Citizens Development Business Finance (CDB) was recognized as an Overall Silver award winner at the recent 2014 HRM Awards, held by the Association of Human Resource Professionals in conjunction with SHRM.
“We are exceptionally pleased to have won this award, as this award truly belongs to our people for practicing and facilitating best-in-class people standards,” said Roshan Abeygoonewardena, Director/Chief Operations Officer of CDB.
“At CDB, we pursue excellence with a passion, with a particular emphasis on upholding our values and promoting close engagement. We firmly believe in the core human values, which are identified internally as HRCAP (Humanity, Relationships, Competencies, Aspirations, and Performance) on which we have built a foundation on firm grounds. These strategic steering points have ensured that our employees are well-equipped with skills to support organizational direction, while further developing themselves professionally as well as personally.”
Even though it is a relatively young organization in the Financial Services Industry, CDB is a corporate that has stood firmly through trying times, reaffirming its prudent and dynamic qualities. It is this balance of prudence and dynamism that has defined CDB’s commercial success over the years.
Sourcing and retaining talent is the greatest challenge faced by the company. “We are always devising unique methods to drive the momentum, to attract and develop best talent to perform exceptionally, and to retain our staff by creating a workplace that is vibrant, challenging and yet enjoyable,” noted Abeygoonewardena.
“Winning the Silver award at the HRM Awards 2014 is the result of our strategy to bet on our people to succeed. The belief at CDB is that HR is an all-encompassing activity that is strategically aligned with our corporate strategy. Our policies truly epitomize the reality of the concept we believe in rigorous performance management as a means to challenge people and to expand their horizons. Of course, this win would not be possible, if not for the very dynamic HR team that understands the business needs and supports every business initiative of the organization,” concluded Abeygoonewardena.