Ecobank named best place to work in Africa

Ecobank Group announced on Monday that it has won the ‘Best Place to Work in Africa 2022 Award’ from the Best Place to Work organisation.

The award honours organisations that exhibit the highest standards of excellence in Human Resources practices and employees’ experience. Ecobank is the first pan-African bank to have been awarded the certification, according to a statement.

Ade Ayeyemi, chief executive officer, Ecobank Group, said: “At Ecobank, we recognise that our people are our greatest asset. As a pan-African bank, we are intentional in deploying resources to attract, develop and retain the right talent. We actively provide the tools and processes to achieve a performance-driven culture and enabling environment.  

“Receiving international recognition as being one of the Best Places to Work in Africa is a great honour. It is noteworthy that this Award would not have been possible without the support of my colleague Ecobankers.”

The certification programme involves rigorous assessment and rankings based on the results of robust and objective assessments carried out at various hierarchical levels and across HR operations and procedures, according to the statement.

Yves Mayilamene, group executive, Human Resources at Ecobank, said: “We support and empower our talent to excel in an enabling and conducive working environment while investing in their growth and wellbeing.

“At Ecobank, we always seek to provide our staff with opportunities to advance and achieve their full potential through our learning and development initiatives. This Best Place to Work Award is a tribute to our Ecobankers’ commitment to exhibiting and living our values as well as creating the right corporate culture.”

The assessment process resulted in the Ecobank Group achieving a total certification score of 79 percent – any percentage above 75 percent is considered high. The certification of the Best Place to Work accreditation is for one year (November 2022-November 2023).

Best Places to Work certified organisations tend to outperform the market average in terms of driving consistent long-term business performance through high employee engagement, engaging leadership and talent focus. Becoming a certified organisation means employees are inspired, engaged and motivated to do their best, everyday and everywhere.

During the celebration event, Peter Burke, president of Best Companies Group, extended his heartful congratulations to Ecobank by emphasising on the uniqueness of this Award that strengthens the Ecobank Employer Brand. He added that Ecobank is ”being recognised for creating workplaces where your employees love to come to work. You are the envy of all other employers. Keep up the good work.”

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