Great Place to Work exists with the intention of making every company a great workplace. For the third consecutive year, Great Place to Work® Institute presents the Best Companies to Work for in Sri Lanka for 2015, in partnership with LMD and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. The study to identify the top 20 companies to work for in Sri Lanka encompasses a tried-and-tested model that has proven itself over a span of 36 years, in over 50 countries. It recognises that, in essence, high levels of trust create an engaged workforce. This year’s study to select the top 20 companies to work for was based on research on over 12,000 employeesin 60 companies representing over 14 business sectors.
A key highlight of this year’s awards was that six IT firms were among the 20 companies that were felicitated. Employees at 99x technology, IFS R&D international, Millenium IT, Virtusa, attune and E-W information systems shared that they trust their management, take pride in their job, and express feelings of community and teamwork with their colleagues- which establish the foundation of what a great place to work is, according to the organisers of the event.
Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organisations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. The institute serves businesses, non-profits and government agencies in more than 50 countries on all six continents.
Sri Lanka’s The IT industry has shown its prowess not only in terms of its contribution to the local economy but also in terms of the employee friendly workplace cultures it has created with pride, respect, camaraderie, credibility and fairness. These organisations have been recognised by local and global bodies for excellence in HR practices of fostering work ethics, values and effectiveness through employee engagement and innovation.
This is a significant achievement for the local IT industry which together with the BPM sector is aiming to reach $5billion in export revenue by 2022 and is currently at an estimated revenue of $850 million.Deploying best practices in human resource management to optimise productivity is essential in achieving the industry target and driving industry growth.