Oceanic Bank International Plc has elevated 730 staff across various grades in keeping with its policy on staff motivation and reward.
A breakdown of the figure shows that while 338 staff were upgraded upon confirmation, 392 others had their appointments confirmed after meeting the Bankâ€™s performance parameters.
The Bankâ€™s management in a statement said,â€Â it remains committed to bolstering staff performance through sundry reward schemes and training opportunities that will be extended to all categories of staff. â€œOur workforce rank among the best in the industry and we are happy to acknowledge and celebrate their expertise and dedication to the cause of making Oceanic a leading brand which offers top-of-the-range banking services.â€
Describing the Bankâ€™s workforce as the â€œbedrock of the Oceanic recovery planâ€, the Bankâ€™s management said its workersâ€™ resourcefulness and resilience have been instrumental to stabilizing the Bank and repositioning it for superior performance and profitability. â€œWe have implicit faith in the professional abilities of our staff and have mapped out continuing capacity building programmes that will make them even more motivated to always delight our customers.â€
John Aboh, Managing director/Chief Executive Officer, Oceanic Bank International , said, â€œÂ there are plans to formally recognize and reward outstanding members of staff in the Bankâ€™sÂ upcoming Special Thanks and Recognition Scheme (STARS) event. â€œOur over-riding desire is to inspire excellence,
professionalism, good corporate governance, transparency, and the â€˜can-doâ€™ spirit in our workforce. We will continue to empower our staff to excel and surpass the targets that will ensure better services and returns to all our stakeholders.â€ On the Bankâ€™s business development drive, he noted that Oceanic was recording consistent growth in liquidity through robust marketing, deposit mobilization, and renewed focus on retail and transaction banking products.â€
The Oceanic Bank boss added that the Bankâ€™s superior service delivery platforms and retail products were part of unfolding deliberate and far-reaching strategies aimed at generating value for its stakeholders on all classes of transactions.
â€œThe desire to create value for our customers and shareholders is a passion that is shared by the management and staff of Oceanic Bank. Our quest to ensure all our stakeholders experience peace is a promise that we are committed to fulfilling in all our transactions.â€Â he noted.
It would be recalled that in a bid to cater for the needs of existing and prospective customers, the Bank had since commenced the migration of existing account types to new product platforms.