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Finlays Tea Estates signs MOU with IIHRM

20 January 2010

Finlays Tea Estate Sri Lanka has entrusted the task of developing the competencies of the Company's senior and middle management to intercontinental Institute of Human Resource Management (IIHRM), a Sri Lankan company with global experience in enhancing performance across all categories of employees.

IIHRM was headhunted for the assignment and was selected by the leadership of Finlays Tea Estate Company in Sri Lanka and Finlays Headquarters in the UK.

IIHRM's task includes diagnostics tools, employing human test batteries integrated into a development centre using SHL tools, to identify the gaps in skills of the business leaders and developing customized solutions to meet the needs of individual managers.

The 24-month project includes customized training to bring the competencies of all senior managers to the desired benchmark level, determined by Finlays Headquarters in the UK enabling them to perform better.

"IIHRM will employee the state-of-the -art simulation tools, with activity based experiential learning using real life challengers when imparting knowledge to boost the levels of the Finlays top team", said IIHRM Managing Director Ranjeewa Kulatunga. Chairman Naresh Ratwatte said, "We have a business, which will be resilient to many challenges.

It is sustainable due to its diversity and we have a young team of very enthusiastic senior and junior managers who embrace constructive change seeking new paths of success.

This has reaped positive results with the strong leadership qualities that all our Managers have exhibited, especially during the difficult times we experienced in the recent past.

With this new initiative, we are confident that all our managers will achieve world-class competencies."