First Bank & Trust Named Best Bank to Work For

First Bank & Trust has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2016.

The program was initiated in 2013 to identify, recognize and honor the best banks to work for in the nation. It is a project of American Banker and Best Companies Group. In all, 60 banks achieved “Best Bank” status in this fourth year for the program. First Bank & Trust ranked #17 on the list.

“It is wonderful to receive this confirmation of something we’ve always felt to be true – this is a truly great place to work,” says Dave Waligoske, President and CEO of Fishback Financial Corporation (bank holding company). “Our employees treat each other like family members and that reflects in the way we do business.”

Banks eligible for participation were evaluated in a two-step process. The first step reviewed the bank’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. The second step, worth approximately 75% of the final score, surveyed employees to assess their experiences and attitudes with respect to their workplace.

“The best part about this ranking is knowing that we are on this list because our own employees say that we deserve to be,” states Nan Poppen, Director of Human Resources.

The full list of Best Banks to Work For was featured in the August 29 issue of American Banker Magazine.