Open Minds

Human resource (HR) personnel need to come out of the box and integrate more to improve corporate performance, says three of Sri Lankas leading businessmen.
The CEOs were addressing HR personnel at the National HR Conference organised by the Institute of Personnel Management (IPM).rn

rnThe CEO Forum comprising Hill, Omar and Amarasuriya agrees that HR is needed to improve corporate performance.rn

rnldblquote Only people competencies will derive success not fixed assets,
dblquote points out Omar.rn

rnBut the problem, say the three CEOs, is the lack of integration of the HR function with other aspects of corporate activity and low participation by HR personnel.rn

rnldblquote HR personnel need to understand other sections of an organisation as well. This is weak now and you need to come out of the box,
dblquote said Amarasuriya.rn

rnThe HR function in the private sector and Sri Lankas highly labour intensive public sector is less well defined than other professional areas.rn

rnHowever, the