Culture and Community

2021 Community Investment

It’s easy for banks to say they’re committed to making communities stronger. But actually doing it means rolling up your sleeves and getting to work. Bankers Trust gives more than $1 million to charitable organizations annually and our team members give back thousands of volunteer hours each year.

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Culture and Premier Workplace

We know our team members are the key to the bank’s success. In a year when many businesses struggled with workforce, our commitment to team members and elevating the bank’s culture and employee engagement helped Bankers Trust retain and attract top talent. Here are a few ways we built upon our premier workplace in 2021:

  • All team members returned to the office in July, providing more opportunities for collaboration and reconnecting with our co-workers
  • Rolled out a more casual Dress for Your Day policy, new Flexible Work policy, and numerous mental health resources based on team member feedback and to encourage healthy work-life balance
  • Furthered the bank’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by launching a bankwide initiative through CultureALL, updating our handbook with more inclusive language, and adding an Employee Relations and Inclusion Officer role
  • Established the Ted Economos Award for Integrity and Kindness, a legacy award honoring a beloved Bankers Trust team member who lost his battle with cancer in 2020, and recognized retiring East Branch Manager See Rodari, after a 42-year career at the bank, as the first-ever recipient
  • Launched the Career Discovery Program, repurposed from the bank’s management trainee program, to allow for specific development tracks across the bank
  • Revamped our compensation planning approach with a new analysis tool, outsourced pay equity to complement our internal process, and began an initiative to strategically look at role pricing in different ways to stay competitive in today’s job market

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