DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, has once again received recognition in five categories for providing an excellent workplace in Sri Lanka by the Great Place to Work® Institute. Among the awards include, Best Multinational Corporation in Sri Lanka, Gold Award for Best Medium Sized Enterprise Category, Top 40 Best Companies to work for in Sri Lanka in 2020 and the inaugural ‘10 Best Workplaces for Millennials in Sri Lanka 2020’. DHL Express also claimed the top spot for Best Workplace in Asia 2020 for two consecutive years.
Furthermore, DHL Express Sri Lanka has been inducted into the “Great Place to Work® Hall of Fame”, and was awarded the Legends status for achieving and sustaining the GPTW Certification status for six consecutive years. The awards are especially meaningful this year as they are an affirmation of the company’s efforts in maintaining workplace morale and employee engagement.
Globally, DHL Express rose to the second place on the list of World’s Best Workplaces 2020 by the Great Place to Work® Institute, as well as on FORTUNE’s list of 25 Best Workplaces in the world. Additionally, DHL Express was recognized on 42 best workplaces lists locally, with an additional 17 countries achieving certification status.
The methodology behind the Great Place to Work® ranking is highly rigorous that comprises both an employee survey and an audit into management and HR practices. The award recognizes high-trust leaders as well as innovative practices that help to foster a successful workplace culture fostered through Trust.
Commenting on winning the awards, Dimithri Perera, Country Manager, DHL Express Sri Lanka, said, “We are committed to fostering a workplace that encourages creative and innovative thinking as well as delivering world-class service to our customers. We have implemented several initiatives such as the DHL4Her, DHL’s Got Heart, Certified International Specialist (CIS) and Certified International Management (CIM) training programs, in addition to Employee of the Year and Sales Person of the Year awards to ensure our employees are empowered and engaged. Winning the Great Place to Work awards shows us that we have done something right, and that our employees are happy working here. It also gives us the motivation to do more and improve on the work environment, where employees feel valued.”
In previous years, DHL Express Sri Lanka received Gold Awards for the Best Multinational Corporation and Best Medium Sized Enterprise categories, as well as recognized as the Best Organization in Employee Collaboration.
Elaborating on the accolades, Tharaka De Silva, Head of Human Resources, DHL Express Sri Lanka stated, “Each year, we dedicate significant time and resources to enhance our work environment and the experience for our staff. While I am grateful, the credit goes to our people. We firmly believe that at the heart of our organization is the people, and never is this more significant than today, when businesses are facing unprecedented disruptions and challenges. I am extremely proud that we continue to deliver high service standards with employees who are motivated and passionate, as we continue to strive to be a great place to work.”
Great Place To Work® Institute is a pioneer in studying and recognizing great workplaces around the world. For three decades in over 58 countries, the institute has conducted studies to understand and recognize the best workplaces. The Sri Lankan study is based on the global model and a rigorous methodology, which has been researched, tested and conducted in similar studies around the world – including in the Americas, Europe and Asia.