In keeping with its policy on staff motivation, Oceanic Bank International plc will on October 2, 2010 celebrate and reward outstanding staff in its annual Special Thanks and Recognition Scheme (STARS) awards programme.
The bank’s management said the event which will take place from 4p.m at the Oriental Hotels, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos, underscores its commitment to empowering staff to embrace the culture of excellence and professionalism.
“We realize that our workforce is our most prized asset and our STARS awards celebrate our workers’ expertise and dedication to making Oceanic a leading brand offering friendly and superior banking services.”
The Oceanic 2010 STARS awards will see several individuals and teams receive rewards in various award categories including: Customer Service, Profitability, Liability Generation, Cost Optimization, MD’s Recognition Award (Innovation/Initiative), and Recovery of Non- Performing Loans. Regarded by employees as the bank’s version of the Oscars and Grammys, the Oceanic STARS awards has over the years been a rallying point for fostering bonding, excellence, and productivity.
John Aboh, Oceanic Bank’s Group Managing director/Chief Executive Officer said the financial institution’s workers are highly regarded in the sector, adding that their exceptional skills have raised the performance bar.
“The progress we have recorded since the CBN intervention has been made possible by our exceptional staff, and of course, the continued patronage of our loyal customers and stakeholders.”
Aboh said the bank had in the last one year carried out targeted staff capacity building training, to bolster performance and equip staff with the skills required to delight customers and proffer superior solutions to customer financial service needs.
“Our policy on training and development includes onshore and offshore programmes designed to benefit all levels of staff. Our over-riding desire is to inspire excellence, professionalism, good corporate governance, transparency, and the ‘can-do’ spirit in our workforce.”