Over the years the Standard Bank annual Long Service Employee awards has become one of the most highly anticipated events for the employees as it seeks to recognise them and show gratitude for their years of unwavering service to the Bank.
As such, it came as no surprise that this year’s recipients of the awards came out in numbers to receive their accolades, with most of them elated that they were being recognised for their hard work.
Standard Bank’s Head Human Capital, Isdor Angula, who officiated the proceedings this year said he was elated that over 200 of the Bank’s employees were receiving the recognition, between 5 to 35 years, as it not only showcased their loyalty, but positioned the Bank as an employer of choice by retaining employees for decades.
“I’m very pleased to be marking this milestone event with all of you. In fact, I am very proud of you because it takes a whole lot of stamina, dedication, loyalty and love for your job to be recognized for your long service of work at Standard Bank. For most of you Standard Bank was and still is your first love. It is an honour to acknowledge our valuable employees for the memorable years they have worked tirelessly in moving Standard Bank forward,” Angula said during the event, which was held on Friday, 17 November at the Hilton Hotel.
Standard Bank is cognisant of the fact that human capital is the most important and valuable resource for any institution, which is why it is imperative for the Bank to honour them. A total of 234 Long Service Awards were handed over to employees for their steadfast commitment and loyalty.
The awards also encourage and motivate new employees to perform their tasks with renewed enthusiasm to achieve high levels of productivity, most especially because the distinguished employees have overcome numerous difficulties, given the complexity of their work, which makes them examples for the younger ones, to whom they must pass on their knowledge.
“As devoted employees you have come a long way with the blue bank and this event is just a token of appreciation in thanking you for your positive contribution and hard work towards the success of Standard Bank and encourage you all to continue keeping up the standard of great work by living up to our brand promise of moving Standard Bank forward,” he concluded.