HRM Awards 2010:
Accolading the nation’s best HR practices
The Association of Human Resource Professionals (HRP) with Hewitt
Associates India announced the fourth “HRM Awards 2010 - Super 10” at a
media conference held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel yesterday. The event
marked the occasion of signing the memorandum of understanding between
the HRP and Hewitt Association of India, a leading human, resource
consulting firm of global presence.
Hewitt Associates India Consultant
Akshaya Singh Shekhawat, HRP President Isuru Tillakawardana
and HRM Awards Committee Chairman Rohan Pandithakorralage at
the briefing. Picture by Saliya Rupasinghe
Registrations are now open for Sri Lankan Public and Private Sector
business organizations to enrol in the competition leading to the
adjudication of “Super 10” Gold winners who demonstrate the highest
professionalism in HR activities. The awards ceremony will take place in
May 2010 with an international learning conference which aims to enrich
the Sri Lankan corporate community on current and innovative human
The HRP in keeping with its vision “To bring HR to the forefront”,
pioneered the National HRM Awards in 2002 and has organized the event
twice since then. The HRM Awards, which benchmarks human resources
management in Sri Lanka, is expected to draw over 100 companies for the
registering and evaluation processes of the awards this year.
The “HRM Awards 2010 - Super 10”, aims to identify and recognize
“Best HRM practices” in companies that develop employees, improve
business operations and help gain and sustain a competitive advantage.
HRP has entered into strategic alliances with Hewitt Associates India, a
global HR consulting firm as technical partners to this year’s event to
bring quality and transparency to the awards and strengthen the
professionalism of the local HR practitioners.
The evaluation process will place a special emphasis on the efforts
and strategies adopted during the last two years to improve HR processes
within the organization. The prospective outlook in the local economy
and increased awareness about HRM awards among the business sector will
inspire companies that have undergone several HR challenges and emerged
successful during the past two years to showcase their best practices in
Among the considerations for the proposed awards is for Hewitt
Associates India to create benchmarks and criteria for evaluating HRM
quality and effectiveness. Questionnaires will be prepared and sent to
all companies that wish to participate, from which companies will be
short-listed for competing in the next stages.
Consultants will then prepare a detailed analysis by visiting the
selected entities to validate the information provided in the
questionnaire, after which the data will be passed on to an independent
judging panel consisting of esteemed academics and industry leaders and
global HR and business leaders for evaluation.
Neither Hewitt nor HRP will get involved in the final selection. The
judges will consider a wealth of data that will be given to them and an
overview of the organization’s HR practices, which will be documented
through the HR process inventory, executive questionnaire and based on
Ultimately, the judges will look for those organizations whose HR
processes are the best and strongly aligned to business objectives to
select the winners. The winners will only be revealed at a celebratory
evening to be held in May, 2010.
HRM Awards Chairman Rohan Pandithakorralage said “The HRM Awards
2010” panel of judges will constitute of eminent Sri Lankan academics
and professionals together with leading International HR and Business