RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING IN THE BANKING INDUSTRY A CASE STUDY OF ACCESS BANK AND ECO BANK PLC.
With the advent of recent economic recession in the country, most public and private companies have resorted to laying off workers in spite of the observed development, some sectors like the Banking sector and layoff as well as absorb employees. Notwithstanding, such employees are given the opportunity of being trained and equipped adequately to effectively and efficiently perform well in their jobs. Consequently, the project examines human resource recruitment and training in the Banking sector, taking Access Bank and Eco bank as a case study. In achieving the sole objective of the study, a number of research tools were employed; such as the questionnaire, oral and structured interviews and content analysis of relevant documents like the Banks recruitment policy manual. In the course of the study, the researcher discovered that though the Banks’ recruitment and training methods are good enough, there is still need for improvement. Based on the finding in recognition of the fact that human resource constitutes an integral part of any organization, the research proffered some suggestions. Thus the need for periodic and system recruitment programmes, provision of checks and balance to streamline the imbalance and bureaucracy in the final nomination of staff for training. It is conviction of the researcher that this research study will in no distance time provide a basis for improvement in the recruitment and training methods of Access Bank in the attainment of organizational objectives.