Leadership articles

Best strategies to attract exceptional employees to your bank

Attracting exceptional employees to small and rural towns requires far more than competitive compensation. We asked expert recruiters and winning community banks to share their best strategies for finding and keeping the best people. By Kelly Pike When Emily Collins felt like there weren’t enough opportunities to grow as a banker in Springfield, Ill., she

High-altitude leadership

Rapid growth can be a trial by fire for a community bank’s staff and leadership alike. As those who have been through it tell us, the keys are preparation, consultation and a willingness to admit when things need to change.

You have the power

Last month, we looked at how ICBA’s lobbyists work to advance the association’s agenda on behalf of community bankers across the country. But as we learned, they can’t do it without members’ help. Here’s why, and how you can get involved.