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Airtel among Top 25 Best Workplaces

Illustrating the company’s inspiring and conducive working environment, Airtel Lanka has been recognised as a ‘Top 25 Best Workplace’ for the third time by the independent analysts, Great Place to Work Institute. Airtel Lanka has set in place a trust based, empowering relationship; a winning formula for both the company and its employees. Great Place to Work Sri Lanka conducts an anonymous employee survey, an evaluation of people practices and an in-depth culture audit prior to bestowing the credential of Great Place to Work on any company.

“Airtel’s promise is ‘an enabling work environment and an enriching work experience’ which are essential components of a great workplace. The workplace culture at Airtel Sri Lanka is a part of our legacy and is influenced by the notion that a company is only as good as its people,” said Head of Human Resources at Airtel Lanka, Kanishka Ranaweera.

The company’s business strategy is driven by 22 cross functional project teams. This helps to eliminate the fragmented department mentality enabling all employees to pursue a collective goal and be accountable.

“We strive to drive innovation and technology to make telecommunication services accessible and useful to everyone. We have recognised that to achieve that level of success, we have to consistently set the pace for a great work place and prepare for future needs,” said Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Lanka, Jinesh Hegde.

Airtel provides flexible working arrangements to employees which include flexible hours, a relaxed dress code and sabbatical leave. Women are entitled to 26 weeks of maternity leave, above the legal requirement and also provide paternity leave and adoption leave.