News - 11/22/2013


The Boston Globe Names PeoplesBank a Top Place to Work

HOLYOKE, MA (November 22, 2013) - For the second year in a row and after an independent survey by WorkplaceDynamics, the Boston Globe has named PeoplesBank as one of Massachusetts’ best employers in its Top Places to Work magazine. “The companies on our Top Places to Work list foster productivity and innovation by investing in the happiness of their employees, which cannot solely be measured in dollars and cents,” said Boston Globe Business Editor Mark Pothier. The Boston Globe invited 1,746 companies to participate, more than 76,000 employee surveys were completed, and 125 were chosen as finalists.

Photo of PeoplesBank employeesDouglas A.  Bowen, President and CEO of PeoplesBank, credited the employees for the bank’s second Top Places to Work award, stating, “This award is really an affirmation from our associates. The Boston Globe named PeoplesBank a Top Place to Work, but their dedication makes it a great place to work.”

PeoplesBank attributed its success in being named again this year to a High-Performance Culture that is focused on community service, environmental sustainability and employee engagement. According to Janice Mazzallo, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at PeoplesBank, the bank has created a unique culture and values set that focus on employee development, life-work balance and community service. “In order for people to feel engaged, they need to feel as if the company cares about them. Our associates know that that we expect them to be effective and serve customers in a professional manner. They are also clear that we care about them, their families, and the community.”

The Boston Globe also noted that out of the 125 finalist, PeoplesBank was one of 11 that improved its score the most over last year. The Top Places to Work magazine also highlighted the positive impact of the bank’s weekly farmers’ market. “We’re a local community bank, and for us to be supporting local agriculture, that’s just very important to us,” stated Susan B. Wilson, First Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, in the article.



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