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Kelani Cables receives Asia’s Best Employer Brand Award 2015

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Kelani Cables PLC, the corporate giant in Sri Lanka, became the first-ever Sri Lankan manufacturing company to win ‘Asia’s Best Employer Brand Award’. The award ceremony was held at Pan Pacific Hotel in Singapore recently.

Kelani Cables PLC, which is the number one brand in secure electrical and communication cables in Sri Lanka, competed with 33 countries to clinch this prestigious award. 

The annual award ceremony is hosted by Employer Brands Institute and World HRD Congress with CHRO Asia as a strategic partner. Asia’s Best Employer Brand award is endorsed by the Asian Federation of Business. The award is considered the most recognized one amongst awards conferred to organisations that contribute towards strengthening Asia’s economy. 

An internationally recognized panel of judges constitutes professionals from different parts in Asia scrutinize applicants with strict discipline to select a winner each year.

The eligibility criteria for the award are twofold. Either an Asian company can apply for the award individually or an independent panel of judges can evaluate a particular company’s credentials to grant the award. The significance of Kelani Cables being selected as the winner for this year’s award is the award being conferred on a recommendation made by the independent panel of judges. They have carried out a non-biased research on Kelani Cables PLC to select it as the winner for 2015.

The nine-member jury has chosen organisation award winners based on the following criteria.
  •     Been exemplary in learning and development
  •     Communicating distinctiveness in employee hiring, training and retention practices
  •     Continuous innovation
Kelani Cables PLC CEO Mahinda Saranapala received Asia’s Best Employer Brand Award 2015 amidst a gathering of over 200 most senior personnel from Asian companies. The award was presented by Chief Juror Dr. Saugata Mitka and Juror Dr. Sanjay Muthal. The occasion was also graced by Kelani Cables PLC Manager HR Gihan Vidanagam. Saranapala was privileged to address the prestigious gathering. He delivered a profound speech on the theme – ‘480 employees, 480 hearts with one beat’, which focused on the HR policy of the company.

The CEO expressing his views told the award has endorsed the best HR policy practices maintained by his company. “Kelani Cables continues to be the number one brand in secure electrical and communication cables in Sri Lanka. That goes hand-in-hand with our HR policy and code of conduct. Thus, Asia’s Best Employer Brand Award 2015 will add immense credibility to our products as well as the HR policy of the company. This brings to fore the determination of our employees to offer superior products to our customers,” he said.

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