Challenges Women Face In The Workplace

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.

Startup brings fast and simple video recruitment to Sri Lanka

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.

World HR Congress in Sri Lanka: Opportunities galore

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.


The Latest Trends in Leadership Training And How To Take Advantage

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? 

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason

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.

11 Lankans to receive prestigious Australia Awards -Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

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.

Sri Lanka appoints first Honorary Consul in Pennsylvania

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.

Enterprise based project to boost entrepreneurship

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).

$ 170 m CCC premium mall to bring Christmas cheer

Food Studio Chairman Lim Tai Toon gestures at the proposed Colombo City Centre with Ceylon Entertainments Ltd. Managing Director Imithiaz J. Cader (left) and Abans Group Director Rusi Pestonjee at the food court signing ceremony - Pic by Shehan Gunasekara

  • Abans and Silver Needle Hospitality to open retail lifestyle store in December with top brands including Apple, Hugo Boss, Mac and The Face Shop 
  • Signs agreement with Food Studio for unique international food court concept 
  • 200-room Next Hotel and apartments to be opened in October 2018
Mixed 2017 forecast for private sector
  • CCC releases Economic Outlook 2017 
  • Predicts growth challenges from drought, external conditions and reforms 
  • Buoyant about some exports, advises stronger engagement of new opportunities from H’tota and Megapolis  
  • Advocates vigilance on oil prices, fiscal consolidation and regulatory changes  

By Uditha Jayasinghe 

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), releasing its economic outlook for 2017 yesterday, warned that the private sector could face growth challenges in a sluggish economic landscape peppered with drought, tricky external conditions and key internal structural reforms but was optimistic of an uptick in some exports.  

The Chamber in its new report titled ‘Economic Review and Outlook 2017: Triumph through Turbulence’, which contains information on trends, risks and prospects of both Sri Lankan and the global economy, noted that tighter fiscal and monetary conditions as well as the impact of drought would be a test for the business community.   

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