By Celestine Okafor (Editor-in-Chief)
In a bold move to increase corporate efficiency, boost productivity and staff morale, the management of Fidelity Bank Plc has elevated 745 employees following its 2019 and 2020 financial years performance reviews.
The bank officially revealed at the weekend, that a total of 461 employees of its organization were beneficiaries from the 2019 financial year promotion exercise, while 284 staff benefited from the 2020 financial year. The beneficiaries, according to the bank's statement, cut across the senior, middle, and junior management cadre of the bank, and the promotion was based on merit, using a transparent and robust performance management system in line with global best corporate practices.
Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, the Managing Director/CEO of Fidelity Bank Plc, said she was highly elated to announce the promotions for 2019 and 2020 financial years. "Releasing the list for two financial years’ promotion at the same time is something we are very proud of", she stated.
Onyeali-Ikpe however added that “We strongly believe that the continuous growth of our bank over the years has been largely attributed to the commendable efforts and unrelenting sacrifices of our employees. Promotion is one of the many ways we express our gratitude. We are thankful to be home to many amazing talents that continue to drive our value and most importantly, serve our stakeholders in the highest standards.”
The bank boss also stated that:“Since I was appointed the MD/CEO of our great bank in January 2021, I have been committed to a seven-point agenda to move our bank further, out of which workforce transformation is a key category. Staff performance and reward are critical to us, and as an organization, we will continue to make available adequate resources to deepen the skills and entrench a culture of high performance amongst employees.
“I wish to appreciate all members of the Fidelity Bank family for their commitment and drive and unrelenting sacrifices towards delivering our objectives. As we move forward in our quest to becoming a leading tier-one bank, I encourage all elevated staff to see their promotion as a call to re-dedicate themselves to excellence.”
With the competitive trend ongoing in the nation's banking sector, Fidelity Bank, so far, has continued to re-tool and empower its employees in order to ensure that they remain at the forefront of innovative transformation in the money market sector.
Fidelity bank, in March this year, unfurled two capacity-building projects – One Culture Project and Project Alpha – targeted at transforming the work environment of its employee crew.
The bank specifically created Project Alpha to help Fidelity Bank develop an aggressive and total learning and development framework for all its employees. On the other hand, it rolled out the One Culture Project to strengthen the behavior and value systems that will aid both the bank and its human resources to realize its target focus. NNL.