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Sterling Bank wins Best Quality of Life award


Abubakar Suleiman

Sterling Bank Plc., has won the Best Quality of Life award, in the Large Corporates category, at the 2017/2018 Great Place To Work Awards, held in Lagos.

The leading commercial bank achieved this feat by building an enabling workplace that optimises its employees’ abilities and potential a thriving environment, a workplace that values and empowers employees no matter their job function or background.

The award, presented to the bank by the prestigious Great Place to Work Institute Africa, affirms the bank’s commitment to creating a positive workplace that fosters excellence and productivity.


Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Mr. Abubakar Suleiman said: “We are proud to receive this award because it affirms our commitment to building a workplace that guarantees quality life for all employees. The commitment to give employees the best possible led us to invest in various enablers onsite–a crèche for employees’ babies/toddlers, a gym, an on-site clinic, flexible work options, paternity leave and stock options for all employees, among others. These schemes have improved the daily lives of employees significantly and engendered employees’ commitment.”

Chief Human Resource Officer, Sterling Bank, Mrs. Temi Dalley described the award as well deserved, considering its pioneering employee well-being initiatives.

“We are a caring brand, which explains the commitment to build a workplace where employees are fully invested in their jobs and the employee experience is fully optimised at every touch point. Our enabling work environment, which is
also physically safe and non-threatening is fostering excellence, improving productivity and higher customer satisfaction.”

A further review of the bank’s new head office annex located on
Ikorodu Road in Lagos, reflects her commitment to providing her employees with the best possible work environment, the annex office is equipped with a fully functional gym and game room, which has game consoles and a pool table to ensure employees take out time to relax and have fun at work and an on-site clinic. The office is also fitted with solar panels that generate clean energy in line with the bank’s environmental sustainability agenda.

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