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.
HNB FINANCE as always continues to foster an open and inclusive working culture that embraces diverse opinions and change, cementing its reputation as a world class employer.
HNB FINANCE was initially recognized as a leading employer in 2017 when it clinched the Bronze Award for ‘A Great Workplace’ and went on to secure the Silver Award for ‘Extra Large Sized Enterprise’ in 2018. The Company also received the prestigious ‘Special Award for Pride and Advocacy’ among its workforce in 2017. In 2019, HNB FINANCE became the only Sri Lankan financial institution to be featured in the coveted top 25 great places to work in Asia in the large category.
Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviours proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation. Certification involves a process of gathering insights from individual employees done independently by the team at Great Place to Work, including a Trust Index® Employee Survey and Culture Audit®, among others. Companies receive awards based exclusively on unbiased employee feedback.
About HNB FINANCE
HNB FINANCE PLC was established in the year 2000 and is licensed as a registered Finance Company by the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. The company holds a National Long-term Rating at ‘A(lka)’; as affirmed by Fitch Ratings. Maintaining an extensive island-wide presence across 60 branches and 10 service Centers, HNB FINANCE offers a range of exceptional financial services which include Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Loans as well as leasing, gold loans, housing loans, personal loans, savings and fixed deposits facilities.