Employer of Choice
Hiring and Employee EngagementAt DBS, we believe that people are at the heart of banking. The ability to attract, retain and develop talent continues to be key to our continued success. We are committed to creating a great place to work for employees with opportunities to grow, develop and make a difference. Through our employee value proposition, employees can live fulfilled the way they define it – to be the best, be the change and be the difference.
Learn more about job and career opportunities at DBS Careers.
Our employee engagement score, through a survey conducted by Aon Hewitt, remained top of the class among peers at 82%. We were recognised by Aon Hewitt as Best Employer in Asia Pacific from 2016 to 2018 for inspiring strong commitment and superior performance from employees, driving business results through effective people practices, and managing our business in ways that build long-term success and sustainability.
Learning and Training Development
At DBS, we start building future leaders right from the beginning of our people’s careers. We provide structured training programmes for entry level employees and continue to ensure our middle and senior management have ample training and career development opportunities to constantly upgrade themselves and hone their skills.
We have an integrated approach to developing talent with equal opportunities for all. Our talent development initiatives are built upon the “triple-E” framework – experience, exposure and education. Through experiential learning such as job rotations and work-based projects; exposure in the form of observing, coaching, mentoring and networking sessions with leaders; and education through workshops and training courses, our talents are able to make great leaps in terms of growth and development, and progress in their careers.
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
We recognise the diversity of our people as a source of strength. We seek to create an environment that allows all our employees to thrive, because the diversity of experiences, knowledge and approaches that they bring is necessary to drive performance and innovation. We have an inclusive work environment encompassing gender diversity as well as a multi-cultural and multi-generational workforce.
As at 31 December 2017, 55% of our workforce and more than one-third (40%) of senior management positions (SVP to MD) are held by women. This reflects our philosophy of hiring and remunerating based on merit without prejudice to gender.
In January 2018, we were one of six Asian (ex-Japan) and among over 100 companies from ten sectors headquartered in 24 countries and regions to be recognised in the inaugural sector-neutral 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The reference index measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings. Read more in the full release here.