Sterling Bank Plc has been adjudged as the third best place to work in Nigeria and on the African continent at the 2019 edition of the yearly Great Place To Work (GPTW) awards held in Lagos.
The bank also clinched the Best in Leadership (large corporate) and Best Workplace for millennial generation, showing a significant improvement, as the bank had won the workplace with Best Quality of Life at the 2018 edition of the awards.
Chief Human Resources Officer at Sterling Bank, Temi Dalley, while receiving the award, described a “great place to work as an enabling environment, where employees trust the people they work with, derive a sense of meaning from their work and take pride in the overall success of their organisation.”
“At Sterling, creating a workplace where our employees do not want to escape from is always on the front burner of our people strategy. We pride ourselves in our culture as we keep improving on our employee experience through bespoke employee offerings and engagements.
“Our agile way of working which includes Flexi-time and Flexi-place, accelerated career routes, bespoke reward systems and deliberate investment in capacity building of our workforce, has helped in keeping not just the Millennials but our entire workforce mix.”
Also speaking, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, GPTW, Kunle Malomo, said the awards were not aimed at recognising only winners, but also to instill best practices in work places, adding that the company’s vision entails expanding the good workplace culture across Africa and that the coming editions will feature about 300 companies and more than 100 persons.
Malomo said the awards that started six years ago has become a huge success, stressing that the company is aiming at taking it to all the states in the country, as it will be expanded to 100 award categories.