Sri Lanka’s most innovative and integrated financial services institution, HNB FINANCE, was once again commended by the Great Place to Work Institute and certified as a great workplace for the fifth consecutive time.
Powering through the global pandemic that challenged individuals, businesses and communities in unprecedented ways, HNB FINANCE reiterated its efforts by introducing powerful initiatives to ensure the overall wellbeing of their dedicated team of employees who were central to delivering their high quality, personalised service portfolio.
“With the coronavirus disrupting everything around the world, achieving a recognition like this in pandemic-driven atmosphere really shows the progress we have made by committing to enabling and empowering our workforce. Since before the pandemic, we have always strived to foster a diverse, comfortable and all-inclusive workplace culture and it must be mentioned that our resilient team at HNB FINANCE are the backbone of our organisation, and the true achievers of all of our milestones,” commented HNB FINANCE Managing Director/CEO B.M.D.C. Prabhath.
With the island-wide curfews that came into effect early last year, the company rolled out strong and innovative work from home facilities, backed by flexible working hours to accommodate staff requirements. Only the most essential employees reported to official work settings, which were monitored and maintained under stringent health guidelines.
The company also activated digital initiatives to help maintain the mental wellbeing of all employees, while those who were directly impacted by the coronavirus were assisted throughout. Even though the industry’s performance was on a decline, HNB FINANCE made sure that none of the employees’ benefits were curtailed.
“We’ve expedited the re-engineering of our ongoing business practices as well as new product development efforts to enhance productivity and growth among our workforce, and we also provided additional financial and training and development support to encourage their personal growth during this difficult period,” he added.