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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 2018 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 2016 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 16, 2018
The ABL Board of Directors is very pleased with the parliamentary elections which were held in a peaceful and secure environment and based on a sound organizational and administrative process...
April 27, 2018
ABL is informing the public that banks will operate regularly on Friday 4th and Monday 7th of May 2018.
April 19, 2018
A Press conference was held on the 19th of April 2018 at ABL premises by Dr. Joseph Torbey....
March 05, 2018
The Association of Banks in Lebanon (ABL) honored the former President of the Lebanese Economic Organization HE Mr. Adnan Kassar...
January 24, 2018
A news is being spread around in the media saying that the monetary authority is planning on issuing a circular restricting withdrawal cash from ATMs of only Lebanese Pounds...
January 23, 2018
On January 17th, ABL hosted the second module of "CSR - The Series" in cooperation with Global Compact Network Lebanon at ABL premises...
October 09, 2017
During this week, the annual meetings of the World Bank (WB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a number of other financial institutions will be held in Washington, DC, with the participation of a large Lebanese banking delegation...
July 01, 2017
The General Assembly of Members was held on June 30th, 2017 at ABL premises at noon...
May 22, 2018
Byblos Bank and Eventa offered in 2017 in-depth training through the MONEYSMART Boot Camps to 219 young Lebanese men and women from 30 different universities...
May 15, 2018
The Center for Economic Studies at Fransabank has recently conducted a study entitled “Lebanon: Cedre Reforms vs. Economic Imbalances”...
May 14, 2018
OFID (the OPEC Fund for International Development) has signed a US$20 million bilateral trade finance term loan agreement with Banque Libano-Française (BLF) in Lebanon to support international trade in the Middle Eastern country...
May 08, 2018
As part of its CSR initiatives, SGBL has joined efforts with Teach For Lebanon NGO to raise awareness on financial literacy among young people in Lebanon...
April 27, 2018
Fransabank SAL, the fourth-largest Lebanese bank, is the first Bank to issue green bonds in Lebanon and the Levant region to boost the green economy, promote environmentally-friendly projects and help fight climate change...
April 20, 2018
BLOM Bank and Kidproof held a joint conference dubbed “Empowering Students with Knowledge” on Wednesday 18 April 2018 to renew their partnership for 5 additional years...
April 18, 2018
Digital security world leader Gemalto and biometric technology company Zwipe have partnered with areeba, a financial and payment technology company in the Middle East and Africa, with the support of Unilux Cards...
April 17, 2018
Byblos Bank has opened entries to the 2018 Byblos Bank Award for Photography...
March 21, 2018
Byblos Bank donated USD 50,000 to four Lebanese non-governmental organizations (NGO) during a ceremony held at Byblos Bank headquarters in Ashrafieh...
March 20, 2018
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting for the first time the expansion of international trade in Lebanon with a US$ 50 million trade finance line to Fransabank...
March 19, 2018
Fenicia Bank s.a.l. “the pioneer in compliance” represented by Mr. Abed Al Razzak Achour was honored during a conference targeting “fighting” financial crime...
March 16, 2018
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) completed an equity investment today in Bank Audi s.a.l. ...
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