Ecobank Nigeria Limited has announced the conversion of over 200 outsourced personnel to permanent employees of the bank. The managing director of the bank, Charles Kie, said that converting the qualified outsourced staff into permanent staff was in line with the bank’s commitment to develop and grow talent by nurturing its people along their career paths and giving them access to higher responsibilities.
“Our focus is to improve the quality of service to our customers as well as our operational efficiency,” he said. “We understand that people are our key asset, so we have emphasised the need to reward our best performers, continue to re-invigorate our people while also opening up new opportunities for talented, committed people to join us as permanent employees.
“At the same time, based on our repositioning plan, we had to disengage some staff while ensuring that, in line with industry standards, they are treated fairly.” He said that the bank also recently implemented a merit pay increase for the top performers across all cadres.