Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Society for Human Resource Management Debuts in Sri Lanka


Launches first of its kind HR Certification Program in association with HRP, Sri Lanka

New Delhi, 2nd June 2015: SHRM, Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest association devoted to Human Resource Management, along with Association of Human Resource Professionals (HRP), Sri Lanka announced the launch of the SHRM Certification program. This HR certification program would be a first of its kind, in Sri Lanka. The launch was attended by Ms. Achal Khanna, CEO, SHRM India, Ms.L. Chiranthi Cooray, President, HRP and a host of other senior HR leaders. The two new certifications, SHRM – Certified Professional (SHRM – CP) & SHRM – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM – SCP), will set new standards for HR professionals, and help them grow in their careers.

In a rapidly changing environment, HR professionals are becoming more prone to varied challenges in their workplace, than ever before. To deal with these challenges effectively, they need to be competent and well versed in the required skills and constantly upgrade their knowledge. Keeping the above in mind, SHRM has created a certification that is clearly focused on the competencies and knowledge, all HR professionals need, to lead in today’s business community.

During the launch,Ms. Achal Khanna, CEO, SHRM India, said, “We are delighted to partner with HRP in launching this first of its kind certification program in Sri Lanka. Through this we aspire to provide working professionals, a comprehensive understanding of Human Resource Management. This flagship course would certainly help HR professionals in Sri Lanka to evolve in their respective domains and become a valuable asset to their organization. We are also optimistic about further strengthening our relationship with HRP as we work together to develop HR professionals across the country.”

Ms. L. Chiranthi Cooray, President, Association of Human Resource Professionalssaid, “HRP is proud to launch a much respected International Human Resource qualification in Sri Lanka, the SHRM Global HR Certification. Having identified the much felt vacuum of an internationally accredited professional qualification in human resources, HRP leveraged the synergistic partnership with SHRM to bring in a global accreditation to further enhance the professional stature and international mobility of HR professionals in Sri Lanka. This launch will provide HR professionals in Sri Lanka a unique opportunity to avail this certification and set a new benchmark for excellence in HR.”

Mr. Ishan Dantanarayana, Group Chief People Officer, Brandix, said, “Delighted that SHRM certifications have been launched in Sri Lanka, since it espouses the HR Fraternity to the latest and the most advanced HR Practices as well as helps HR practitioners gain a globally recognized qualification, thereby meeting an aspiration particularly amongst the Corporates where HR plays a pivotal role.”

About SHRM
SHRM, Society for Human Resource Management, is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 2,75,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. SHRM's mission is to support the HR professional and advance the HR profession through globally recognized certifications, collaborative communities, comprehensive resources, research, professional development opportunities, academic alliances and advisory services.

About HRP
The Association of HR Professionals (HRP) is a forum where Sri Lankan HRM professionals meet, fraternize and exchange contemporary HR concepts and best practices. HRP works towards the betterment of the profession, corporate businesses and the nation at large. HRP also did a certification with IPMA USA .The members of HRP are senior human resource professionals from the country’s largest and prestigious organizations. Providing professional development, an arena for networking, a focus for legislative intervention in national HRM issues and the sharing of experiences to establish HRM as a dominant force and discipline in the business and state sector; and thereby to establish HRM as the catalyst to achieve efficiency, productivity and sound management form HRP’s founding fundamentals.

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