The Event ‘Learn from the Winners’ was held in Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Hyderabad, Telangana, March 13, 2019: Amara Raja Batteries Ltd, the leader in industrial batteries and automotive batteries, received “The Prize” for the most coveted and prestigious 9th National HR Excellence Award 2019 - one of the highest levels identified in the award process. The “Prize” award level signifies demonstration of Excellence in development and management of Human Resources through continuous improvement – the leaders. Upholding its best practices, Amara Raja was bestowed with this prestigious award for adopting and institutionalizing the best HR Model that is scalable, assessable and accurate and imbibes the industry best practices as well.
CII-HR Excellence Model is based on the CII-Exim Bank Excellence Award encompassing all aspects of human resource management. The model can be effectively used as a framework to position HR initiatives, measure current status, and identify gaps to stimulate solutions. Through this model, CII aims to help improve HR performance practices and capabilities by providing objective feedback for improvement while also facilitating communication and sharing of best practices and information within and among organizations.
The award was presented by Mr. Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group and Past President CII. Mr. Adi Godrej also addressed the confluence and shared his thoughts on HR excellence and the need of the hour.
Receiving the Award on behalf of Amara Raja Batteries Ltd, Mr. Jaikrishna B, President - Group HR and New Business Development, said that “It is a great honor to accept the award on behalf of everyone in the Amara Raja Family. This we believe is a reinforcement of our Culture ‘The Amara Raja Way’, the values and high standards that this organization stands for. Our relentless focus on people and people practices has enabled us to sustain high business growth as a Group. The continued sponsorship of the top leadership is a key factor in achieving this. Driving business goals through people in an enabling environment, we believe is a clear recipe for success”
Sharing the valuable experiences and insights gained during the CII HR Excellence assessment process Mr Vijayanand S, CEO of Amara Raja Batteries said “The constructive rigor of the assessment process helped us critically examine and evaluate our HR Practices and benchmark with best in the corporate world. This enabled us to align and leverage the potential of people and people practices to achieve our business objectives. I would recommend this process for any organization that would like to realize the true potential of people focused HR processes and leverage the same for achieving its business goals.”