A local bank, Exim Bank, has said that it has benefited from using local experts whose talents it undertook to groom.
This was said recently by the bank’s general manager, Dinesh Arora, when addressing journalists in Dar es Salaam. He said they had always been grooming local talents and tapping qualified and skilled Tanzanians in the diaspora.
“In 2011 alone we offered various positions to over 22 non-resident Tanzanians, facilitating a return to their homeland,” he said.
The GM said the bank’s human resources policy incorporated vision for home-grown expertise, focusing on the recruitment of fresh graduates from local schools and colleges, thus forming a reservoir of local talent.
“The recruitment of indigenous personnel is critical to the survival of the banking industry in order to combat stiff competition and keep pace with rapid growth.
“Exim Bank believes in the potential of the people of a resurgent Tanzania, thus securing the industriousness and productivity of highly motivated and competent Tanzanians,” he stressed.
With long-term sustainability as its central goal, the bank has established The Exim Academy, a training centre offering internal courses to its staff.
Arora said the bank had taken credible steps to sponsor its staff for external courses in different disciplines, including banking, accountancy, auditing and marketing at mid-career and professional levels.
“Whilst fresh college graduates could find the opportunity to seek the entry-level positions at the bank, the managerial, assistant managerial and senior positions are filled internally," he said.