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In its continuous quest to better serve the banking sector and its human capital, the Association of Banks in Lebanon has created in april 2016 a Human Resources Development (HRD) department to grow beyond its training service capabilities.

This department aims to develop the HR departments in banks by coordinating with concerned parties on banking industry trends and employment legislation. Its goal is to assist and support banks in implementing best HR competency based practices and provide them with relevant statistical data and metrics while ensuring their compliance with HR resolutions, namely the Collective Labor Agreement.

Accordingly, the Human Resources Development department role will encompass the following sections:

1- Organizational Development

Assist banks in designing talent management / succession planning, compensation, grading systems and performance management programs based on best practices.

2- Corporate Social Responsibility

Assist banks to become more sustainable and socially responsible in addressing areas such as employees’ wellness, energy use, waste reduction, carbon footprint, civic role, capacity building, etc…

3- Learning and Development:

Keep organizing public and in-house training activities (conferences, workshops, seminars, short courses…) for employees of the banking sector while covering all Lebanese territories, according to a training calendar agreed upon with ABL / HR and social affairs committee and approved by the board of directors of the association.

The training Program of 2017 has been published and diffused at the beginning of this year. As for the time schedule, it is announced to Banks’ General Managers and Heads of Human Resources Departments once agreed upon with trainers. Registrations for the training activities are made by banks’ management that can apply via e-mail by filling the registration form, as well as through the classical ways of communication (i.e. mail, telephone, fax). Also, the department appreciates pertaining suggestions and comments. Also, the precedent  annual activities of the department are shown in the 2015 activities report.

The activities of the previous month of the HRD department are described in the ABL Monthly Bulletin, where details such as the main topics discussed during the activities, trainers, number of participants, location and sometimes recommendations submitted to banks’ management or supervisory authorities.

You may get several banking manuals and guides that the department has contributed to their publication and listed in the ABL Publications.

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May 22, 2017
A delegation from the Board of Directors of the Association of Banks in Lebanon, headed by Dr. Joseph Torbey and members of Messrs. Saad Azhari, Walid Rafael, Tannal Sabah, Nadim Kassar, Mohammad Ali Beyhum and Chahdan Jebeyli, as well as Secretary General Dr. Makram Sader visited Washington DC...
May 15, 2017
As part of its continuous efforts, since 2011, to strengthen the relations of Lebanese banks with the international financial markets, a delegation from the Board of Directors of the Association of Banks in Lebanon will visit New York and Washington from May 15 to 19, 2017...
March 14, 2017
The Ambassador of the European Union to Lebanon, Mrs. Christina Lassen, accepted the invitation of President Dr. Joseph Torbey to a business lunch at the ABL headquarters in the presence of the Board of Directors members and Its Secretary General...
February 22, 2017
On Tuesday 21st of February, Senator Bob Corker Jr., Head of the foreign affairs Committee of the US Senat and the accompanying team paid a visit to the Association of Banks in Lebanon, in the presence of US Ambassador to Lebanon Mrs. Elizabeth Richard...
June 19, 2017
BLOM Bank S.A.L. announced that it has fully acquired all assets and liabilities of HSBC Bank Middle East Limited – Lebanon starting June 17, 2017 after obtaining the approval of Banque du Liban...
June 15, 2017
Societe Generale de Banque au Liban, chaired by Mr Antoun Sehnaoui, asserts itself as a socially responsible company, committed to civil society and contributing to economic and social progress...
June 14, 2017
In a sunny festive atmosphere, Banque Libano-Française (BLF) inaugurated the fence of the construction site of its new headquarters in Mar Mikhaël, during Achrafieh 2020, on Sunday, May 28, 2017...
June 07, 2017
Banque de l’Habitat s.a.l. has been granted the Arab Banks Award & commendation of excellence in housing loans for the year 2017...
June 03, 2017
Societe Generale de Banque au Liban invited a large number of clients, prospects and public figures from the Bekaa region to a conference entitled “Investment in Bekaa - Horizons, Incentives and Opportunities”...
June 01, 2017
A press conference was held on May 31, 2017, at Bank Audi Plaza – Bab Idriss, to launch the sixth edition of the “Grow My Business” competition...
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