At Sandy Spring Bank, our employees serve as financial advocates for our clients, delivering the best possible financial solutions to meet their needs. Attracting, retaining and developing a diverse, highly skilled workforce and creating a workplace where everyone feels included, respected and valued is key to our ability to deliver a remarkable client experience. Our employees are at the heart of our success.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At Sandy Spring Bank, fostering a positive and highly productive environment begins with treating all employees and clients with respect. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where all backgrounds, experiences, interests and skills are respected, appreciated and encouraged.
Celebrating the value of diversity begins with understanding and embracing the different markets we serve. We recognize the diversity that exists in our client relationships and our ties to local communities. We wish to enrich our workforce by attracting and retaining individuals for their skills, experience, culture and traits. Employees who bring a variety of perspectives and experiences help us to understand the diverse needs of our clients.
Our efforts to build and maintain a diverse workforce include using digital tools to increase the visibility of our job postings among underrepresented job seekers, including veterans, individuals with disabilities, older workers and minority populations. We are also expanding our recruiting efforts to area community colleges and universities with diverse student populations.
Honesty, integrity and respect for others are central to everything we do, and building a diverse and inclusive workforce is a component of our strategic plan.
Beginning in July 2020, the monthly topics for "Meeting in a Box" shifted to discussions about diversity and inclusion. Each team was encouraged to discuss times when they felt like an outsider, the paradigms and assumptions we have, and how we can create a safe space for colleagues and clients.
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