IPM 3rd Certified HR Auditor Programme to commence

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By 2017-01-11

IPM Sri Lanka – the Nation's leader in human resources management – will commence its third Certified HR Auditor Programme on 14 February 2017 at the Head Office 'HR House', No. 43, Vijaya Kumaranatunga Mawatha, Colombo 5.

The five-day programme consisting of six modules including an examination, will be conducted in collaboration with T. V. Rao Learning Systems (TVRLS) of India, and will be conducted by the Co-founders of TVRLS Prof. T. V. Rao-Expert Lead Facilitator and Ms. Nandini Chawla – Chief Executive Officer. The course contents have been specially formulated to cater to requirements of senior HR personnel such as HR Directors, Heads of HR, HR Managers, HR Consultants, HR Trainers and senior HR staff in the private sector and government and statutory bodies, and have also been customized to the Sri Lankan HR environment.

"We decided to conduct the third IPM Certified HR Auditor Programme as there was an overwhelming demand from the HR fraternity, which was a result from the first two Certified HR Auditor programmes and the realization and appreciation for the relevance of a Certified HR Auditor in an organizational context, as well as the expertise and knowledge that was gained by the students" said Prof. IPM Sri Lanka President, Ajantha Dharmasiri.

"As the leading professional body for HR in Sri Lanka, IPM will upgrade local HR talent by introducing and conducting cutting-edge professional development programmes such as the IPM Certified HR Auditor Programme to help achieve our objective of creating globally competitive HR professionals", he added.

HR Audit is an extremely useful tool to assess the effectiveness of HR functions to ensure success in achieving organizational goals. Some of the benefits that can accrue to an organization from Certified HR Auditors are; obtaining feedback on the contribution of the HR function towards achieving the organization's strategic business objectives, assessing the current quality of HR practices, policies, delivery and preparedness for the future, developing audit competencies for future utilization, knowledge and understanding to align the HR function with business goals, developing the organization's HR score card, setting guidelines for re-establishing HR performance standards and identifying areas for change and improvement with specific recommendations.

Some of the benefits of following the IPM Certified HR Auditor Programme for an individual are; gaining knowledge and a thorough understanding of HR audit and HRD Score Card 2500TM scoring skills, gaining know-how on the scientific and methodology assessment of HR practices, systems, strategy and management, leaderships styles, exposure to and gaining an understanding of different HR practices, and skills and knowledge to develop a systematic framework for need analysis and profiling of HR function in the organization. The third IPM Certified HR Auditor programme will be conducted with a mix of classroom lectures, analysis of relevant case studies, a mock HR audit and desktop cases exercises. Entry qualifications for the programme, are stringent and requires the applicants to be a member of IPM or possess the IPM PQHRM/Diploma in HRM or Bachelors Degree or MBA in HRM from a recognized university, with a minimum of five years' managerial experience in the field of HRM in a recognized public or private sector organization. All applicants should possess a good command of English, as the language of instruction is English.

IPM Sri Lanka keeps pace with the new trends and concepts in HR by engaging continuously with the business community to share experiences, thoughts and insights in order to enrich and enhance the HR profession. It actively encourages and promotes members' participation at international conferences and forums to provide exposure, build networks and conduct research into areas of interest to the HR profession in Sri Lanka.

IPM was founded in 1959 and was subsequently incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1976. IPM is affiliated to the Asia Pacific Foundation of Human Resources Management and also to the World Federation of People Management Association. IPM, being a professional institute is also a constituent member of the Organization of Professional Associations [OPA] Sri Lanka. Currently IPM comprises over 900 Professional Members who serve in both public and private organizations.

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