The objective of the recruitment policy at the bank’s Group is to acquire the best candidates from external sources and promote internal talents as well. As a result, the bank employs persons with different types of professional experience and skills.
The bank encourages employees to take part in internal recruitment (in the entire bank’s Group) as part of their professional development in other business areas.
In 2019, an image campaign Dzień dobry w pracy [Welcome to work] and #ZajmijStanowisko [#TakeAStand] was undertaken. The campaign is focused on the bank’s employees who reliably present the bank as an attractive workplace. A new career portal was launched on the bank’s website www.pkobp/kariera and new templates of recruitment announcements were designed and implemented. At the same time, extensive promotional activities were carried out in the social media with the use of dedicated graphics prepared by recruiters for the purpose of job announcements.
In connection with dynamic changes on the job market, the bank takes ad hoc actions aimed at obtaining candidates with specific skills or for positions that require targeted image-related activities.
The bank cares about the candidates’ experience in the recruitment process by diversifying the channels of reaching different groups of candidates, shortening the recruitment time or applying modern selection methods. At the same time, the candidates’ experience is analysed for the purposes of improving the recruitment process. In this area, in 2019 a Candidate Experience survey was carried out – the candidates completed a brief online questionnaire in which they were asked to assess the various stages of the recruitment process.
In the recruitment process, the bank and the entities from the bank’s Group care about human rights and ensure equal opportunities. The recruitment policy is based on high standards of counteracting discrimination and personal data protection with the support of modern technologies and information systems.
In 2019, the Recommendation Programme was extended. Its purpose is to encourage the bank’s employees to join in the process of looking for appropriate candidates to work in our organization. The programmes include about 100 job positions, for example, in areas such as the retail market, IT, corporate and investment banking and risk management for which the employees may recommend candidates with appropriate qualifications. Financial gratification is provided for an effective recommendation.
For years now, the bank’s strength has been to offer internships dedicated to students and young graduates. As part of the Internship Academies organized at the bank in 2019, a total of nearly 307 persons were invited to internships in various areas, such as IT and data analytics.
Cooperation with universities and high schools is important. In 2019, a number of workshops were organized at selected universities in Poland and in the bank’s headquarters, during which the students had an opportunity to become acquainted with selected areas of operations.
The bank also takes part in student projects. For example, it was a partner of the Build up your future and B in Banking student conferences organized by the academic clubs of the Warsaw University and the Warsaw School of Economics.
The bank promotes itself as an employer at numerous job fairs, university fairs, hackathons, meet-ups and conferences. PKO Bank Polski is also the host of the Agile Warsaw meet-up, where it builds its position as an agility leader.
These actions improve the perception of the bank as an attractive employer. In 2019, the bank received several awards confirming yet again its attractiveness on the market among candidates.
In the prestigious ranking of employers – Universum Student Survey – the bank was ranked 7th in the business category and 7th in the law category. Students rated the bank highly for technological innovations, an ample package of employee benefits and ethical conduct. The Talent Survey conducted by an advisory firm Universum is one of the largest in the world. It encompasses professional preferences and goals, career and sectors in which the respondents would like to work. More than 18 000 students from 71 universities participated in last year’s Polish edition, including students of business, law, engineering, IT, medicine, sciences and arts.
The Young Entrepreneurship Foundation granted the “Most Active Firm” title to PKO Bank Polski in the 15th edition of its “Day of Entrepreneurship”. The bank received this title for supporting secondary school students entering the job market and providing practical training in entrepreneurship and functioning in the world of finance.