“Our discussions with the Hon Minister were fruitful, and we are confident that we will be in a position to implement the proposals that we have made to establish Sri Lanka along the lines of international best practices in human resource governance. This initiative aims to provide a systematic and accepted methodology for managing all people-related aspects of the economy, covering the entire cycle of identifying and training, hiring, promotion, rewarding, and retaining the workforce helping to lead Sri Lanka to join a handful of advanced economies who have succeeded in making a better tomorrow for their people,” said Ken Vijayakumar – President, CIPM Sri Lanka.
Amongst the tasks that CIPM Sri Lanka has already initiated in line with the above includes setting up national standards for human resource management together in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Standards Institute (SLSI) and setting up a Committee for Developing National Standards on Human Resource Management. The committee comprises nationally and internationally acclaimed HRM and business professionals, academics, and SLSI experts. Existing ISO, British, and American standards will be benchmarked as part of this exercise in formulating country-specific National HRM Standards.
Since its inception in 1959, CIPM Sri Lanka has regularly and continuously introduced international best practices in the HR sphere, thus enabling and empowering a paradigm shift for HR practitioners in Sri Lanka.
CIPM is affiliated with the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resources Management (APFHRM) and the World Federation of People Management Association (WFPMA). CIPM, a professional institute, is also a constituent member of the Organization of Professional Associations [OPA] Sri Lanka. Currently, CIPM comprises over 1200 professional members who serve in both public and private organizations and approximately 8000 students who follow diverse programs on human resource management that are delivered online and through its study centres in Colombo and regional study centres throughout the country. CIPM’s flagship HR qualification – Chartered Qualification in HRM, was recently accredited by CIPD UK.