25 March 2011
SUBSIDIARY of BAT/British American Tobacco – popularly known as CTC/Ceylon Tobacco Company – picked Intercontinental Institute of Human Resource Management (IIHRM) – the one-stop HR consultancy and training nucleus incorporated in Sri Lanka with consulting/training operations and experience in four continents – to support and enhance self-awareness and teaming fitment of the top management using IIHRM diagnostic tools.
IIHRM is the business partner in Sri Lanka for SHL, the world’s largest human test battery and psychometric test provider that enables Sri Lankan organisations to measure corporate capability in an objective manner – the technology is just a call away.
“Taking subjective decisions and making subjective statements based on perceptions puts people off and organisational and motivational fit of the workforce suffer the most, resulting in the organisation bleeding from critical safe points – thus affecting the financial health of an company. These hidden costs can be colossal and the time is now for Sri Lankan companies to capitalise from our presence by employing these unique and objective global tools to assess and develop the competency gaps of the workforce for sustainable business results,” said Ranjeewa Kulatunga, the Managing Director/CEO of IIHRM
“MNCs such as CTC are a great example where lifelong learning is encouraged and supported through objective assessment for self awareness even in great times,” concluded Kulatunga – a veteran HRD specialist with two decades of experience turned HR consultant and corporate trainer.
“BAT has done very well in recent times and we consistently wanted to upgrade and update our individual human dashboards of the top team to move our people interaction and sensitivity levels we resonate at work swing from good to great,” said James Yamanaka, MD/CEO of BAT Sri Lanka at the MoU signing ceremony at the St. Lachland Boutique Hotel in Negombo.
IIHRM is part of OLAK Group and the duo was the joint sponsor of the SIAS Partnership Summit in December 2010, which attracted and decorated 100 global business leaders for outstanding achievements – the very first international business awards to be hosed in the emerald isle.
Olak Group also launched the International Management Festival for the local business community and school children last year, bringing the global film-based learning technology to the Sri Lankan community, said Abeypala Hettiarachchi, Manager – Group Administrations and Team Building Specialist.