CIPM Standing Committee on Applied Research and Knowledge Centre successfully conducted its annual research symposium on 25 & 26 May 2022 as an international event under the theme “Glocalization of HRM Practices for Business Resilience”. It has concluded as a greatest scholarly event under the guidance of Mr. Jayantha Amarasinghe – President CIPM Sri Lanka and Prof. Prasadini Gamage, Chairperson of the symposium.
Mr. Johnny C. Taylor, Jr – President and CEO, Society of Human Resource Management, Washington DC, USA, Prof. Fang Lee Cooke, Professor of HRM and Asia Studies, Monash Business School, Monash University, Australia, and Dr A K L Jayawardene, Senior Lecturer/Consultant, Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka were participated as Guest of Honor, Keynote Speaker, and Guest Speaker respectively. Prof. Prasadini Gamage – Professor in HRM, University of Kelaniya and Council Member of CIPM chaired the symposium while Ms. Dillanjani Weeratunge, Commercial Manager, E.B. Creasy & Co. PLC, Member of CIPM was the Secretary.
CIPM President Mr. Jayantha Amarasinghe, Mr. Ken Vijayakumar, Prof.(Dr.) Prasadhini Gamage, Mrs. Dillanjani Weeratunge and Mr. C. Obeyesekere were on the head table. Panel discussion was moderated by Mr. Ken Vijayakumar, Vice President of the CIPM and Panel Members were Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri, Professor in Management, Former Director and Chairman of the Board of Management, Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), Sri Lanka, Past President of CIPM, Mr. Mahendra Jayasekera, Managing Director, Lanka Wall Tiles, Sri Lanka, Mr. Rajitha Kariyawasan, Managing Director, Haycarb Plc., Sri Lanka and Mrs. Chandi H. Dharmaratne, Vice President Human Resources, Global Head of HR Automation, Virtusa,
The technical session tracks were comprising of HRM as a Strategic Partner, HRM in the New Digital Age and in IT industry, HRM Practices in Different Industries, HRM during New Normal, Talent Management, Leadership & Diversity Studies, Employee Health & Well-Being, and Business & Cross Functional Challenges. Furthermore, there was a presentation of National Research conducted by the Applied Research Centre of CIPM Sri Lanka on how to attract youth to technical and vocational education during the 2nd day of the symposium.
The case Study session was Chaired by Mr. Dammika Fernando, Immediate Past President, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka Inc., Sri Lanka; Mr. C. Hewapattini, Human Resource Consultant, Former Vice President, Human Resources, National Development Bank PLC (NDB), Sri Lanka; Fellow Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka Inc., Sri Lanka, Dr. Neil Bogahalande, Council Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka Inc., Sri Lanka
The symposium has published the proceedings with over 600 pages which included 60 out of more than 80 research papers, the Journal of HRM Perspectives and Case study book with success stories of 5 leading companies. All submissions have undergone double blind peer review with a review panel consisting of 45 members selected from national and international universities.
The CIPM International Research Symposium was sponsored by SLT-Mobitel, HayCarb Plc., Horizon Campus and Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) and co-partnered by leading local and international education institutes including Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Management Science University (MSU), Malaysia, University of Salford, Manchester, UK, Open University of Sri Lanka, University of Vavuniya, University of Ruhuna, and the CINEC Campus.