As the end of 2018, 6983 people were employed by the bank. The bank's employees include economists and financiers, people of intellectual and creative professions, people who work in offices, branches and sales outlets. Employees are our bank's main asset, the key to sustainable development of the financial institution.
FUIB adheres to the high standards in the provision of decent and safe working conditions for employees and development of their professional skills. The First Ukrainian carries out its activities, observing the principles of conscientious working practices and respect human rights.
A Collective Agreement which guarantees the protection of the rights and interests of each FUIB employee is in effect in the bank. Everyone has equal rights and opportunities regardless of gender, race, age, place of residence, religion and political beliefs.
At the end of 2018, 5,021 women and 1,962 men worked in the bank. FUIB employs 492 (59%) female managers, and 341 (41%) male managers. The number of managers of independent structural units of the bank at the end of 2018 was 59 people; 39 of them were men (66%) and 20 were women (34%). The Board of the Bank consists of 10 people, 2 of them are women (20%). In total, the top management of the bank includes 47 men (68%) and 22 women (32%).
Our bank employs 288 people with disability, 862 female employees are on maternity leaves. And although the majority of employees of the bank are young people under 35, there are 2,896 people (41.5%) aged over 35 at FUIB, and 645 colleagues (9.2%) are over 50 years old. In 2018, the bank hired 856 people who did not have any work experience at the time of employment.
In 2018, the bank began to develop an employee insurance program. At the end of the reporting year, 1,910 employees (27%) were insured under the voluntary medical insurance program, and 319 colleagues were provided with accident insurance.
In 2018, FUIB has traditionally invested in creating safe, healthy and comfortable working conditions. For employees, filtrated drinking water is purchased, and filters for water purification are installed in the dining rooms. Medical supplies are purchased and distributed for all structural subdivisions of the bank for prevention of colds and for provision of first medical aid, the transport of the bank is equipped with first aid kits. The bank conducted preliminary and periodic medical examinations of employees, pre-trip medical examination of drivers of vehicles and much more.
During 2018, 978 employees of the head office moved to more comfortable and modern facilities. Repairs were made, a client laboratory, classrooms and rest rooms for staff were created.
In 2018, FUIB investments in employees' occupational health and safety amounted to more than 6.6 million UAH.
In 2018, the salaries of the 6 589 employees of the bank were revised. The salary revision were carried out taking due consideration of the personal effectiveness and efficiency of each employee, as well as the market level of salaries. In the bank, the salaries increased by 13% during the year.
In 2018, FUIB used 22 monthly motivation systems which foresee payment of operational bonuses to employees of various verticals based on the results of work for bonuses for the quarter, 35 permanent motivation systems were developed. In addition, release bonuses are provided in the framework of the implementation of bank-wide projects. In the framework of the process of adaptation and training of personnel in the bank, there is motivation for mentors who train new employees.
There are career development programs for different categories of personnel in the First Ukrainian. In 2018, 3,340 people were promoted, 2,186 of them got the promotions as part of career development programs.
Development of the personnel is one of the main of bank's strategic directions. In 2018, FUIB continued to train employees remotely, as well as at trainings, seminars, master classes and workshops.
Heads of the bank's departments have been trained in the School of Management modular program to develop the skills and competencies of the leaders. In 2018, this program already had 6 modules. “Institute of internal coaching” also continued its work. It has prepared more than 20 internal coaches for training in various regions of Ukraine.
In the reporting year, Breakfast of the Leader − informative newsletter for executives − continued to be issued. During the year, we talked with bank managers about motivation, how to identify our drivers and how to support them. A total of 10 issues were published.
As part of the Happy Office project, we continued the lectures of the Cultural Project. We talked about museums of the world and their collections, as well as about the history of architecture from ancient times to the 21st century at 7 lectures. In addition to art, we talked with employees about healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition. Lecturers talked about yoga, cleansing the body and the rules for choosing and combining products. We continued to go on excursions and visited new places: a total of 8 excursions took place, and 500 employees of the bank took part in them.
We also began to develop the idea of master classes from colleagues: we learned how to create strong texts and got acquainted with the basics of service design. Colleagues highly appreciated the opportunity to gain knowledge from the experts who work in our bank. To maintain the balance of work and personal life, we organized stress management trainings for the back office units.
In 2018, the Grow with us project which includes off-site activities of employees dedicated to non-banking topics was launched. They help employees to set priorities, to energize and to meet colleagues from other regions and teams, to increase motivation and involvement.
“Literary Marathon” − a project for coaches whose goal is to expand the horizons of managers by reading professional literature, as well as to prevent emotional burnout − was launched.
In 2018, 10 Cash Flow financial games which allowed one to gain invaluable experience and get to know oneself were held. While playing, employees learned to think critically, basing on facts.
ІInvestments of FUIB in development and training of employees in 2018 amounted to 20.9 million UAH. In 2018, 959 training events (trainings, training courses, programs) were held; 4,811 bank employees − which is more than 70% of the total staff − took part in them.
FUIB as employer creates environment for evolving and opportunities for employees of different directions and levels of positions. FUIB's Career Website is a platform for communication with job seekers for various vacancies. FUIB takes care of its employees, regularly reviews salaries, and offers internal and external training. The bank holds a contest for the “Best Employee of the Year”, the winners of which go every year on an exciting trip abroad. Inspirational and team building projects “Client is my inspiration” and “FUIB football tournament” are being implemented for employees. Employees' children participate in inter-corporate competitions “We are the champions”.