Singer Sri Lanka was recently recognized as one of Sri Lanka’s top 20 workplaces for the second consecutive year at an exclusive ceremony by the Great Place to Work Institute. Singer also won the Gold award in the Large Enterprises category, for over 750 employees.
“We’re especially proud to be ranked once again on Sri Lanka’s best workplaces,” said Group Chief Executive Officer, Singer Sri Lanka Asoka Peiris.
“We strive to do our best for every staff member. We also expect all staff members to do their best. We have created an environment that is conducive for work. And our pay levels and benefits are above average – we engage staff and their families, and train and provide career opportunities” noted Pieris.
According to the 2015 survey highlights conducted by Great Places to Work Institute, Singer received above average industry ratings in credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie when compared to 2014 results. Noteworthy among the key highlights was employees trust in management.
Ranked among the best employers in the country, Singer continuously strives to create a great work ambience where employees enjoy their workplace. An integral part of Singer’s work culture is creating positive engagement through a range of activities involving team work and building camaraderie among departments.
Amongst these activities are staff training and development programs, opportunities in career development and the engagement of families of staff. In addition throughout the year recreational and cultural activities including sports, corporate social responsibility programs and religious activities are conducted. “Our employees trust the people they work for, bringing together diverse ideas and inputs to accomplish the goals they have set taking pride in what they do and most importantly enjoying their workplace,” said Director – Human Resources, Singer Sri Lanka Chitral Perera.
“Since winning last year, we have not rested on our laurels, but continued to make significant investments in our people – the most valuable asset. Winning this award consecutively is another endorsement that Singer is among the best great places to work for,” added Perera.
Pioneering activities such as the first ever Corporate Rotaract Club in the world, an active Corporate Toastmasters Club, inter-departmental competitions including a novel talent competition titled ‘Singer Got Talent’ contributes in creating a vibrant team of happy and committed people driving the best customer experiences.
Singer also accords a key place for sports within its organization and encourages employees’ participation in a range of sporting activities including cricket, badminton, volleyball and netball in the mercantile sector and also conducts inter-departmental competitions.
With greater emphasis on optimizing work-life balance Singer has also introduced flexi hours in some of its locations, extending caring for families of employees through annual events like the Christmas parties and Children’s art competition which are hugely popular events in the calendar.
Retaining its best talents through developing and retaining top performers and dynamic management team has made the Company the employer of choice. Among its Directors today, are three members who joined the organization as junior clerks and have risen up the ranks.
“Singer is well-equipped to stay ahead of the competition by creating a workplace that boasts a culture of trust, boosts productivity and ultimately increases business performance,” concluded Pieris.