Also receives Special Category Award for 'Leadership and Key Talent Management'
The Brandix Group has won two top awards for Human Resource Management at the National HRM Awards presented by the Association of Human Resource Professionals in conjunction with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) the world’s largest professional body in the sphere of HR.
Brandix won one of the ten Gold awards presented at this prestigious bi-annual gala event, and won the Category Award under best HR practices for ‘Leadership and Key Talent Management’ reaffirming its position as a corporate sector leader in Human Resource Management.
This was the second successive Gold Award presented to Brandix at the National HRM Awards, which were last presented in 2012.
The awards recognise the passion and commitment of organisations whose innovative thinking and strategies have broken new ground in human resource management. The 2014/2015 awards event was conducted in partnership with AON Hewitt India, the largest human resource consulting group in the world.
Commenting on the accolades won by Brandix, the Group's Chief People Officer Ishan Dantanarayana said: "These awards are prestigious because they are based on extremely stringent audits and judging by SHRM. Brandix chose to be evaluated as a Group, requiring the HR practices of all the companies in the Group to be audited for the award, making it more challenging than having just the holding company's HR practices assessed. Thus, we had to cover the HR practices as applicable for a team of over 48,000 employees across a large number of companies in the Group."
The criteria for selecting winners included HR and business engagement, HR interaction with the leadership and across HR planning, hiring, employee relations, performance and talent management, career and leadership development, training and capability development; access to resources, compensation, rewards & recognition, people administration, communication, working environment, health and wellbeing, retention practices, branding and exit management.
In July last year, Brandix became the first company in Asia to be featured on the cover of 'HR Magazine' the global publication of the Society for Human Resource Management. The magazine reaches more than 247,000 professionals in 170 countries. The feature was produced after a visit to Sri Lanka by two representative of SHRM from the USA.
One of the largest suppliers of apparel to top retail brands in the US and Europe, Brandix is Sri Lanka's single largest apparel exporter. The Group employs more than 48,000 associates across several integrated manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka, a 1,000 acre Industrial Park in India and a large operation in Bangladesh.