EPCOR Members Among Best Banks to Work For

This article originally ran on October 27, 2020 on American Banker’s website.

This year has certainly tested financial institution executives’ ability to manage during a crisis.

Apart from dealing with the myriad business challenges thrown at them by the coronavirus pandemic, many are trying to maintain the morale of employees, working remotely and coping with stresses of their own.

This year American Banker asked executives at the 85 institutions included in the ranking of the Best Banks to Work For to reveal how they have kept employees engaged and motivated in this most difficult of years.

The participants, mostly CEOs, emphasized that there’s no such thing as too much communication in times like these, as silence often leads employees to assume the worst. They also stressed the importance of reassuring workers that their jobs were safe, their pay would not be cut and that their colleagues have their backs when they need to step away from work to take care of loved ones or help children with remote learning. And whenever possible, the executives said, try to brighten employees’ days with perks, such as free meals, fun competitions and virtual social events.

Congratulations to the thirteen EPCOR members who made American Banker’s list this year.

9) The First State Bank
13) United Community Bank of West Kentucky
16) FNBC Bank
17) NebraskaLand National Bank
22) Marquette Savings Bank
30) Independence Bank
36) Stock Yards Bank & Trust
39) First Internet Bank
44) Enterprise Bank & Trust
61) First Bank & Trust Co
70) Kentucky Farmers Bank
76) Civista Bank
80) First Busey Corp.

To view the full list and read EPCOR member stories, click here.

Source: American Banker