Top CEOs discuss unique challenges women face while navigating their careers
Anyone will tell you that the workplace is tough. For women, there's so many more complications. You only need to read and re-read the headlines - whether it's about sexual harassment in the newsroom or discrimination at Silicon Valley companies or the gender pay gap throughout corporate America.
The recruitment process in Sri Lanka has not advanced much in the past 10 years. Companies take out advertisements in newspapers or on websites and candidates send in their CVs that are processed by the human resource staff. Short-listed candidates are called in for interviews and those who get through the first round are often called in for further interviews before a candidate is finally selected for the job.
The whole process, according to Sixer Video CEO Imthiyaaz Hassim can take months using the traditional recruitment process. And for interns the process is even more complex.
Humane Results: From the view of Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri
It was a rigorous yet rewarding process that we went through in competitive bidding towards hosting the most prestigious global event in the field of human resource management (HRM) in 2020. Today’s column conveys thoughts on the relevance of it to Sri Lanka with multiple implications to diverse spheres such as tourism, education, management and leadership.
What skills do new leaders need to have to be successful, and how can they learn them?
The world changes quickly, and as we’ve seen countless times, any company unable (or unwilling) to go with the flow, can often end up left behind. This is why new leaders are poised to take on the waves of technology, and to do so successfully requires specific skills that need cultivation. Skills that, in the past, may have been considered “nice-to-have,” but are now regarded as crucial. So what are these new emerging trends for leadership in this modern age?
Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day. What gives?
According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day, and 18 percent of them are busy acting out their unhappiness.
The Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Bryce Hutchesson today announced that 11 Sri Lankan students will be offered the Australian Government’s prestigious Australia Awards-Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships for 2018.
One Australian will also undertake learning opportunities in Sri Lanka as part of the awards.
“I congratulate the successful applicants, who have been identified for their potential to provide ongoing educational, research and professional links between Sri Lanka and Australia. These are individuals who will over time build a new generation of leaders,” said the High Commissioner.
Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam has handed over the Commission of Appointment to David Bruce Sherman as Sri Lanka’s Honorary Consul in the state of Pennsylvania. He is the first Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in that state.
The Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) chaired by former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has conducted an extensive survey with the District Secretaries of eight districts in Northern and Eastern provinces resulting in the design of an Enterprise Based Village Development Project (EBVDP).