Currently, Garanti BBVA focuses on a talent strategy that preps, develops and supports the employees for their next role within a development model that aims to identify talents early in their careers, strives to increase employee awareness of career options and offers a personalized development plan. In this context, the Bank pursues alignment of the “Talent Solutions” practices with its fair and happiness-oriented culture that is also molded according to employee needs and is nurtured by the organization’s values.
Collecting and analyzing employee expectations in environments providing equal opportunities, and constantly updating the same in keeping with technological advancements, Garanti BBVA believes that it creates an environment that complies with international standards by maximizing participation in every aspect. The Bank places great emphasis on maintaining bi-directional dialogue channels to ensure that employees are actively engaged in the decision-making mechanisms and to benefit from innovative opinions. The Bank aims to increase employee satisfaction and employee engagement by collecting employee opinions systematically through the intranet, various questionnaires and other platforms.
Garanti BBVA puts career and training and development models that can be molded according to employee needs and expectations at the center of employee journeys.
Garanti BBVA reviews all of its employee-centric policies and new projects in quarterly meetings participated by the Senior Management before introduction. The decisions regarding the initiatives and action plans presented in these meetings are decided by a strict focus on employee satisfaction.
Under the “Talent Solutions” heading, Garanti BBVA has in place a Compensation Policy for employees, which is prepared in accordance with banking and capital market legislation and approved by the Board of Directors. The Policy is erected on job-based remuneration, encourages fair, transparent, measurable and sustainable achievement among employees, and is aligned with the Bank’s risk principles.
The performance evaluation system at Garanti BBVA measures employee performance depending on the extent the objectives are attained and the extent the values are enforced while doing that. Systematic bonus and performance models are supported by concrete and measurable criteria during the assessment, and they serve as major and effective management tools for achieving cost management and efficiency, while ensuring fairness among the employees.
Garanti BBVA has employee development in its focal point. The Bank devises schemes that increase the share of digital training programs within the existing training portfolio to give equal access to development opportunities for Garanti BBVA employees scattered in all 81 cities across Turkey, and aims to increase the number of training programs per person by the year.
One of the key goals of Garanti BBVA is to establish a fair and transparent working environment that is dominated by equal opportunities and diversity. In a bid to support gender equality and women’s empowerment in various ways, the Bank carries out studies that measure employees’ prejudices regarding equality of women and men. Garanti BBVA will continue to pioneer and further expand activities maintaining equality principle in the ratio of employees at different levels, the ratio of women vs. men employees, and in all fringe benefits and practices provided. Diversity initiatives will be themed around equality once again, and they will be put into life as shaped by employee opinions and backed by employee groups for higher inclusion.
The Bank strives to maximize employee participation in all processes associated with building a better working environment by leading an environment of open communication and by displaying a fair and objective attitude. Garanti BBVA therefore believes it creates an environment that complies with international standards.
Having reformulated its “career consulting” offered to employees in line with their competencies, knowledge, skills, and needs with a much more strategic and holistic perspective, Garanti BBVA established a model where consultants responsible for HR processes will also be in control of the business processes of employees working in the business area that they are in charge of. The consultants, who are responsible for the careers and development of employees, will present solutions aligned with business strategies and produce proactive solutions.