Kentucky-based banks named to nationwide “Best Banks to Work For” list

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky

Looking for a job in a Kentucky bank? American Banker magazine highlighted the “Best Banks to Work For” in 2021 and a few Kentucky-based banks made the list.

Stock Yards Bank & Trust of Louisville, United Community Bank of Western Kentucky of Morganfield, Independence Bank of Owensboro and Kentucky Farmers Bank of Ashland were among only 90 banks nationwide featured on the list by American Banker and Best Companies Group. 

Best Banks to Work For in Kentucky

The Best Banks to Work For program, which was initiated in 2013, identifies, recognizes and honors U.S. banks for outstanding employee satisfaction. Stock Yards Bank was one of only 90 banks featured on the 2021 list. Full results of this year’s program are available at American Banker and in the November issue of American Banker magazine.

Determining the Best Banks to Work For involves a two-step process. The first step involves an evaluation of participating companies’ workplace policies, practices and demographics. In the second step, employee surveys are conducted to directly assess the experiences and attitudes of individual employees with respect to their workplace. The combined scores determine the top banks and the final ranking.

See the full list of this year’s winning banks.

Stock Yards Bank & Trust makes the list

“Stock Yards Bank is honored to be recognized for our success in employee attraction and retention.  I’m incredibly proud of everything we have accomplished this past year, all while continuing to navigate a global pandemic. We continue to believe that the best way to serve our customers is through knowledgeable, engaged and enthusiastic employees. Being on the list of Best Banks to Work For is a direct reflection of our community bank’s commitment to service.”

– Stock Yards Bank Chairman and CEO James A. (Ja) Hillebrand

When asked about the bank’s key to finding and keeping its more than 600 stellar employees, Hillebrand told American Banker that “the most important characteristics we seek continue to be integrity, a strong work ethic and strong communication skills.”

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