June 24, 2020: Sri Lanka’s top integrated financial services institution HNB FINANCE, consolidated its position as a leading employer when it was certified for the fourth consecutive year through an independent study conducted by Great Place to Work Institute. The Certification Program assesses existing people practices and employee experience in workplaces based on the five principals of credibility, respect fairness, pride and camaraderie.
Having been certified successively for the past three years, HNB FINANCE has actively worked towards enforcing an inclusive and diverse work culture, covering a spectrum of areas such as recruitment, ensuring non-discrimination and solidifying a merit-based culture. Their employee engagement approach aims to create a motivated workforce in a safe and friendly environment, with opportunities for career development and skill building, while business operations are strengthened through continuous employee input.
“Securing the Great Place of Work Certification for the fourth successive year reflects HNB FINANCE’s deep commitment to foster an open, diverse and inclusive workplace culture. Such a culture is a pre-requisite to deliver the exceptional financial services that we are known to provide, backed by an incredibly talented team.” HNB FINANCE Managing Director/CEO Chaminda Prabhath stated.
HNB FINANCE was initially recognized as a leading employer in 2017 when it clinched the Bronze Award for ‘A Great Place to Work’ 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 behaviors 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.
The unified focus and vision of HNB FINANCE, throughout this journey of 19 years in the industry, has been to lead the nation as a stable and leading finance company pioneering in Microfinance, focused on uplifting the populous and developing the economy of Sri Lanka.
HNB FINANCE Limited 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. Maintaining an extensive island-wide presence across 48 branches and 21 service Centers with the power of Hatton National Bank’s 715 ATMs, HNB FINANCE has over the recent past expanded into new fields of business and now offers Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Loans in addition to savings, gold loans, housing loans, personal loans, fixed deposits facilities and leasing products.