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SHRM, Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest association devoted to Human Resource Management, along with Association of Human Resource Professionals (HRP), Sri Lanka today announced the launch of the SHRM Certification program. This HR certification program would be a first of its kind in Sri Lanka.

The launch was attended by CEO, SHRM India Ms. Achal Khanna, President, HRP Ms. L. Chiranthi Cooray and a host of other senior HR leaders. The two new certifications, SHRM – Certified Professional (SHRM – CP) and SHRM – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM – SCP), will set new standards for HR professionals, and help them grow in their careers.

In a rapidly changing environment, HR professionals are becoming more prone to varied challenges in their workplace than ever before. To deal with these challenges effectively, they need to be competent and well versed in the required skills and constantly upgrade their knowledge. Keeping the above in mind, SHRM has created a certification that is clearly focused on the competencies and knowledge, all HR professionals need to lead in today’s business community.

During the launch, CEO, SHRM India Ms. Achal Khanna said, “We are delighted to partner with HRP in launching this first of its kind certification program in Sri Lanka. Through this we aspire to provide working professionals, a comprehensive understanding of Human Resource Management. This flagship course would certainly help HR professionals in Sri Lanka to evolve in their respective domains and become a valuable asset to their organization. We are also optimistic about further strengthening our relationship with HRP as we work together to develop HR professionals across the country.”

President, Association of Human Resource Professionals Ms. L. Chiranthi Cooray said, “HRP is proud to launch a much respected International Human Resource qualification in Sri Lanka, the SHRM Global HR Certification. Having identified the much felt vacuum of an internationally accredited professional qualification in human resources, HRP leveraged the synergistic partnership with SHRM to bring in a global accreditation to further enhance the professional stature and international mobility of HR professionals in Sri Lanka. This launch will provide HR professionals in Sri Lanka a unique opportunity to avail this certification and set a new benchmark for excellence in HR.”

Group Chief People Officer, Brandix Ishan Dantanarayana said, “Delighted that SHRM certifications have been launched in Sri Lanka, since it espouses the HR fraternity to the latest and the most advanced HR Practices as well as helps HR practitioners gain a globally recognized qualification, thereby meeting an aspiration particularly amongst the Corporates where HR plays a pivotal role.”

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