Illinois Bankers Association

HR Resources to Assist Banks | Illinois Bankers Association


A talent management website dedicated to attracting candidates to the banking industry and helping banks find and retain quality employees. The pool of available candidates for bank positions has shrunk exponentially over the last decade due to a number of factors, including changing demographics, negative industry press and increasing regulations, and it is difficult for banks to attract and retain quality employees. BankTalentHQ, a full-scope talent management resource for the financial industry, helps connect qualified candidates with financial institutions.

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How would you like for your financial institution to become a partner in a growing workforce program that has propelled more than 2,000 graduates into rewarding financial industry careers with exceptional results? This 8-week free training program is seeking Chicagoland financial institutions to partner with the IBA, Association House of Chicago and BankWork$© to train young adults from low income and minority communities for lasting financial industry careers.


  • Qualified and job-ready Teller, Customer Service Representative, Relationship Banker and Personal Banker candidates
  • Employee loyalty
  • Investment in the local community and extended reach into underserved communities
  • Retention rates that exceed what banks generally achieve
  • The opportunity to earn CRA credits by facilitating workshops and mentoring participants

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HR Peer Group and Forum

The IBA hosts an HR Peer Group exclusively for member bank Human Resources professionals and anyone else who wears the HR hat. Participants share questions, challenges, answers and feedback via listserve in this active, real-time online forum. The group also holds periodic HR Forums for in-person updates and discussions.

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Bank Compensation & Benefits Survey

The survey results include annual compensation and non-cash compensation and other benefits such as sick leave, vacation time, bonus information, directors' compensation and benefits. 

Access Data Online
Gain access to compensation data without the need of extensive statistical application. Plus, you will have compensation data from our partner states, Iowa, Missouri and Ohio.

HR Source

The IBA is proud to partner with HR Source, an employers’ association dedicated to providing comprehensive, practical human resources expertise to over 1100 organizations of all sizes across Illinois. Whether you have an entire HR department, a sole HR professional or just a staff member with “other-duties-as-assigned,” you can be confident that your HR practices are effective, efficient and economical with support from HR Source. 

As a trusted partner, HR Source is pleased to provide 25% off the annual membership dues to IBA member banks.

Bank Membership Benefits

HR Hotline

Members call our HR Hotline with questions about everything from personnel file requirements to tricky FMLA issues or how to handle an employee termination. Access to our certified HR professionals, compensation and benefits experts and employment law attorneys through the Hotline is free and unlimited with membership.

Whether you need a sample policy, sample job description, or want to research a particular topic, the full resources of the Management Association are available right from your desktop.

HR e-Source

Our weekly e-newsletter will keep you knowledgeable and up-to-date on the latest developments in human resources, compliance and more.


Bank members attend our human resources educational programs and send their managers to supervisory & leadership training. Many of our members bring us on-site to their banks to train a group of employees together.

Affirmative Action Services

Most banks are required to conduct an Affirmative Action Plan annually and have it on file in case of an audit. The Management Association is proud to offer this service to hundreds of employers each year. Members of the Association are entitled to a 30% discount on our AAP services. For more information, visit the Affirmative Action Services page on our website. 

Professional & Legal Services 

When they need help with full project design, bank members rely on our support and expertise for a variety of projects including:

  • Compensation Benchmarking
  • Employee Handbook
  • Development & Review 
  • Talent Acquisition & Management 
  • On-Site HR Services 
  • Employee Satisfaction & Engagement Surveys

The GSB Human Resource Management School

Designed specifically for financial services HR professionals to help tie together important banking and HR issues, this respected one-week school will expand your knowledge of the business of banking, human resource management and employee performance. Plus, you will return to your organization with a network of colleagues with whom to interact and exchange ideas for years to come.

Scholarship Opportunity

$1,050 awarded to one IBA Member recipient