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Tailor-made HR Solutions

Human resource management (HRM) and human resource development (HRD) are of core importance in the development of top financial institutions (FIs). Competent and engaged personnel can create a competitive edge in a sector where products are often exchangeable. This is often overlooked in operational management and business planning

We help our partners to improve their staff management systems by offering tailored strategies and operational systems in HR management and development..

HR strategy design

Within the context of the institution’s overall strategy and the unique internal and external environment, IAS develops tailored HR strategies to achieve corporate goals.

Recruitment and selection

Successful HR begins with hiring the right people. A well-structured recruitment and selection process ensures that institutions attract the right talent. We support clients to develop and implement these processes.

Performance management and appraisal

The appraisal, monitoring, improving and rewarding of staff performance is an important element to increase corporate performance. We facilitate the design and implementation of performance management and appraisal systems.

Succession planning

Identifying new staff for key leadership roles is not always straightforward. The existing pool of internal or outside candidates may lack important competencies. Succession planning increases the availability of experienced and capable employees who are prepared to assume these roles. Our team supports partner institutions to develop and implement tailor-made systems.

Training services

We offer a full suite of training services, including: competency gap analysis and training needs assessment; development of training systems; and the design and delivery of training courses for all professional levels. We deliver training courses in the countries of our project partners, in our Headquarters in Frankfurt, as well as in our Regional Office Gulf States located in Dubai.

Training courses

The provision of training courses across a large range of topics is another crucial part of our services. Classroom and digital workshops, as well as on-the-job training and coaching sessions are the most important training methods we use.

We also offer the following microfinance topics within our Development Finance Academies:

The Frankfurt School Development Finance e-Campus has become a very successful e-learning tool for professionals interested in human recourse development, leadership and management.

A Proven Track Record of Success

Our team of experts in the Frankfurt head office, together with a strong pool of international advisers, implements projects worldwide. We have been working with the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) since 2011, where we designed, developed and implemented fully-fledged HR systems. In 2018 we kicked-off a new project with CBE to upgrade the bank's organizational structure in line with their ambitious vision to become a World-Class Commercial Bank by 2025.

Other examples of past projects include the review and revision of the performance appraisal system and job descriptions and grades for Kredi Garanti Fonu A.Ş, Turkey; the development of an HRM system for the Postal and Savings Bank of China; as well as optimizing the job analysis and recruitment process at HAAN Bank, Mongolia (now Khan Bank).

In parallel, our highly qualified team of trainers has facilitated more than 1.200 tailor-made training courses in the past 5 years for various private and public financial institutions worldwide. Our trainers cover all topics related to banking and microfinance, management and leadership.

We have also developed a microfinance certification course for the Lao Microfinance Association, which consisted of a 29-day technical program that was complemented by an extensive training-of-trainers program for local trainers in Laos.

Flagship Projects

Asia l World Bank l 2019 – 2020

Myanmar Financial Sector Training Center (MFSTC) - Design of Viable Business Plan & Development of Curriculum Framework

Asia l ADA  & MFA l 2015 – 2019

Development of a Microfinance Certificate Course (MFCC) for the Lao Microfinance Association (MFA) and Training of Trainers Delivery

Asia l GIZ l 2018 – 2020

Pilot Approach for Short-Term Training Courses in the Banking and Finance Sector in Myanmar

Europe l EBRD l 2016-2020

Training provider for EBRD partner and client institutions at the Joint Vienna Institute

Sub-Saharan Africa l Bunna International Bank l 2019

Training Program for Bunna International Bank

Sub-Saharan Africa l Dashen Bank l 2017 – present

Training Provider for Dashen Bank

Sub-Saharan Africa l Bank of Abyssinia l 2019

Executive Seminar for the Board of Directors of the Bank of Abyssinia

Sub-Saharan Africa l Abay Bank l 2019

Executive Seminar for the Board of Directors of Abay Bank

Sub-Saharan Africa l AUC l 2020 – 2021

Design and Deliver Various Training Programs for the African Union Commission (AUC)

Sub-Saharan Africa l EIFS l 2016 – ongoing

Training Services for the Ethiopian Institute of Financial Studies (EIFS)

Sub-Saharan Africa l CBE l 2011 - 2020

Consultancy Services for the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE):

  • Design and Implementation of a comprehensive HR Strategy
  • External Training Provider
  • Organizational Structure Study

Sub-Saharan Africa l REGMIFA l 2014 – 2016

Strengthening Middle Management Skills: Capacity Building on Leadership, Management and Supervisory Skills