Better than the dismissal, the conversion. For the first time, the belgian banks will host in 2019 a "transfer of employees", as seen in the belgian daily newspaper L'echo. The objective: to resolve the staffing problems in the bank and in different branches. To do this, the unions signed a few days ago an agreement for the "mobility of talents in the banking sector". A single trade union, a liberal, has not responded to the call.
The first agreement was concluded with an industry shortage of employees, health care. Thus, after training, these employees of the banks could become nurses or caregivers. Overall, in Belgium, training for health care vary between one and four years. "Once the contract is signed with the future employer and the training starts, the remuneration is paid by the new employer", reassures the Febelfin, the belgian federation of the financial sector, the belgian daily newspaper. Of course, the pay gap due to the status of apprenticeship should be big enough.The belgian banking sector in difficulty
A first information campaign will be launched in march next year and the first training courses are expected to start in September 2019. Everything will be on a voluntary basis with processes of individual coaching, training or temporary assignments to test his new job.
This experiment demonstrates the mutation of the belgian banking sector. Although the latter is recovering gradually from the crisis, it is suffering from the economic slowdown, the digitization increasing operations and, therefore, a transformation of businesses. The logistics industry, also lack of staff, could also be concerned in the coming months by this external mobility.Updated Date: 02 January 2019, 00:00