Last week, we learned that we’d been recognised as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work® in Sri Lanka. This new development delights us no end, for it validates our philosophy of building a workplace where talent can thrive.
In Gehan Dias, our General Manager’s words, “We are extremely happy and humbled by our employees rating us as a Great Place to Work. It confirms that our values, culture, and processes are all aligned with each other and are working in tandem to foster an exemplary work environment”.
Our certification as a great workplace comes on the back of a series of in-depth and completely anonymized surveys conducted among all our employees. The surveys are designed to evaluate us as a company on a wide range of attributes including credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie—all of which are extremely important for a happy, high-performing workplace.
According to the surveys, 92 percent of employees said that they are proud to work for Calcey, and 94 percent affirmed that Calcey is a great place to work. We also found that we ranked much higher on most metrics compared to last year’s top 40 participating workplaces, who themselves had done a very good job at setting the bar for what a great workplace should be.
We see this accolade as yet another feather in our cap and it rounds out a phenomenal twelve months for us during which we posted our best performance ever. As a knowledge and people-driven company, our employees and customers are the two most important stakeholders with the power to drive our success and we are proud of being able to delight them both during the 2020/21 financial year. Our customer satisfaction scores (as measured by our Net Promoter Score) reached world-class levels in 2020, the pandemic notwithstanding, and a whopping 96% of employees told us through an internal survey that they would recommend us as a potential employer to their close friends! Upon hearing this, our CEO Mangala Karunaratne and our HR Manager Ishara Walpola felt like doing a few cartwheels around their home offices but quickly realized they lacked the athletic ability to do so. But it’s the thought that counts, right?
Of course, this doesn’t mean that we are going to rest on our laurels. In keeping with our indomitable Calcey spirit, we will continue to strive to be better. Not because it’s fashionable to say so, but simply because it is a duty we owe our customers, employees, and the next generation of IT professionals in Sri Lanka.