Ecobank Nigeria Upgrades Non-core Staff, Sacks Workers

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Ecobank Nigeria Limited has announced the conversion of over 200 outsourced personnel to permanent employees of the bank, as part of the bank’s drive to attract and reward talent while also repositioning for improved efficiency.

A statement from the bank, which disclosed this revealed that in line with its recognition of excellence, the bank also recently implemented a merit pay increase for the top performers across all cadres.

But, THISDAY gathered wednesday that about 100 employees of the bank have been disengaged for under performance.
Continuing, the statement from the bank in Laquote quoted its Managing Director, Mr. Charles Kie, to have said converting qualified outsourced staff to 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.

He said the bank was resolute that recognising and rewarding excellence will drive the Bank’s goal of achieving exceptional performance in the industry.

According to Kie, the bank in its renewed drive for optimal performance has, in addition realigned certain roles bank wide to ensure improved efficiency.

This he said necessitated the exits of the affected staff whom he said were adequately compensated.