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Uganda Wins ‘Best in Staff Training Development’ Award

Uganda Wins ‘Best in Staff Training Development’ Award

Award

The Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE) ‘Best in Staff Training and Development’ award recognises best practices in human resources performance management in 2008. By receiving this award on 26th February 2009, Standard Chartered was recognised as being a great place to work as they are continually attempting to improve and develop this important area in the company.

Federation of Uganda Employers

The FUE is a membership organisation based in Kampala, which focuses on Human Resource management and development, amongst other aspects relating to benefitting employees.

Great Place to Work

Standard Chartered Bank focuses primarily on discovering employees’ innate strengths and using these to assist them in achieving their absolute potential.

The Bank’s talent development programmes groom employees to become future leaders for the company, thereby focusing on the Bank’s future success. By the end of 2008, over 9,900 managers had attended over 510 sessions of the talent development programmes across 35 countries, proving that they were more than worthy of winning this award.

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State-of-the-art crèche in Sri Lanka

Youngsters looked after while parents work

Our unique KidKare Centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka, has helped employees balance their work and family commitments. The centre provides day care services and educational activities throughout the working day for children aged between six months and 12 years.

Activities include arts and crafts, gardening and cooking. The centre offers supervised homework sessions for older children already at school and additional activities focus on developing conversational and social skills.

The centre is run in collaboration with Seekers Research, an educational research organisation. They provide regular staff training and monitoring to ensure the centre continues to provide the highest standards of care.

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India-China talent exchange

India China talent exchange

In 2008, we launched a talent exchange programme between China and India to forge stronger working relationships and cultural understanding between these two strategically important markets.

The programme represents an exciting opportunity for participating employees to advance their careers and experience a new culture. For the Bank, it is an opportunity to facilitate the sharing of best practice, ideas and new ways of working between two of our key markets.

Ten employees from each country participated in the first exchange, spending up to three months working on projects in their host countries. A second exchange is currently being planned.

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Integrating employees

AEB employees welcomed into Standard Chartered

Integrating employees from American Express Bank (AEB) was a priority after its acquisition by Standard Chartered in 2008.

In Taiwan, Synergy Workshops were organised for AEB and Standard Chartered employees to celebrate the histories and successes of both organisations. Through the use of visual scrolls, depicting the key milestones of the two banks before the integration and, then discussing the current market positioning, the participants gained a consensus and committed to work together as a team toward the vision of the Bank.

The employees also took part in a number of activities, which highlighted the culture and values of Standard Chartered, and it provided an opportunity to network and to share best practice.

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Highlights

  • 73,800members of staff
  • 125nationalities represented across the Bank
  • Over 9,900managers attended the Great Manager Programme
  • 56Diversity and inclusion champions across the markets