Commitment to excellence in Human Resource Management has won the Brandix Group a Gold award at the 2012 HRM Awards presented by the Association of Human Resource Professionals in partnership with Aon Hewitt, the largest human resource consulting group in the world.
The annual HRM Awards recognise the passion and commitment of organisations whose innovative thinking and strategies have broken new ground in human resource management.
Ishan Dantanarayana, Chief People Officer of the Brandix Group who accepted the award disclosed that this was the first occasion that the Group had competed for an award at this prestigious event.
“We were especially delighted to win Gold as a Group because Brandix comprises of a large number of companies and a team of over 42,000 associates in 38 factory operations in three countries,” he said. “In such a scenario, demonstrating to the judges and audit teams that our exemplary employee practices are adopted across all these entities throughout the Group was a challenging task.”
He said the people-related areas assessed for the award encompass all aspects of HR across the entire employee life cycle. “Therefore, winning Gold as one Group makes our HR team very proud of this achievement and this was only possible due to the vast support and collaboration we received from the CEOs and Leaders in our operations across the Group,” Dantanarayana said.
The criteria for selecting winners included HR and business engagement, HR interaction with the leadership and across, manpower planning, hiring, employee relations, performance and talent management, career and leadership development, training and capability enhancement, access to resources, compensation, rewards & recognition, people administration, communication, working environment, health and wellbeing, retention practices, exit management and employer branding.
This was the second accolade won by Brandix in July 2012 for HR practices. The first was the award for ‘Best Talent Management Practices in Asia’ at the 2012 CMO Asia Awards for Excellence in Branding and Marketing in Singapore.
Brandix was ranked among the Top 5 Employer Brands in Sri Lanka in a recent national survey covering top companies in the country.