First PREMIER Bank has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2017 by American Banker and Best Companies Group. PREMIER is the only South Dakota bank to appear on the national list for three consecutive years.
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. Full results of this year’s program are available at American Banker and in the September issue of American Banker Magazine.
“Our annual ranking recognizes the financial institutions that are committed to investing in employees’ job satisfaction, career development and personal growth – a ‘return on assets’ that can be hard to measure by traditional means,” said Marc Hochstein, editor in chief of American Banker. “One of the most valuable assets for any organization is the team of people it employs, and banks are no exception.”
“At PREMIER we continue to work hard to build a culture that supports, encourages and empowers our associates and one that attracts the best people,” said Dave Rozenboom, President, First PREMIER Bank. “We value people and it’s great to be recognized by one of our industry’s most recognized and respected publications.”
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.
Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking.
First PREMIER Bank and its sister organization, PREMIER Bankcard, are headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and employ close to 2,300 employees. The bank provides a wide array of financial services on a local, regional and national level. They are the 10th largest Automated Clearing House (ACH) originating bank in the country. The organization has served as the bank for the State of South Dakota for 20 consecutive years. In addition, PREMIER is the 13th largest issuer of MasterCard® credit cards in the nation. www.firstpremier.com