HNB wins award for Excellence in Training and Development (Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka))

Hatton National Bank PLC was awarded the Excellence in Training and Development – Overall Award for Best Results Based Training at the Asia’s Training and Development Excellence Awards 2015 held on 12 August in Singapore.

The Asia’s Training and Development Awards is organized by the Human Resources Development Management Committee of the World HRD Congress and hosted by the Employer Branding Institute, the World HRD Congress and Stars of the Industry Group, and are endorsed by the Asian Confederation of Business.

Countries and regions represented include Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. The awards recognize successful employer brand-building initiatives and achievements in training and development.

L Chiranthi Cooray, Chief Human Resource Officer of HNB said the Bank’s HR function has transformed from an administrator to a synergistic business partner further augmenting the Bank as a learning organization. We take a long term view of our investment in people and commit resources to provide professional and quality programmes for our staff, designed to meet their growing aspirations as well as our business needs. These programmes extend beyond job training to capacity building for leadership, supporting career progression and personal development. Our’s is a predominantly grow talent model. Over 95 percent of our talent is developed internally. We build our own talent by recruiting school leavers at entry level positions who subsequently progress to senior management levels during their tenure of service.

HNB’s HR has been consistently recognized for its best practices. During the period 2014/15 the Bank was also awarded the prestigious Gold award at the HRM Awards 2014 organised by the Association of Human Resource Professionals; Award for Talent Management at the Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards 2014 organized by the World HRD Congress; Merit Awards for Talent Management and People Development at the National HR Excellence Awards organized by the Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) Sri Lanka.