The Certified HR Auditor course conducted by IPM, Sri Lanka’s leader in human resources management, in conjunction with TV Rao Learning System of India concluded successfully with 28 participants representing mostly blue-chip local and multinational companies. The programme was held from September 1–5, at Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo.
The Certified HR Auditor programme was conducted by globally acknowledged Prof. T.V. Rao of TV Rao Learning Systems, India together with experienced IPM HR Consultant and Past President Jayanta Jayaratna, who ‘localized’ the study material to suit the Sri Lankan context.
“We are pleased that the very first Certified HR Auditor programme conducted in Sri Lanka was able to attract high-profile senior HR practitioners. Going by the feedback that we have received from the participants, the programme was an absolute success,” said IPM Sri Lanka President Rohitha Amarapala.
John Filler from the Ceylon Electricity Board commenting on the programme said that it was the best programme organised so far regarding HR audit. “This provides knowledge to develop an audit with relevant methodologies to audit our firms and against other firms. And in fact, lucky to be part of the first batch and this will indeed set an example for future HR auditors,” he added.
Maliyadewa Ranasinghe of Holcim Lanka said, “Appreciate the effort of IPM for having organised such an innovative programme for the first time in Sri Lanka. Having had an operational background throughout my corporate life, I consider this as an en route which provides quick access to the HR field, its procedures, practices, etc., within five days. This programme also helps gain global exposure having been conducted in collaboration with TVRLS India.”
M.S.D. Cooray from Aitken Spence Corporate Finance (Pvt.) Ltd - another enthusiastic participant – stated, “A well delivered programme. I will certainly recommend it to others in the field as I consider this as a novel programme to Sri Lanka introduced by IPM which makes us very proud of the institute as fraternity members. This certainly helps uplift HR standards and measures and areas that require development in important areas of HR operations.
Additionally the facilitators were kind enough to answer queries that were not part of the agenda but related to the HR field and operations which is something which we do not come across regularly in other workshops. We never had a dull moment and I believe all the participants gained a wealth of knowledge and enjoyed the programme whilst sharing ideas among fraternity members.”
W.G.N. Fernando of the Sri Lanka Suitable Energy Authority said, “Being a member of IPM and an HR practitioner although we are familiar with HR operations, we lack professional methods to audit ourselves to properly assess where we stand and where we should be. So I believe this programme was certainly helpful for all of us to gain professional and global insights in these practices in uplifting the standards of HR practices in our organisations. I will certainly recommend the programme to my colleagues in the field.”