DBS Bank India recognised as 'Best Employer' 2023 by Kincentric
India.06 May 2024
India, 06 May 2024 - DBS Bank India has been recognised as a 'Best Employer' 2023 by Kincentric for the fourth consecutive year. The award acknowledges organisations with exceptional employee experiences and a strong culture of engagement.

The Kincentric Best Employers study is one of the most respected annual studies with a robust evaluation methodology designed to understand alignment across business objectives, people processes, and employee experience. The jury evaluates shortlisted organisations and selects the Best Employers, who are recognised by Kincentric.

Surojit Shome, Managing Director and CEO, DBS Bank India said, "We aim to be a different kind of bank in every sense - for our customers and for our employees. Our goal is to make banking joyful by taking the toil out of the banking experience. Our workforce plays a critical role in bringing our brand promise to life. We constantly seek to improve our employee experience by finding ways to equip them with the skills as well as the tools to excel and adapt, thereby enabling them to deliver superior experience for our customers while aiming for better business outcomes.

Kishore Poduri, Managing Director, and Country Head - HR, DBS Bank India said, "We are humbled to be recognised as a Best Employer 2023 in India by Kincentric, marking our fourth consecutive win. This is a testament to our culture where employees are encouraged to 'Be the Best', 'Be the Change', 'Be the Difference'. Our endeavour is to create a supportive environment where employees feel valued, connected, and empowered to thrive in both their personal and professional lives. The win also reflects their efforts towards making DBS the Best Bank for a Better World."

Anurag Aman, MD, and India Market Leaders for Kincentric India shared - "Best Employers in India continue to stay ahead of their competition by having the winning mix of human-centered practices that not only enable great employee experience but also create differentiated business impact by attracting the right talent. They achieve higher business growth through a highly engaged team (Best Employers have a 5% higher engagement score compared to the rest). They have an edge both in the execution of people programs and in enabling positive experiences when it comes to empowerment (85% of the best feel empowered to make influential decisions), culture, and brand (5% higher confidence in the brand than the rest), and work-life integration (6% higher work-life balance among the best compared to the rest), to name a few."

DBS Bank India's Employee Experience Council enhances the employee experience by tailoring programs to individual needs and exploring innovative ways to engage and support the workforce. The bank has bolstered its efforts to enhance the overall well-being of its employees, ensuring a harmonious balance between their personal aspirations and organisational goals.

DBS Bank India's well-being charter focuses on the Best of Me, We, and E (environment). Through its holistic benefits basket, 'DBS Cares,' the bank takes a comprehensive and hyper-personalised approach to well-being addressing mental, financial, and physical wellness needs.

Employees have access to a flexible wellness wallet, 'iFlex,' to customise their benefits package according to their individual needs and life stage. This includes insurance and OPD coverage. Employees receive an additional top-up upon meeting their fitness goals through iFit, a comprehensive health management tool.

Aligned with its transformational leadership agenda, DBS Bank India invests in developing leaders at every level within the organisation, providing upskilling opportunities for career advancement and preparing employees for expanded roles. The bank has introduced iGrow, an AI/ML-enabled career enabler tool that understands employees' career aspirations and identifies new role opportunities, empowering them to excel professionally. The tool has achieved an adoption rate of 64%.

In 2023, DBS Bank India established a gender-agnostic Leadership Diversity Council as the apex governing body for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion agenda. This council operates with a three-pronged approach aimed at increasing representation across genders, abilities, and generations. To strengthen gender diversity, the bank has curated learning & development programs, including the 'MyPersona Women Leadership Development Program,' which prepares women for future leadership roles, and 'Reimagine,' which supports seamless transitions for women re-entering the workforce after a career break.


About DBS

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia with a presence in 19 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. The bank's "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings are among the highest in the world. In 2024, CRISIL Ratings reaffirmed its 'CRISIL AAA/Stable' rating on the corporate credit facility of DBS Bank India Ltd (DBIL). The rating on the certificate of depositsprogramme was also reaffirmed at 'CRISIL A1+'.

Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named "World's Best Bank" by Global Finance, "World's Best Bank" by Euromoney, and "Global Bank of the Year" by The Banker. As a different kind of bank, DBS is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, having been named "World's Best Digital Bank" by Euromoney and the world's "Most Innovative in Digital Banking" by The Banker. In addition, DBS has been accorded the "Safest Bank in Asia" award by Global Finance for 15 consecutive years from 2009 to 2023. In line with its focus on responsible banking, DBS was named the Best Bank for Sustainable Finance - India by Global Finance in 2024. Additionally, DBS Bank was ranked among the top 3 on Forbes' list of the World's Best Banks in India for three consecutive years, from 2020 to 2022.

DBS Bank has been present in India for 29 years, opening its first office in Mumbai in 1994. DBS Bank India Limited is the first among the large foreign banks in India to start operating as a wholly owned, locally incorporated subsidiary of a leading global bank. As a trusted partner, DBS provides a range of banking services for large, medium, and small enterprises and individual consumers in India, focusing on a seamless customer experience that helps them 'Live more, Bank less'. In November 2020, Lakshmi Vilas Bank was merged with DBS Bank India Limited. DBS Bank India now has a network of ~530 branches in 19 Indian states.

DBS is committed to building lasting relationships with customers as it banks the Asian way and understands the intricacies of doing business in the region's most dynamic markets. Through the DBS Foundation, the bank creates impact beyond banking by supporting businesses for impact: enterprises with a double bottom-line of profit and social and/or environmental impact. DBS Foundation also gives back to society in various ways, including equipping underserved communities with future-ready skills and helping them to build food resilience.

With its extensive network of operations in Asia and emphasis on engaging and empowering its staff, DBS presents exciting career opportunities. For more information, please visit www.dbs.com.

About Kincentiric

With over 50 years of employee research and decades of experience and specialist expertise in culture and engagement, leadership assessment and development, HR and talent advisory, and diversity, equity and inclusion, Kincentric partners with organisations to improve their health from the inside, transform at scale and achieve Best Employer levels of performance.

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