Postbank was distinguished as a Top Employer in Bulgaria with a certificate from the international independent Top Employers Institute. The financial institution, which is among the largest and most desirable employers in the country, received the recognition after a detailed monitoring of the company's processes over the past year. The award is given for its innovative vision and high standards in implementing globally recognized employer practices in human resource management, care for people, working conditions, employee personal and professional development programs, among others. The achievement builds on its value with the fact that Postbank is the first company from the Eurobank Group to receive the Top Employer recognition.
The institute's annual analysis covers 20 areas of human resource management, including people management, creating motivating work environments, talent attraction, learning and development, and well-being and social engagement. The certification process takes nearly six months and the assessment is prepared by an international jury of independent experts who scrutinize the concepts, processes and tools implemented by the employer in this area.
The Top Employers Institute was founded more than 30 years ago and has certified over 2,000 companies from more than 120 countries. The institute's annual survey aims to recognize the world's best employers who have demonstrated excellence in human resources, successfully implemented a range of proven, globally-recognized employer practices and continue to build on and develop these by looking after their employees.
"We are proud to be one of the leading companies in Europe to be recognized as a Top Employer. This is a testament to the good care we take of our large team of over 3,000 employees at Postbank, which will grow even further this year following the completion of the acquisition of the BNP Paribas Personal Finance branch in Bulgaria. Our goal is to continue to be a desirable employer, a modern market leader with a bold vision and a different approach that provides excellent working conditions, encourages the talents of the people in the team, builds on their skills and strengths with innovative training programs, providing them with a range of benefits, relying on a positive working atmosphere and respecting the work-life balance. We strive to create a corporate environment of shared values and continuously encourage team social engagement. The award we are receiving now is an external recognition of the good work we have done over the years, but also motivation to continue to develop, attracting new people to the team, for whom our main priority is to be the Top Employer they can rely on", Postbank said.
"This year, which has also been challenging for everyone, we have seen outstanding Top Employers who never stop looking after the wellbeing and development of their employees. We are proud to announce that Postbank has demonstrated an excellent environment and development programs for its team, which has deservedly earned it a place amongst Europe's Top Employers", said David Plink, CEO of the Top Employers Institute.
As a leading employer that purposefully invests in team progress, Postbank develops a number of diverse projects and initiatives that demonstrate its special commitment to its current and future employees. In 2022, the financial institution launched an ambitious partnership with one of the world's leading business schools - INSEAD. Through the agreement between the two institutions, the bank's employees have the opportunity to be part of the prestigious institute's educational programs, thereby developing additional knowledge and skills in areas such as Digital Transformation, Innovation, Strategy, Leadership and enhancing their professional qualifications. In an effort to reach all talented and ambitious young people who are looking for opportunities for a successful career start in a modern company and innovator in the banking services market, Postbank has created a special Instagram channel PostbankSuperstarter, which builds on its innovative talent recruitment strategy. Last year, Postbank was the first institution in the country to conduct extensive training on anti-money laundering measures, giving all its employees the opportunity to increase their knowledge on one of the most important financial topics and receive an internationally recognized certificate.
Investing in education, skills and competencies is a long-term commitment for the financial institution, which is why the bank has implemented a number of initiatives focusing on the development of young people. Postbank supports a number of prestigious educational institutions in the country, helping to build the region's future business leaders. Among the leading projects in the field of education are the large-scale initiative with the National Trade and Banking High School and the Private Vocational High School of Banking, Trade and Finance, the strategic partnerships with the American University in Bulgaria, SoftUni, the educational programme carried out jointly with the Finance Academy, the cooperation with Sofia University for the Master's degree programme in Finance and Banking, thanks to which two teaching disciplines were created by the bank's experts, which became part of the compulsory academic curriculum. The financial institution is also part of the partner community of the mentoring programme Mentor the Young, which aim is to provoke a real change in the professional, career and personal life of the participants by giving them the opportunity to meet established professionals from different sectors of the market.
Over the years, Postbank has been awarded many times for its innovative solutions in building a successful and motivated team and in establishing a strong employer brand. In 2022, the bank received international recognition from the prestigious Employer Brand Stars 2022 competition in the Employer Brand Strategy category and deservedly became Bank of the Year in the annual Bank of the Year Association awards.
More information about the advantages and values of Postbank as a leading employer, as well as vacancies and offers for career development, can be found at https://careers.postbank.bg/.