HFC Bank scooped the prestigious WIB Employer of Choice award at the 2016 Women in Business awards night held at the GPH on Saturday 14th March. This is a momentous achievement for the bank as HFC Bank strongly promotes gender diversity, equality and inclusiveness at the workplace and we are proud to say that women have been equally recognized at the workplace and rewarded at this platform with this award.
To Be Fiji’s Bank of Choice is a deeply rooted statement in the Vision statement of HFC Bank – before we become the choice of our clients, we equally focus on being the choice for our internal clients – our staff. HFC Bank being a leading workplace ensures that as an organization we maximize the full potential of our workforce through practices that demonstrates effective employees, recruitment, engagement and retention. As an employer, providing a stimulating and rewarding workplace and being an equal opportunity employer for our staff both men and women is most important.
When we have happy, motivated staff, passion comes with it and in return staff are happy at the work place and productivity is on the high. This also naturally leads to satisfied customers as that is our ultimate aim; as our customers are the most important stakeholder to our business. Our clients will naturally receive matchless service delivery. This award is a reflection of this philosophy and the pride our staff take in their employer, said CEO Mr. Isikeli Tikoduadua.
In 2006, HFC Bank (then Home Finance Company) had three (3) women in leadership role, over the years the bank has seen women grow into leadership roles and in some key positions. Today, HFC Bank prides nineteen (19) women leaders at the Bank. Out of six (6) branches, we have total of four (4) of our women branch managers supervising branch operations. On the Executive Team for HFC Bank we have a lady represented Ms Rosie Fong – General Manger Human Resource and Marketing and in senior management leadership we have three aspiring women that can assimilate into the executive position as opportunity presents itself.
“It is my personal commitment to encourage and support women development that is to develop and promote women into leadership roles, support them in their development to meet their career aspirations and expose them to leadership both internally and externally to HFC Bank. No doubt this has seen women grow within HFC Bank; many are aspiring senior leaders of tomorrow.” Mr. Tikoduadua further added.
Apart from career opportunities within the organization, HFC Bank exposes its women leaders equally as advocates and ambassadors for sponsorship and community outreach programs; one such event is the HFC Bank sponsored, Male dominated Farebrother Challenge where we have encouraged women leaders of our bank to be Chief Guests to represent the Bank on the rugby field.
HFC Bank prides its workforce and congratulates all our staff for this award, making HFC Bank the Employer of Choice and the Bank of choice for all.
Ms Rosie Fong – General Manager Human Resources & Marketing says that being an employer of choice means that our staff have the knowledge, experience, resilience and power to respond to our customer’s efficiently and more effectively than our competitors by delivering what the customers want.
In terms of Employer of Choice for Women I am indeed very proud that the Women In Business (WIB) award bestowed to HFC Bank is very rewarding a recognition and all credit goes to our Board lead by our Chairman Mr. Tom Ricketts and CEO – Mr. Isikeli Tikoduadua and our colleagues at the workplace for their unwavering support in terms of empowering our women at HFC Bank and supporting them in their career aspirations, engaging them in the decision making for the organizations and just recognizing their full potential.
HFC Bank offers a full range of banking products for customers, from Foreign exchange. Telegraphic transfers, personal retail accounts Savings and Cheques, Term Deposits, Insurance products, loan products, Secure Internet & Mobile Banking and a network ATMs all around the country for Consumer, SME and corporate clients who all enjoy with the outstanding service provided by our fantastic staff said CEO – Mr. Isikeli Tikoduadua