Dialog Awards strengthens employee engagement – MTI commended

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Dialog Axiata PLC successfully concluded the “Dialog Awards 2015”, its annual employee recognition program, whilst retaining the international management consultancy, MTI Consulting, as an independent judging partner. The Dialog Awards, whilst aiming to recognize and reward the contributions and achievements of high performing individuals and teams, also drives excellent performance towards the reinforcement of Dialog’s dominance in the highly competitive industries it operates across.

Established in 1995, Dialog is Sri Lanka’s largest technology and telecom provider. In addition to constantly revamping its operations, coverage, products and services, Dialog continues to consistently introduce and improve technologies through its encouragement of top-tier innovation. Dialog, as the leading mobile operator faces a significant challenge in ensuring high levels of motivation, especially given the scale of their operations and large customer base. It is with this in mind that in 2011, Dialog along with MTI HRM Solutions conceptualized the Dialog Awards – a 2 month unique award program considered a breakthrough best practice in human resource management. In addition to providing an independent evaluation of nominated initiatives, MTI assists Dialog in the annual review of the award’s process by improving the assessment procedure to better recognize employees.

“The reason why the Dialog Awards is a world class initiative is because you have the entire senior management team, inclusive of those at the helm, taking part in a long and painstaking process to evaluate projects put forward by employees from almost every level of the organization,” stated MTI’s CEO, Hilmy Cader. “The judging involves presentations by employees who are then analyzed and challenged by the senior management on how and how much their initiatives influenced business performance for the previous year. Furthermore, the entire process is transparent so as to guarantee fairness in judgment.”

“For five consecutive years, MTI has remained a vital partner to the Dialog Awards, developing and continuously improving the awards process, and serving as a referral external evaluator.” Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya

Commenting on the Dialog Awards programme Dialog Group CEO, Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya says “The Dialog Awards epitomizes several of Dialog’s core values including but not limited to Exceptional Performance, Uncompromising Integrity, Team Work and Service from the Heart.  Dialog’s leadership in Sri Lanka’s Telecommunications industry is derived in no small measure from the excellence of our people. The Dialog Awards Celebrates the best of best with respect to individual as well as collective achievement ” Speaking of the partnership with MTI, Dr. Wijayasuriya remarked, “For five consecutive years, MTI has remained a vital partner to the Dialog Awards, developing and continuously improving the awards process, and serving as a referral external evaluator.”

The Dialog Awards 2015 was concluded with an awards ceremony held at the Nelum Pokuna theatre where the most exceptional achievements of the organization’s employees were highlighted under several categories including (but not limited to) cost minimization, revenue generation, service delivery, project execution, innovation, and sustainability/Corporate Accountability. Dialog Axiata’s international board of directors were present to handover the awards, deliver keynotes, and interact with the winners and those present.

MTI HRM Solutions is a subsidiary of MTI Consulting and their clients range from various industries and sectors as well as across the globe. They offer a full suite of HR consulting and advisory services which includes – integrated HR audit and strategy, organizational and job design, recruitment and selection, motivation and talent retention, HRD/training need identification, HR capacity/manpower planning, performance management, employee engagement/organizational climate surveys and executive search.

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