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Banca Transilvania, awarded for supporting the employees in the pandemic context

Responsabilitate & implicare sociala 2021-04-01
Banca Transilvania, awarded for supporting the employees in the pandemic context

Banca Transilvania received the Award for Excellence in Human Resources for the Health & Wellbeing #SafePeopleofBT program, within the HR Club Gala, organized on March 31st. 


The program was initiated by the bank in March 2020 and continues today to support, in the pandemic context, the nearly 10,000 employees of Banca Transilvania Financial Group, from a social, emotional, professional and financial point of view.

Between February and December 2020, the participation rate in #SafePeopleofBT program was almost 90%, and more than 30 people were involved in the development and implementation of the project: the BT human resources team and external partners (physicians, psychologists and trainers). The courses had, during the above mentioned period, almost 13,500 unique participants.

#SafePeopleofBT is the largest initiative dedicated to the BT Group team and includes actions and communication about:

  • Physical health: work from home, prevention and protection measures, PCR testing, purchase of oxygen concentrators, weekly communications, video interviews with medical and psychology specialists, workout sessions with personal trainers, influenza vaccination campaign.

  • Emotional health: psychological counseling, cognitive therapy, implementation of the kit for maintaining the emotional balance, mindfulness sessions, emotional agility webinars.

  • Mental health: development and adaptation courses to the new working lifestyle brought by the pandemic.

  • Financial health: financial education courses, including for the employees' children.


The main challenge of the program was to adapt, in record time, the training methods to the context generated by the pandemic: the development of new programs for the bank's e-learning platform, the training of the internal team of trainers to develop the skills needed to support live training sessions, the transition to online format of some programs, as well as the development of a learning content. 


More details on what banking has meant so far for BT, in the context of COVID-19, can be found in the BT Sustainability Report.