CKB awarded the Excellence During Challenges recognition
CKB was awarded the Excellence During Challenges award for quality employee management during the coronavirus pandemic. This is an award given by the consulting company SELECTIO in order to promote companies that put the interests and needs of employees first, especially in challenging times. In addition, the purpose of the recognition is to emphasize the importance of caring for employees in times of crisis, as well as to promote good practices that were initiated in the business world during this period.
During the pandemic, the priority in CKB was to preserve the health and safety of employees and clients. Also, special care was taken to continuously and transparently communicate strategically important decisions and information relevant to the entire team.
CKB employees were provided with the option to work from home in a timely manner, with available equipment and digital tools. Members of the CKB team who were not able to work from home, during their stay at the Bank's premises, were provided with an environment that strictly complies with the prescribed measures, as well as all accompanying protective equipment.
During the pandemic, salaries and employee benefits were not reduced. In order to further strengthen the team in this demanding period, the Bank has launched additional mechanisms for rewarding and motivating employees.
In particular, it should be borne in mind that in parallel with the adequate management of the circumstances caused by the pandemic, the process of merging Podgoricka banka with CKB, one of the most complex processes of this type on the Montenegrin market, has been successfully implemented.
"People are the greatest value of CKB and a prerequisite for our every success. For us at CKB, preserving employee health, from the first moment of the pandemic, has been an absolute priority. I am proud to be at the head of a team that has shown a great degree of empathy, commitment and professionalism!”- said Mr. Pál Kovács, Chief Executive Officer of CKB.
Žana Đurović, Director of the Human Resources Department, sees the Excellence During Challenges award as a recognition for the entire HR team that has made an immeasurable contribution to the adequate management of the circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
"The public health crisis has further emphasized the importance of HR and how much the support the employees receive from us means to them in such a difficult period. The entire HR team of CKB worked hard to provide adequate support to our colleagues during this challenging time. We did everything in our power to alleviate the new situation for the employees and, based on their reactions, I believe that we succeeded in that."- concluded Ms. Đurović.