Michigan City, IN. — This year, American Banker asked executives at 90 banks that earned a spot in the annual Best Banks to Work For ranking how they’re handling challenges associated with hiring and retaining talent. It’s well known that competition for talent has been intense, and worker shortages are expected to persist in years to come as Baby Boomers retire.
Horizon believes one of the ways they are staying abreast of hiring and retainment challenges is because they have a better understanding of their company’s culture and have taken a progressive approach to their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. To that end, they have recently established affinity resource groups that are open to all of their employees, the first of which was focused on LGBTQ+ issues with more groups coming in the near future. The idea behind the voluntary groups is to provide a welcoming forum where employees can share experiences, build relationships and generally cultivate better understanding of each other.
“We firmly believe that by leveraging diverse and unique talents and listening and learning from different perspectives will support our future growth and success as a company,” said Chairman and CEO Craig Dwight.
Horizon has also defined and tracked workforce diversity metrics, to better understand where it is lagging or improving. For instance, the proportion of new hires who self-identified as minorities jumped from 16% in 2018 to 26% in 2020.
"We are proud to receive recognition as one of the Nation's 'Best Banks to Work For'," continued Dwight. "At Horizon, we recognize that our Employees are truly our best assets, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive, supportive and collaborative culture where people are valued, empowered to act, achieve their goals and contribute to the betterment of our local communities."
A full list of career opportunities is available at HorizonBank.com/Careers.
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About Horizon Bank
Horizon Bancorp is a locally owned, independent, commercial bank holding company serving Indiana and Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary Horizon Bank. Horizon also offers mortgage-banking services throughout the Midwest. Horizon Bancorp may be reached online at www.horizonbank.com. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC.
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