Workplace culture

Does it really matter where Wells Fargo’s CEO is based?

10/01/19

Incoming CEO Charles Scharf will remain in New York even though the bank's headquarters is in San Francisco. His hiring underscores the diminished importance of geographical proximity for executives at large banks.

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Inside Berkshire's ambitious diversity campaign

08/29/19

Malia Lazu, a former community organizer, is overseeing a cultural shift at the Boston company that includes a new program designed to make more loans to minorities.

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A paid week off to do volunteer work? First State's good with that

08/28/19

Management at the Oklahoma City bank prides itself on listening to employees, and embracing the volunteer policy suggested by the chief marketing officer is just one example of that.

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Do wellness programs need their own checkup?

08/28/19

It can be difficult to measure the effectiveness of the wellness programs that banks offer to employees to help keep morale high, stay competitive in recruiting and lower health care expenses.

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Anatomy of a smooth leadership transition

08/28/19

When H. Lynn Harton joined United Community Bank seven years ago, he knew he was on track to eventually become CEO. But he still felt he had to earn it.

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To reach the goal line, Citizens State focuses on 10 yards at a time

08/28/19

Executives of the Wisconsin bank realized employees weren't getting enough direction so they adopted a strategy that breaks objectives into smaller steps.

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How an ill-fated deal helped this bank find its purpose

08/28/19

Executives at Atlantic Capital Bank had to take a hard look at its strategy and culture after the acquisition of First Security Group dampened employee morale.

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1st Security's first impression of Anchor was lasting

08/28/19

The two banks' strong chemistry helped 1st Security's integration of Anchor go smoothly.

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Stearns Bank's message to employees: 'Prioritize yourself'

08/28/19

Employees of the Minnesota bank get a $500 "self-improvement allowance" each year.

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Citi raises minimum wage after prod from Maxine Waters

08/28/19

Citigroup quietly boosted its minimum wage to $15 an hour in June, joining competitors in awarding raises to rank-and-file staff.

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