On January 9th, Saturday, UOB held the first UOB Day with all employees. UOB Day was established for all UOB staff (225) to gather together to praise God for His grace upon us and to rally for the 2010 business plans. All were in uniform polo shirts, also wearing bank caps.
For the year 2010, we chose "Arise, Shine" as the theme. It was taken from Isaiah 60:1. It is the time for UOB to arise and shine in 2010. It is time to arise from the past darkness, past mistakes and failures and past mediocrity. It is time to shine, reflecting the light of God, Jesus, in all aspects of our lives.
From this verse, we came up with an acronym of A.R.I.S.E. to summarize the main management objectives. They are:
Achieve transformation internally and externally
Reach out rural clients
Innovate solutions and Impress clients
Sustain operations and Sustain asset quality
Expand products and Expand delivery network
They are all big tasks and challenges. Trusting God's grace, however, we can move forward.
We also celebrated those who have been working with loyalty for 5 years and 10 years. We had 49 who have been in service for more than 5 years and 9 for more than 10 years, totaling 58! It was a blessing to have so many loyal staff. Also, we congratulated those who have been promoted as of January 1st, 2010. A total of 21 employees were promoted, including the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Human Resources.
I praise God for his goodness and thanked Him for His unceasing grace. - Jeffrey