IPM to attend APFHRM meeting in Hong Kong

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By 2017-11-15

The Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) Sri Lanka, the nation's leader in human resource management, will be represented by a delegation at the forthcoming Board Meeting of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) to be held in Hong Kong from 21–22 November 2017, stated a press release.
The delegation will also participate in the 40th Annual HR Conference & Exhibition of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM).

The delegation will comprise IPM Sri Lanka President and APFHRM Vice President, Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri; IPM Sri Lanka External Affairs Committee Immediate Past President/Co-Chairman and APFHRM Board Member Rohitha Amarapala; and IPM Sri Lanka External Affairs Committee Council Member/Co-Chairman and APFHRM Board Member Dhammika Fernando, added the release.
"IPM Sri Lanka maintains close links with APFHRM and other regional and international professional HR entities to strengthen our capacity to develop globally-competitive HR professionals. Our participation at the APFHRM Board Meeting will be an opportunity for Sri Lanka to showcase our HR infrastructure and expertise to the global HR community," said Prof. Dharmasiri.

"Being a Board Member of APFHRM, while sharing our expertise and experience in addressing challenges at the workplace brought about by new technology, changes in the social fabric, the millennial factor, etc., we are able to obtain insights from our regional and global counterparts which will make significant impact towards promoting best practices in HRM in the Sri Lankan HR landscape," he added.

IPM's flagship professional qualification in human resource management, PQHRM (Professional Qualification in Human Resource Management), has been accredited by APFHRM, giving it recognition as a regionally-acceptable HR qualification. Furthermore, the IPM HR Quiz, the only quiz in Sri Lanka dedicated to HR, has been endorsed by APFHRM as a platform for sharing HR knowledge and best practices amongst the HR fraternity. Consequent to this endorsement, the national HR bodies of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have also decided to stage their own HR Great HR Quizzes in their respective countries.

The Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) is a network of human resources and people management associations' representative countries in the Asia Pacific region. As a collective, the Federation's purpose is to advance the standing of the HR management profession within the region.

It does this through its member representatives regularly meeting to exchange knowledge, research and best practice in HR. The countries that form the federation are Australia, Bangladesh, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. APFHRM is also an active regional member of the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA), concluded the release.

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