One of Nigeria’s leading banks, Fidelity Bank Plc, has been adjudged as the best bank to work for in Nigeria.
A recent study conducted by Venture Africa, an online platform for news and analysis about African businesses, in conjunction with Jobberman.com, Nigeria’s leading employment website, noted that Fidelity Bank Plc is the only bank among the top 12 most preferred places to work in Nigeria.
The report tagged ‘Top 100 companies for Nigerian millennials’ surveyed young Nigerians born between 1982 and 2003 and measured company culture, dream-company, staff welfare, gender equality, government institution, company’s prestige, salary, and non-salary benefits.
It also looked at the level of satisfaction, salary consideration, level of contentment, career growth, concerns outside work and work-life balance amongst others.
According to the organizers, Fidelity led all other banks in the country in all the measuring indices.
In a statement, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo said that the development is a testament to the bank’s robust human capital management policies which focuses on enhancing the lives and wellbeing of employees.
He explained that Fidelity places a premium in supporting and rewarding the performance of its people. “We are proud to be honoured, especially because of our strong initiative and focus not only on staff welfare but also on the wellbeing of their families”.
Okonkwo alluded to the great work the bank has done in making Fidelity Bank a great workplace. Citing the Great Place To Work (GPTW) studies conducted in more than 44 countries and 4,500 organizations, which had seen corporations like Google, Goldman Sachs and Microsoft emerge as winners together with Fidelity, Okonkwo said that he is proud that Fidelity Bank belongs to this league having won the award on two occasions.
For instance, last year, Fidelity Bank was voted the 2nd Best Place to Work in Nigeria by the GPTW, a US-based global research agency with operations in more than 40 countries across the world. The year before, the bank was voted the 5th Best Place to Work in Nigeria, 2nd among rated banks and 3rd among all rated indigenous organizations in Nigeria.