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HNB honored among best 100 employer brands in Asia

Andre Lobo - Executive Director - Personnel Search Services & Core Team Member of World HRD Congress handing over the award to Indrajith Senadhira Head of Human Capital Management, HNB

Setting a new standard in exemplary HR, leading private sector bank, HNB PLC emerged ahead of the island’s most respected corporates as one of the Best Employer Brands in Sri Lanka at the prestigious Asia’s Top 100 Employer Brands Awards 2019.

Taking place at a gala ceremony hosted at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Singapore, the awards are designed to showcase organizations that have leveraged strategic marketing communications to effectively attract, retain, and develop talent; and annually draws participation from some of the Asian region’s most vibrant corporates.

“For well over a 130 years HNB has served as a partner in progress to Sri Lankans from all walks of life. Throughout, our partnership with our employees have been central to our success, enabling HNB to continuously engage with and understand our customers and provide them with an unparalleled level of service. We are therefore honored by such a prestigious global award, which stands as further validation of our pioneering approach to identifying, nurturing and harnessing the talents of our employees, and we express our sincere gratitude to the Hatna family for their enthusiastic support for our ambitious vision to transform banking in Sri Lanka,” HNB Managing Director/CEO, Jonathan Alles said.

Chaired by former Dean of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Dr. Indira Parikh and features participation from some of the largest and most innovative corporates across the Asian region.

Nominees for the awards are stringently evaluated by a panel of expert judges with particular attention focused on organisational HR strategies, cultural diversity, employee benefits, engagement, opportunities for women leaders and the overall alignment of strategy with the wider vision of the organisation.

HNB has been a constant recipient of accolades at the annual event, especially when the Bank was crowned for Asia’s Training & Development Excellence Award for five consecutive years, from 2012- 2016.

The leading private sector bank also bagged the HR Leadership Award at the Asia’s Best Employer Brands Awards in 2015, the Award for the Best HR Strategy in line with Business and CEO with HR Orientation Award at the event held in 2016. 

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