Fidelity Bank MD, Mr. Reginald Ihejiahi
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Reginald Ihejiahi, has said that the bank would continue to empower and support its workforce so as to sustain its growth.
Speaking during the presentation of the 2011/2012 ‘Great Place to Work’ (GPTW) trophy and certificate of achievement in Lagos at the weekend, the Fidelity Bank boss expressed satisfaction over the achievement.
According to him, leadership in organisations ought to be credible and trustworthy so as to drive productivity. This, he said, is what the management of the commercial bank have continued to provide. “Fidelity Bank will continue to empower and support its workforce and making its work environment a place great place to work,” he said.
In his remark, the Director, GPTW Australia, Tom Frtunik, said Fidelity was recognised because of research conducted by the company showed that workers are satisfied with the bank’s working environment. He said that the bank’s workers were interviewed and their feedback used to determine the state of its working environment in the sector.
The data, according to him, saw the bank surge ahead in the ranking of notable indigenous companies.
Similarly, the Managing Director of GPTW, Nigeria, Mr. Kunle Malomo, in his address, said over 219 companies were nominated for the awards, while 10 companies emerged as the GPTW. He explained that Trust Index and Culture Audit were the two parameters used in selecting the best.
“Fidelity emerged number five and number two among financial institutions. The GPTW does not create itself. It is the chief executive officers that create it and remain the key drivers,” he said.
GPTWN, an affiliate of Great Place to Work, San Francisco, United States, is a global research, consulting and training institute that specializes in analysing, understanding, selecting and publishing best workplace lists in the country.
Other firms on the list include Accenture, Lagos Business School, Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC), Total Nigeria Plc, Access Bank Plc and Glaxosmithkline Consumer Plc among others.