Development News from Sri Lanka: The Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) recently received recognition at the Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo at the Sri Lankan Best Employer Brand Awards.
CHRO ASIA, a Global Platform for Heads of Human Resources, supports the awards organized by the Employer Branding Institute in collaboration with the World HRD Congress and the World Federation of HR Professionals. The Sri Lankan Best Employer Brand Awards feature leading organizations in the nation with an outstanding track record in their leadership of human resources combined with the effective use of marketing communications for the growth of human resources.
The award criteria are based on translating and combining vision and action with HR strategy; building lines for meshing HR strategy with business; fostering future skills to enable organization building to be ready for the future; diversified culture within the organization; employee benefits and engagement; and providing women leaders with equal opportunities.
“HIPG has been recognized in the best category of employers, which endorses the best practices we have put in place in terms of our current HR policies and overall HR strategy.
There was no economic duty to be part of these prizes as they are provided solely on merit and no sponsorship is expected by the organizers.
The fact that HIP won this prize despite its youth being in the sector for only two years, makes it all the more unique. I am also delighted that the Sri Lankan Best Employer Brand Awards are supported by a renowned organization such as CHRO Asia with accreditation from another august body such as the World Federation of HR Professionals, “said Jeevan Premasara, HIPG’s General Manager of Human Resources.
Best Employer Brand Awards are held as a build-up to the Global Employer Brands, which are part of the World HRD Congress, in several geographic areas.
The Sri Lankan Best Employer Brand Awards follows a rigorous research policy in selecting organizations and is headed by Dr. Indira Parikh, former dean of the prestigious Indian Management Institute, Ahmedabad.