The rising trend in recruitment continued during the year: at the end of 2012 the Banca IFIS Group had 457 staff, 35 more compared to the previous year. This increase is largely connected to the Bank’s growth and development, as well as to the need to operate in a market where risk management has become the priority, to the extent that it requires the input of additional skills and know-how in the receivables management division, and to promote internal growth by seizing new opportunities.
Qualified and motivated resources joined the most strategic business areas following recruitment activities carried out also through the Bank’s social network channels.
In autumn 2011, the Bank embraced social recruiting by creating a Linkedin company account setting out all the Group’s brands and divisions. Recruitment is carried out separately for each division, also using job posting videos in which the bank's employees explain the characteristics required for the position.
In 2012 we achieved very encouraging results, as in just a few months the job postings attracted over 25,000 visits to the company’s account; we received over 4,000 applications for the open positions in just 3 months; 30% of the new hires came from contacts established through LinkedIn. Banca IFIS’s online approach, “il Gruppo che assume” (“the recruiting Group”), was recognised as best practice by LinkedIn.
Aware that people are the Group’s key asset, Banca IFIS is committed to constantly creating new growth and career opportunities.
During 2012 the Bank invested in training, offering mainly courses on technical topics such as factoring receivables due from the Public Administration, the accounting and financial statements of public bodies, the Central Credit Register, Basel 3, regulatory updates and comparisons concerning money-laundering, privacy, the new Bank of Italy's rules on customer due diligence, the New regulation for banking and financial distribution networks, the New regulations for the prudential supervision of banks, and language courses.