Talent Management

The First Bank 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.

1. Planning

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

2. Engagement & Deployment 

To make sure our Hires seamlessly transition into the First Bank team, we offer several initiatives to understand the new employee and connect them with the bank’s strategic goals. Through our on-boarding program 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.

3. Rotation & Cross Posting 

As one of our greatest assets, First Bank strives to maintain a pool of multi-skilled and well rounded employees. Our initiatives like Job Shadowing, Coaching, Counselling, Mentoring, Succession Planning and Career Maps are keys 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.

4. Training & Mentorship

As a tenet of career development, First Bank creates a culture of continuous learning tailored to the needs and aspirations of the employees and the business itself. Through our First Academy 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.

Through our First Academy 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.

5. Diversity & Inclusion

First Bank is an equal opportunity employer. First Bank ensures that all staff 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 is an unlawful employment practice and is prohibited in the Bank.
  • Promote fair and equitable treatment to all employees, and shall 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, however notwithstanding the above provisions, FirstBank remains a performance-driven organisation and while providing a level playing ground, shall base decisions strictly on merit.