Two teams representing the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) were placed as the winner and the runner-up under the ‘Special Category’ at the ‘Great HR Quiz’ organized by the Institute of Personnel Management (IPM). 2016 marks the second occasion a team representing the CSE has excelled in the competition following a win in the Special Category in 2015.
The ‘Great HR Quiz’ was organized for the third consecutive year and attracted the participation of 53 corporates from around the country and the South Asian region. The quiz offered a unique opportunity for private and public sector employees to showcase knowledge and an understanding on the field of human resource management and beyond.
Conducted as a team-based event, the quiz saw the participation of organizations categorized under Banking/Finance/Insurance, IT/Software/Telecom/BPO, Travel & Hospitality/Leisure, Apparel and Textile, Manufacturing/FMCG, Food and Beverage along with an additional Special category, through which the CSE was granted the opportunity to compete.
The two teams submitted by the CSE performed remarkably well to win the Special Category and were placed 5th and 8th in the overall competition. The competition format included two rounds on Human Resource Management followed by further rounds on Organizational Behavior, Current affairs, Sports and a final round on Contemporary Human Resources Management.
The CSE Teams were represented by Kusal Nissanka, Nishantha Hewavithana,Kaushal Siriwardena, Nadeera Athukorale, Ruchira Jayasinghe, Dulani Warnakulasooriya, Ashan Thareendra, Arfath Saleem, Nushara Fonseka and Maleesha De Silva.