Hiring & Retention

Recognize what women want, and need, to succeed

We can attest to how the banking industry has developed and supported the women in its ranks. The industry’s commitment to helping women succeed is being put to the test as we approach 2021. I encourage everyone to think and act boldly to consider what changes you can make to policies or expectations so that we all continue to celebrate and support the talented women at your bank. [Continue]

Pandemic impacts bank internships

While banks kept work flowing in early spring through social distancing measures and remote workforces, they had to make quick decisions about another key program without knowing when the COVID-19 crisis would end or how bad it would get. Should they bring on board their interns? Or did the ever-changing nature of the crisis make that idea too complicated and risky? [Continue]

How to stay connected while working far apart

Intentionality is the key to maintaining your relationships. Schedule a set date and time each month for a one-on-one meeting. Set an agenda to make sure important topics such as high payoff activities, behavioral and business goals are discussed. Consider these meetings non-negotiable and do not get in the habit of rescheduling, as this sends your team member the wrong message. [Continue]

The case for inclusion

While diverse hiring practices and an awareness of the growing demographic shift within the United States has lessened the gap between minority and non-minority bankers in the past several years, there’s still work to be done, particularly when it comes to including minority bankers in decision-making processes. [Continue]