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Peer-to-peer lifelong learning at OCBC Bank: Life hacks for older staff



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More than 30 employees of OCBC Bank, aged between 45 and 62, participated in the OCBC LifeHacks Day on 23 February 2018, where they learnt how to create a website, set up a business or community page on Facebook, sell or buy on Carousell, and go cashless with payments.

The LifeHacks Day aims to help older employees be digital-savvy and up-to-date with the latest mobile or web applications, in areas that would benefit their personal lives as well.

Employees who signed up got personal advice and tips from their fellow colleagues-turned-trainers. Besides live demonstrations, they tried some of the applications on the spot, and applied their learning through a hands-on exercise to create a Facebook business page.

Participant Esther Ng, AVP in group legal and regulatory compliance, said: “I really enjoyed learning how to build and create web pages. Knowing that it is actually not that difficult gives me motivation to start building one, not for business but perhaps to support a social cause.”

Leong Wan Yee, AVP in global corporate banking, added: “It was an eye opener and helped me keep up with the times. I love the personal interaction and hands-on experience, and the unique way this course is conducted – it is light-hearted, fun and enriching to our personal lives.”

Leong Wan Yee (1st from right) receiving personal tips on using online marketplace, Carousell.

Leong Wan Yee (1st from right) receiving personal tips on using online marketplace, Carousell.

 

The Day is part of the bank’s Life Refresh@OCBC, a lifelong learning programme which offers support to employees aged 50 and above in four areas: digital and financial technology (fintech) learning, financial planning, career planning, and health and fitness.

To date, over 300 employees have participated in the various programmes organised under Life Refresh@OCBC.

Lead photo / Provided [OCBC employees Leong Wan Yee (1st from right) and Esther Ng (2nd from right) learning about cashless payments during the OCBC LifeHacks Day]



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