AIA Insurance last week announced that it had been recognized in the Best Workplaces™ in Asia list – Large Category, making it the first time AIA Sri Lanka is recognized in this prestigious international list.
Awarded by the Great Place to Work®, the internationally acclaimed list follows a strict criterion in acknowledging the best of the best in terms of workplaces in the Asia region.
The international recognition follows hot on the heels of AIA being recognized as a Best Workplace by Great Place to Work® in Sri Lanka for the ninth consecutive year. AIA was inducted into the Great Place to Work® Hall of Fame in 2017, in its fifth straight year of winning the award and has thereby been established as a leading employer in Sri Lanka, a company news release said.
Apart from the main recognition of being a Best Workplace, AIA Sri Lanka has received many category awards from Great Place to Work® institute over the years and has also been recognised as a Best Workplace for Women for 3 consecutive years, it added.
AIA’s CEO, Nikhil Advani said in this regard, “For us at AIA, employee’s trust and pride towards the workplace are of primary importance – to that end we focus on ensuring an equal opportunity, safe environment where people can enjoy a balance between personal wellbeing, career growth, sense of community and adding value to themselves and our shareholders. Being recognised a ‘Best Workplace’ for nine consecutive years is testament that we are doing this right!”
He added, “To be recognised for the first time in the Best Workplaces™ in Asia list is an immense honour for us, especially amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic. As we work hard towards enabling high levels of staff engagement during Work from Home and ensuring a safe working environment for staff at office, this award is a tribute to all our employees for making us what we are today”.
AIA’s Director HR Thushari Perera also commented, “We are delighted to add these world class accolades to our credentials as we continue to prioritize employee happiness, care, development and wellbeing. Winning these prestigious awards, both locally and internationally reaffirms AIA’s success in differentiating itself as a great workplace for our employees, having established ourselves as a superlative employer of choice”.
She added, “2020 was a challenging year due to the pandemic but yet, we were able to successfully carry out over 90 online employee engagement activities that served to keep staff excited and enthused, and connected as a community despite working from home. We completed 27 projects out of the planned 28 digital projects for the company and totaled 12,476 learning hours, including virtual and physical”.
“We continue to give employees freedom and empowerment for creativity and innovation with greater ownership to improve effectiveness and efficiency in all aspects of the workplace, resulting in better products and processes with high quality services to customers. All in all, despite the challenges, its safe to say that AIA continues to thrive with our employees at the very heart of our success,” she also noted.