The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) held its staff award ceremony recently titled ‘CSE Star Performers’.
“We compete with ourselves to be better at what we do; therefore it’s of utmost importance for us to encourage our high performers and innovators this way,” said Chairman Vajira Kulathilaka, who was the chief guest at the event.
Speaking about the event, CEO Rajeeva Bandaranaike said, “Our aim is to recognize and reward staff for their commitment to uphold the values of the organisation and their effort to innovate. By championing the star performers, we will be able to build a world-class performance-driven environment.”
Long service awards were given to longstanding employees of 25 years and 10 years. Employees with exceptional performance in sports or any other activity outside of work were awarded. The CSE Young Achiever awards were received by the children of the staff who have performed exceptionally in their studies or extracurricular activities.
‘The Innovators Awards’ was to encourage innovation and teamwork within the organisation and awards were presented to the best innovative ideas that were suggested by the different departments within the organisation as a team effort that would either result in additional revenue generation, reduction of costs, improvements in processes or improvement in efficiency. The departments were segregated into core and support departments and winners were selected from among both categories.
‘The Value Champion’ awards, where five employees received awards for their excellence in upholding one of the five company values, namely: integrity, professionalism teamwork, care and passion.
The best branch and emerging branch of the year was also selected from among the branches. The unique feature was that the event was entirely choreographed and performed by the staff. The event featured entertainment items by the staff, displaying a wide range of singing, acting and dancing talent within the company. The superior quality of the performances surprised all those present as these items were highly entertaining and were well received by a thrilled audience.
The CSE Star Performers is one of the many initiatives taken by the organisation to recognize the contribution of its employees.