Prime Group was recently listed among the 100 Best Workplaces in Asia for 2022 by Great Place to Work in Small and Medium Enterprise Category.
The recognition came amidst a concerted effort by its management and staff to overcome the challenges posed by the economic crisis faced by the country.
Co-Chairperson of the Prime Group, Sandamini Perera said, “This is indeed a great achievement for us. Our staff is our backbone. They are the heavy-lifters. They take pride in their work. We have been participating in the GPTW survey since 2015, and we learned how to shape our HR practices to the new norm considering the framework of GPTW. The survey gave us input on all our internal practices, governance frameworks, policies and procedures from the employees’ perspectives. We used these insights and adapted ourselves to driving a people-oriented culture.”
Great Place to Work, headquartered in the USA, is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.
Great Place to Work identifies Best Workplaces in Asia by surveying over one million employees in Asia and the Middle East about the key factors that create great workplaces for all and analyzing company workplace programmes impacting over 4.7 million employees in the region.
Prime Group prides itself on its engagement with its staff, “During the pandemic, our aim was to ensure the safety of our staff and take care of them,” Perera said. “Therefore, we continuously checked on their well-being. Post-pandemic, we successfully achieved our sales targets that were unachievable during the lockdowns.”
“We also looked after them well where unwell employees were provided with essentials, and constant contact was maintained over the phone to ensure that they didn’t feel isolated mentally.”
Prime Group has also been recognized as one of the top workplaces for millennials in the country by Great Place to Work Sri Lanka. Prime Lands fulfils several factors that millennials care about in their jobs, Sandamini Perera said. “One of them is new-age technology. As the leading real estate developer in the country, we use the latest systems in almost all our processes to give employees the flexibility to perform their duties in a relaxed environment during this challenging period. They care about career opportunities, so we give them that and more.
Our open communication policy allows them to convey their ideas and views about their performance, day-to-day activities, job roles and growth prospects,” she added.