In a market where companies operate on huge global playing fields, with increasing financial complexity and constraints - we believe true value comes from being able to empower our clients to embrace innovation and drive their businesses forwards. We do this by adding value through the one thing that can really stand us apart – People - their commitment, creativity, shared responsibility, expertise, insight and versatility.
A success story
IQ, talent and technique are often thought to be the Holy Grail, but that is not the whole story. Without a good work ethic, social intelligence and creativity you won’t get very far in business. Performance is the sum of the qualities you possess and those you need to work on.
Our human equations
Talent and IQ alone are not enough to get to the top. Which is why ING looks beyond these when selecting the next generation of top talents, for example also considering social skills and perseverance. We draw inspiration from talent at organisations that we support or care about, such as the Young Captain Awards, Unseen and the Junior Company of the Dutch National Ballet. It turns out that ‘grit’ is key to making a breakthrough. Grit means being passionate about a long-term goal, and finding the right inspiration and having the resilience and perseverance to go for it. In the Unboxing Talent series we take a closer look at various talents’ journeys to the top.
Excellence = Wellbeing x EQ
Research shows that improving how you eat, move, sleep and relax helps you feel and perform better. Executives are “corporate athletes.” On the playing field, or in the boardroom, high performance depends on wellbeing. Performing at a high level over the long haul, asks for training in the same systematic, multilevel way that world-class athletes do.
ING started a WQ journey, which seeks to empower our staff and clients to achieve a higher Wellbeing Quotient. Together with partners TomTom and Lifeguard, ING invites staff, friends, family and clients to join our journey around four elements: EAT, MOVE, SLEEP and RELAX.
About ING Wholesale Banking
ING Wholesale Banking meets all banking needs of large corporations, multinationals and financial institutions. With a history that stretches back some 200 years, we have made a name for ourselves by helping clients build successful businesses. We do this by ensuring we understand your unique needs, by being a trusted advisor for the long term and by proactively creating innovative solutions and executing them flawlessly.
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