At the end of October 2017, 7,251 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. The bank employs about 75% of women and 25% of men. Whereas managers in many Ukrainian companies are mostly men, in FUIB, female managers make up almost 58%. About 159 people with special needs work in our bank. There are 880 women on maternity leave. And although the majority of employees of the bank are young people under 35, there are 2,887 people aged over 35 at FUIB, and over 540 colleagues are over 50 years old.
In 2017, FUIB traditionally invested in the improvement of the level of workplace safety, preservation of employees' life and health. The bank conducted laboratory studies of workplaces for the presence of harmful factors, preliminary and periodic medical examinations of employees, financed the identification of buildings to determine the potential danger of the facility, the conducting of examination of the compliance of new opening branches with fire safety rules, the pre-trip medical examination of drivers of vehicles and much more.
In 2017, FUIB's investments in the labor protection and safety of employees amounted to about 4.3 million UAH.
In 2017, the salaries of the 82% employees of the bank were revised on average by 29%. 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.
34 motivational programs are approved and operate at FUIB. The average number of participants in the motivation system of the bank for the 12 months of 2017 amounted to 3,380 or 59% of the average number of personnel. 52% of staff was awarded.
Also, there are 10 career development programs for different categories of personnel in the First Ukrainian. In 2017 931 employees received promotion.
Development of the employees is one of the main strategic directions. The Bank trains its employees remotely, at trainings, seminars, master classes and workshops. Raising the level of knowledge and skills, our colleagues can implement more complex projects and tasks, thereby strengthening their competencies and developing the bank.
Everyone can change together with FUIB; you only need to want it. For beginners, the bank offers training that allows to adapt quickly and to fulfill your new responsibilities easily. For professionals, in order to discover their potential, it is possible to select training programs and inspiring projects together with the superior.
For the adherents of the latest technology, the bank implements the IT Drive project. Employees of the Information Technology Department initiate and implement the ideas aimed at improvement of the internal processes and the experience of customers in using the bank products.
Managers of the bank are trained in the “School of Management”, from mastering the basic skills of the manager to managing changes and projects. In 2017, the School consists of 5 main modules and inter-module activities.
Those employees who have something to share with others can be trained in the “Institute of Internal Coaching”. Develop and conduct trainings for the colleagues.
Leaders of the bank have united in the “Leaders Club”, where they draw new ideas and knowledge, communicate and exchange experience, jointly solve business problems, manifest themselves and receive recognition. 34 “Breakfasts of the leader” − useful food for an inquisitive mind − came out already.
Our leaders meet not only online, but also face to face. Thus, in February 2017, a 2-day conference “We FUIB Possibilities” was held. Managers of the branches determined which tools would help them to be more successful and effective. The applied recommendations developed by them were included in the “Guide of a successful manager”.
“Driving business together” is a platform for the development of management culture, for solving strategic tasks. It allows different business areas and hierarchies to come together in order to solve business problems together, and offer support to each other. This gives an understanding that we all work for one goal and we can achieve more together.
The Happy Office project is designed to show that the bank is more than just a job. This is a place where you can have fun and be happy. In 2017 our 730 colleagues from Kyiv, Odesa, Mariupol and Kharkiv visited 11 exciting excursions. During 12 master classes 225 colleagues created their author's works. Within the framework of the Cultural Project, 400 admirers of beauty heard 10 lectures.
FUIB believes in the potential of Ukrainian youth. In 2016, the “B2B school” program aimed at developing specialists in small businesses was launched and in 2017 it was successfully continued. This is a 3-month course for graduates of universities or young professionals, which includes trainings, master classes, webinars and practical classes, conducted under the guidance of an experienced mentor. In the program in Kiev, Zaporozhye, Odessa, Nikolaev and Kherson 27 trainees took part. At the end of the internship, 9 graduates are employed in the bank for positions of specialists in working with legal entities.
Investments of FUIB in development and training of employees in 2017 amounted to 9.7 million UAH.