Talent Management

The FirstBank talent management strategy is aimed at supporting employee engagement, employee motivation and increased productivity, and leadership development across all levels of employees within the organisation.


In an effort to identify and acquire the right talents, FirstBank invests in building a corporate structure that designs the right jobs and matches them with the right people.

Engagement and Deployment

To make sure our hires seamlessly transition into the FirstBank team, we offer several initiatives to understand the new employee and connect them with the Bank’s strategic goals.

Through our on-boarding programme and career discussions, we take the time to understand our employee’s long-term goals which is the basis for a mutually beneficial relationship for the new employee and the Bank itself.

Rotation and Cross-posting

FirstBank strives to maintain a pool of multi-skilled and well-rounded employees as one set of our greatest assets. Our initiatives like Job Shadowing, Coaching, Counselling, Mentoring, Succession Planning and Career Maps are key to having a challenging and fulfilling career within the Bank as well as developing and retaining talents at all levels of the organisation’s operations.

Training and Mentorship

As a tenet of career development, FirstBank creates a culture of continuous learning tailored to the needs and aspirations of the employees and the business itself.

Through our FirstAcademy and our learning centres scattered around the country, we have invested in e-learning, mobile learning, classrooms, physical and virtual libraries to allow all our employees the opportunity to equip themselves for future roles that benefit both them and the organisation.

Diversity and Inclusion

FirstBank is an equal opportunity employer. FirstBank ensures that all employees are provided equal opportunities to participate in the Bank’s business, irrespective of gender, culture, age, nationality, disability or social background.

We take affirmative action to:

  • Provide equal opportunity in all terms, conditions or privileges of employment, including but not limited to, recruitment, certification, selection, job assignments, working conditions, fringe benefits, compensation, training, transfer, layoffs, recall from layoffs, disciplinary actions, terminations or promotions.
  • Discourage harassment of whatever nature in employment or service delivery on the basis of race, sex, national origin, age, handicap, or any other protected status. Harassment is an unlawful employment practice and is prohibited in the Bank.
  • Promote fair and equitable treatment of all employees, and comply with appropriate federal and state legislation by recruiting, hiring, training and promoting persons in all job classifications without regard to race, colour, sex, age, national origin, religion, handicap/disability status or sexual orientation.
  • And, notwithstanding the above provisions, remain a performance-driven
    organisation providing a level-playing field and making all decisions strictly on merit.

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