Unilever Sri Lanka demonstrated its commitment to its employees, emerging one of ten Gold Award winners at the recently concluded HRM Awards organized by the Association of Human Resource Professionals, in collaboration with AonHewitt. Unilever also received the category award for best practices in the Reward and Recognition category. The company was also a Gold Award winner at the last HRM Awards held in 2010.
“We are delighted to be recognized by the Association of HR Professionals as one of the best employers in Sri Lanka with world class HR practices. Unilever has long since known that having people with the right talent, skills and creativity is crucial for the sustained growth of the company. With a wealth of global knowledge on employee relations, training and development, Unilever is proud to be pioneers in the market in terms of people management and administration processes”, Udayan Dutt, Human Resources Director at Unilever Sri Lanka stated.
Unilever Sri Lanka believes that its employees are at the core of the company’s success and supports individuals to achieve both personal and professional goals. To attract and retain the best people, Unilever offers employees challenging and diverse careers that include international assignments with regional and global exposure. Unilever promotes gender diversity and offers flexi-working options in a safe and enterprising work environment to facilitate employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance.
Unilever Sri Lanka also reaches out to thousands of undergraduates island-wide, through its Future Leaders and Internship programmes, and continue to contribute towards improving the employability of the Sri Lankan undergraduates. The success of these efforts was visible as Unilever was ranked “The Most Preferred Employer in Sri Lanka” in a survey conducted by TNS.
“Our Corporate Purpose and Code of Business Principles commit to treating our employees with dignity and fairness, and in turn expect them to observe high standards of behaviour, reflecting the company’s values of integrity, respect, responsibility and pioneering. Winning the Gold award is testament to this philosophy and to the commitment and passion shown by our HR team to win with people,” said Amal Cabraal, Chairman of Unilever Sri Lanka.