Nira Rajaratnam (Human Resource Manager – KBSL) , Asela Seneviratne (Chief Delivery Officer – KBSL), Ruwan Fernando (Chief Operating Officer – KBSL), Kshanika Ratnayaka (Director/CEO – Great Place to Work (R) Sri Lanka), Ravi Sivasithamparam (Chief Sales Officer – KBSL), Kaneru Godagama (Senior Relationship Manager – Great Place to Work (R) Sri Lanka)

KBSL Information Technologies has been awarded the Great Place to Work® certification for the period of May 2021 to April 2022. The certification recognizes the company as being an empowering organisation that has created positive employee experiences, high-trust relationships, and a workplace that is fair and equal. While the company continues to excel in its efforts to deliver state-of-the-art solutions for major organisations across the island, they are also committed to transcending ordinary, uninspired workplace cultures by nurturing an environment that allows its employees to develop and succeed. This certification underscores KBSL’s journey thus far and the company is eager to build upon this foundation and take steps to excel in every aspect.

“We applaud KBSL Information Technologies for seeking employees’ feedback and the opportunity to certify itself,” said Kshanika Ratnayake, CEO of Great Place to Work® in Sri Lanka. “These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees’ trust and create a great workplace – critical metrics that anyone considering working for or doing business with KBSL Information Technologies should take into account as an indicator of high performance.”

The report concluded that KBSL’s Trust Index ® score had a significant 11-point jump as well as an increase in Culture Audit ® score since the last assessment. Participation in the audit also saw a substantial improvement from last year with 94% of employees partaking in the survey, exemplary of the employees’ confidence that their feedback will make a difference. Moreover, to achieve this certification while working through the challenges of a global pandemic distinguishes KBSL as an employer of choice and further motivates employees while boosting confidence in the organisation.

“Based on the survey conducted by Great Place to Work®, we were able to assess our workplace culture against other great places to work, and we are truly honoured to receive this certification. Every organization is striving for business excellence, which cannot be done without a collaborative and trustworthy work environment” said Ruwan Fernando, Chief Operating Officer of KBSL. “We as a company believe we can always strive to be better; we embarked on this journey of change and are now seeing the results and reaping the benefits”, he further added.

Enhancing workplace experience, developing employee trust and camaraderie are essential to any successful business and from the board level KBSL is committed to further progressing in this journey. With the pandemic, it was of utmost importance that the company supported their employees by providing them with all facilities required to work safely and efficiently from home and more importantly, ensured job security and held benefit reductions at bay. The survey results reaffirm that employees value the steps taken by the company in this regard. The leadership team of KBSL will strive to enter the list of Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka next year as well.

Great Place to Work is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps organizations produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture.

KBSL is one of the leading Information/Systems Integrators of ICT solutions for Enterprises in Sri Lanka and in the region. At the heart of its success is the company’s sustained culture of innovation and a highly committed team that nurtures technical competence, versatility, business acumen and a strong value system.