First City Monument Bank (FCMB) said it received positive affirmation and rewards in Africa for consistently enhancing human capital development and welfare among its workforce.

The bank, according to a statement, got two top awards at the fifth edition of the ‘Best Companies to Work For 2018 Africa’ awards organised by the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW) that took place in Lagos.

The awards the bank won were ‘Best Workplace for Females in Africa’ and ‘Second Best Company to Work for in Africa’, both in the large corporates category.

In addition, the bank stated that it was presented with a certificate to further attest to its recognition as a Great Place to Work.

“The awards are in recognition of FCMB’s achievements in creating an enabling environment where employees can pursue their career goals and thrive,” the statement added.

GPTW Institute is a global research firm that assesses companies, based on a trust index survey (employees’ opinion about the workplace) and culture audit (management policies and practices), with the overall objective to promote excellence in the work place.

The Institute which produces the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list and other top employer rankings, operates in 50 countries, including Nigeria.

Commenting on the awards, the Managing Director of FCMB, Mr. Adam Nuru, said: “The bank would continue to provide the right environment and initiatives, anchored on fairness, respect, camaraderie and credibility, that would enable its workforce to confidently pursue their career goals.”

Also commenting on the feat, the Senior Vice President and Divisional Head, Corporate Services, FCMB, Felicia Obozuwa, described the awards as big milestones in the journey of the Bank to bring its mission to attain the highest levels of customer advocacy, be a great place to work and deliver superior and sustainable returns to its shareholders to life.

While expressing appreciation to the organisers and employees of the bank for the awards, Obozuwa assured that:” FCMB will continue to provide an enabling environment, and the right culture where employees can pursue challenging careers and thrive. We are not yet where we aim to be, but this is a significant milestone in our journey, and we greatly appreciate the recognition.”

Source: ThisDay