August 31, 2018 — SouthWest Bank was recently named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2018. The Best Banks to Work For program, which was initiated in 2013 by American Banker and Best Companies Group, identifies, recognizes and honors U.S. banks for outstanding employee satisfaction.
To determine the Best Banks to Work For, participating companies’ workplace policies, practices, and demographics were evaluated. Employee surveys were also conducted to directly assess the experiences and attitudes of individual employees with respect to their workplace. The combined scores determined the top banks and the final ranking.
The 2018 Best Banks to Work For list is made up of 85 companies, and SouthWest Bank is ranked 19.
“This is such a special honor. We employ people that strive to be the best in many aspects of their lives – whether it’s serving our customers or our communities. Each and every employee at SouthWest Bank has helped shape our bank into a great place to work. To support their individual goals, we encourage our employees to attend various training programs, participate in local events, and to be active in the communities we serve. We also recognize their efforts as part of our core values and leadership program,” said Dewey Bryant, CEO of SouthWest Bank.
The Best Banks to Work For program is open to commercial banks, thrifts, savings banks and other chartered retail financial institutions with at least 50 employees in the United States. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking.