Bank basks in e-learning success as employees improve efficiency

23Jan 2017
Victor Karega
The Guardian
Bank basks in e-learning success as employees improve efficiency

EXIM Bank Tanzania has said its e-learning platform dubbed ‘Elimika’ assisted to improve skills among its employees who have gained more knowledgeable hence boosting efficiency.

The skilled and knowledgeable workforce has also enabled the bank to achieve its set goals annually and thus remains buoyant with profit increase, said Head of Human Resources at Exim Bank, Fredrick Kanga.

Kanga noted that the platform has equipped employees with the right skills matrix required for the satisfactory execution of their individual roles.

“Exim Bank takes pride in being a bank that embraces innovation and technology. We are applying tech-solutions to create a work environment which significantly enhances staff empowerment. These courses help staff obtain a better understanding of their work and also give practical tools to develop their skills and talents,” he said over the weekend in Dar es Salaam.

According to him, the outcome of Elimika is a more educated, engaged and aware workforce, adding that the pace of evolution has been tremendous and has resulted into the growth of business and regional expansion within the country and neighbouring countries with employees at the headquarters being able to offer support to the subsidiaries.

Kanga hoped that their staff will develop more skills through Elimika e-learning platform, saying the bank’s management will continue improving training in innovation and technology so that the bank remains one of the best employers.

The bank has done quite well in terms of promoting the human resource governance and employee engagement through various traditional and innovative activities.

“A strong HR function takes responsibility and drives processes, which underlines correct ethical business practices,” the Head of HR at Exim Bank stressed.

Last year, the bank won the best employer in recognition of its human resource leadership and governance and the Employee Engagement Award from the Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE).

An equal opportunity employer, Exim Bank gives women same treatment as men with an employment policy which seeks to balance gender within its ranks and file. The Dar es Salaam based bank has close to a thousand employees.

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