Working at PLC
Guided by our Human Resource Policy, we respect basic human rights and treat our employees fairly. We adhere to the UN declaration and International Labour Organisation standards on good labour practices and human rights, covering aspects such as forced and compulsory labour, minimum wage, working hours, child labour, discrimination, corruption and harassment. Ours is a culture reflective of organisational talent.
Our employees understand the effect of their actions on organisational performance. Appreciating and respecting cultural difference is one of our key strengths.
PLC's HR policy ensures that people who will contribute positively to the Company's mission, vision and objectives are selected, trained, motivated, retained and adequately rewarded. All employees align their behaviour to achieve company goals.
Employment policies are based on equality and diversity. We at PLC believe that eliminating discrimination in the workplace improves productivity and performance, allowing talents to be effectively utilised. Thus, we are committed to eliminating discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, religious beliefs, disability, age, or any other basis. The branch managers and divisional heads of all branches and sectors are responsible for actively promoting equal opportunity and ensuring a zero tolerance approach to discrimination.
Our policy also ensures that employees are treated fairly and their contributions to the Company's success are recognised and appreciated. This is done by periodically reviewing performance and rewarding employees appropriately.
Recruitment and Selection
PLC follows best practice guidelines in the recruitment and selection of staff and aims to be considered an employer of choice. Developed by the HR Department and vacancy review panel, our recruitment, selection and training procedures ensure that the best candidates are selected through a fair and appropriate selection process. Our policy is to recruit on merit, regardless of sex, race, disability, political affiliation or religion. Wherever possible, existing employees will have the opportunity to apply for promotions.
All newly appointed employees are integrated into their new roles through a structured and supervised induction program and are therefore given appropriate support and guidance until they are fully competent to perform their role.
Minimum qualifications required to join PLC
- GCE O/L with credit pass in Mathematics and English at first sitting and three passes in GCE A/L are compulsory
- Additionally, industry/field experience, professional qualifications and the ability to speak and write in English are also considered.
Performance based culture
PLC has its own advanced incentive scheme to build employee motivation for greater efficiency and output. We believe that fixed remuneration does not motivate employees. PLC is popular as a higher salary payer in the industry.
Sri Lankan labour laws require employees to work 45 hours per a week. At PLC, this comprises five 8-hour weekdays and 5 hours on Saturdays.