group’s commitment to empower the country’s youth. With a team of experienced HR andindustry experts on hand, the Hirdaramani team conducted one on one discussions with over 2,000 individuals who visited their stall at EDEX EXPO 2014.  The team provided immediate career guidance and information on opportunities. EDEX, is the largest and most comprehensive National Higher Education and Careers Expo in Sri Lanka and isheld annually in Colombo and Kandy. The launch of the Job Fair is aimed at providing an opportunity for youth ready for the ‘world of work’ to interact directly with employers, understand the expectations of the job market and seek employment. “The ethos behind the EDEX fair, to empower Sri Lankan youth to be globally competitive, meshes perfectly with the Hirdaramani Group’s commitment to empowering education and creating opportunity. The event offered us a unique occasion to meet a wide variety of potential employees. Both corporations and young people looking for the next step in their careers truly benefitted from this event,” said Chamindra Dassanayake, Group Head of Human Resources, Hirdaramani Group. “The event was extremely well organised and we commend the EDEX committee for their hard work and commitment to the youth of Sri Lanka,” she added. A diversified conglomerate with a 120-year heritage and a footprint that spans six industry sectors acrossthree countries, Hirdaramani is a leader in the Sri Lankan corporate landscape, renowned for its innovative and open culture. ‘Your Company, Your Future’ is the slogan that drives the Group’s HR approach. It embodies the management’s recognition that employees are and always have been the force of innovation and success at Hirdaramani and reflects the sense of ownership its 40,000 plus employees have and their constant commitment to excellence in their particular job roles, making success a common goal. The uniquely designed Hirdaramani stall embodied the essence of the company, taking the award for Best Stall Design. Hirdaramani’s IT company H One was on-hand to provide mini theatre sessions on the latest Cloud Technologies, a favourite amongst the many IT graduates at the fair. The wide range of opportunities on offer from the apparel to IT, finance, retail, leisure and power sectors made a visit to the Hirdaramani stall a must for most of the attendees.