Amerant fosters a sense of collaboration by establishing cross-functional teams to carry out specific and strategic initiatives throughout the organization. Our Collaboration and Communication are part of our Competency-Based Performance model used for our pre-employment assessment when hiring new team members. It is also used to measure team member performance during their annual performance reviews. We have many collaboration tools that team members need to collaborate successfully, including a license to the entire Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Teams, and other online collaboration tools like Mural, SharePoint, and WebEx. Collaboration is also fostered during many community volunteering opportunities in partnership with local organizations. Additionally, launched in late 2023, our recent Business Resource Group, “We Are Multicultural,” provides an opportunity for our team members to share their voices in a collaborative, safe space while helping drive Amerant Bank’s vision to be the Bank of Choice.
Our team members are enthusiastic about Amerant Bank’s innovative and forward-looking initiatives, particularly our endeavors to expand into new areas, our commitment to sustainability, and our community involvement. They are eager to be part of our success story and actively contribute to it. Our team members and customers are our greatest assets. We have developed a team member value proposition that fosters the unleashing of talent and promotes exceptional performance, all aimed at delivering an unparalleled customer experience. Our culture prioritizes the well-being of our team members, customers, and the communities we serve, leading to repeat business from satisfied customers. Team members experience this dedication through their assigned tasks and involvement in special projects, as well as our transparent communication of our strategic goals, active participation in community service initiatives, and our engagement on social media, where we frequently showcase our team members and their families.
Amerant Bank exemplifies its commitment to leading by example through its senior leadership team. Our unwavering dedication to treating every team member with the utmost respect is a fundamental principle we uphold, leaving no room for harassment within our culture. We provide annual training for both managers and team members to ensure a comprehensive understanding of this value. To gauge the level of respect within our workplace, we conduct an Employee Engagement survey, offering team members an opportunity to express their overall experiences at work, including their feelings regarding respect. Mutual respect is deeply ingrained in our core values and is explicitly stated in our Workplace Code of Conduct. Furthermore, we have established a formal framework to address any grievances that may arise. In addition, we have implemented an anytime survey to measure the sense of inclusion and belonging among team members, enabling them to share their feelings of belonging at any given time of the day.
Amerant employs various education partnerships that allow our team members to learn with organizations like the University of Miami, Inclusent, RMA, Center for Financial Training, Moody’s, Dale Carnegie, and New Horizons to ensure we are addressing all learning needs. In addition, we have opportunities for continuous learning by attending external conferences and virtual events, hosting live sessions at our locations, or offering self-driven learning via our robust learning management system. We have opportunities for Career Development for team members to grow, enrich or explore opportunities in other units and encourage promoting from within when job opportunities are available. We provide our leaders with education to ensure they communicate the vision, coach, develop and cross-train to unleash talent in every team member. We also have a strong Tuition Reimbursement program that allows team members to seek their degrees while being employees at Amerant Bank.
Amerant’s values permeate every aspect of our interactions with people. Our competency-based model was specifically crafted to align with these values. This model serves as the driving force behind all our HR processes, including recruitment, performance management, learning and development, workforce planning, and promotions. These values form the very foundation of our organization. Moreover, our corporate recognition program, Aiming Higher, places a direct emphasis on behaviors that align with our values. Through this program, team members have the opportunity to express their gratitude by nominating fellow team members who have demonstrated excellence in customer service, active participation in community events, collaborative teamwork, or innovative thinking that has sparked new ideas.
Amerant’s high level of community involvement and giving back is a focal point of creating a positive environment for our employees. Our team members love to be part of the community events, whether it is a toy drive during the holidays, a 5K run on the weekend, Habitat for Humanity, or a beach clean-up. Our wellness programs allow team members to manage their work-life balance and overall health and mental health. In addition, we have programs like discounted memberships with gyms or class pass. We have lunch yoga sessions, lunch and learn sessions, and fitness competitions. Team members love to thank other team members who have done an outstanding job via our recognition program, Aiming Higher.
Our Chairman and CEO, Jerry Plush, walks the talk by having an all-embracing approach to our customers, community, and team members. He is committed to driving our strategic efforts forward by having a high-touch approach to team members and communicating via organization-wide meetings, corporate communications, social gatherings, and town halls. Jerry shows genuine care for our team members by ensuring we have a competitive employee value proposition, an excellent benefits package, and many internal growth opportunities.
Amerant provides full and part-time team members and their families with multiple options for comprehensive medical, dental, vision, short and long-term life and disability insurance, as well as Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) aimed at reducing their out of pocket costs. In addition, free mental and behavioral health resources are available for team members and their dependents through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Our match of the 401K is at the highest benchmark of the market. Our most recent success story was the launch of our employee stock purchase program (ESPP). The launch of ESPP allows all team members to share in the success by purchasing Amerant Bank stock at a discounted rate. Additionally, team members are excited about our recent Sports Partnerships, which have provided opportunities for team members and their family members to join in on the fun by attending volunteer events, games, and concerts.
Amerant Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTB) is a bank holding company headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida since 1979. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, Amerant Bank, N.A. (the “Bank”), Amerant Investments, Inc., Elant Bank and Trust Ltd., and Amerant Mortgage, LLC. The Company provides individuals and businesses with deposit, credit and wealth management services. The Bank, which has operated for over 40 years, is the largest community bank headquartered in Florida. The Bank operates 23 banking centers – 16 in South Florida and 7 in the Houston, Texas area, as well as an LPO in Tampa, Florida.
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