Strategy and Growth in Community Banking


The bank’s new loan production office has grown faster than expected, thanks in part to a clear-cut mission statement that helps attract talent.
Oct 1, 2021
The need to reskill staff — rather than “hire and fire” — is rising on financial institutions’ agendas.
Sep 1, 2021
Community banks that hope to attract and hang on to tech talent must monitor salary trends at big tech firms or risk losing employees.
Aug 25, 2021
Banks can’t shut down operations for a week or two like some firms, but expanding some fraud-prevention policies to all levels could help avoid burnout at all levels of the organization.
Aug 17, 2021
Short-term micro internships are helping community banks accomplish important work at a reduced cost while exposing college students to the possibility of careers in banking.
Jul 13, 2021
The Georgia-based bank hopes to hit the $1 billion-asset mark by the end of 2023, and “friendly competition” among commercial bankers could help it get there.
Jul 9, 2021
With M&A poised to take off, community banks need to do a better job of locking in employees for the long haul even if they’re not members of the C-suite.
Jul 2, 2021
The Connecticut-based bank’s partnerships with LGBTQ+ groups could help other institutions better understand how they can expand DEI efforts while also being responsive employers.
Jun 29, 2021
The Indiana-based bank’s open interview strategy could offer a template for other institutions struggling to find qualified candidates.
Jun 22, 2021
The community bank CEOs at Bankbook’s launch event offered an upbeat forecast for the second half of 2021 while acknowledging that the industry’s staffing picture will look vastly different than it did pre-COVID.
Jun 22, 2021