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Korn Ferry Names Commerce Bank Outstanding Employer 2017 Winner

Commerce among one of three U.S. companies honored with firm’s inaugural engagement award.

Korn Ferry TM Employee Engagement Awards Outstanding Employer 2017

St. Louis, MO
– June 19, 2017 – Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) recently announced that Commerce Bank has been recognized among other top organizations in 21 countries as a 2017 employee engagement award winner.  Winners were selected based on data from Commerce Bank’s annual employee engagement survey, administered by Korn Ferry, and the percentage of employees who feel proud to work for Commerce and would recommend Commerce as a good place to work. 

Commerce is one of only three companies in the United States to receive this global award.  In speaking to this recognition, Sara Foster, executive vice president, talent and corporate administration said, “At Commerce, we believe highly engaged team members are essential to meeting our customers’ needs. This award, along with our recent recognition on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Midsize Employers, sends a clear message to our teams and customers – both current and potential – that Commerce is a great place to work and do business.” 

Employee engagement is widely used as a critical performance indicator by high performing organizations across all industries. Korn Ferry research shows high levels of engagement can help boost revenue growth by up to two and a half times over peer companies. 

“Commerce believes, and research supports, that people who are highly engaged and enabled in the workplace are more effective and committed to go the extra mile. This is a key differentiator for our team and our customers,” Foster said. “We are thrilled to be recognized by Korn Ferry as an outstanding employer, and we attribute our success in this area to a number of our internal team initiatives including our leadership development programs, robust internal communications, recognition programs and resource groups.  As we look to the future, I am confident we will continue to be a highly engaged team and remain a leading employer in the financial services industry.”

A complete list of winners can be found here: infographic_2017-06-14.pdf?_ga=2.125501514.1323676005.1497566352-727477445.1497566352.


About Commerce Bank

Commerce Bank, is a subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH), a $25.3 billion regional bank holding company, as of March 31, 2017. For more than 150 years, Commerce has been meeting the financial services needs of individuals and businesses. Commerce provides a full range of financial products to consumer and commercial customers, including personal banking, lending, mortgage banking, wealth management, brokerage and capital markets services. Commerce operates in more than 340 locations in the central United States and has a nationwide presence in the commercial payments industry.  Commerce Bancshares also has operating subsidiaries involved in leasing, credit-related insurance and private equity activities.

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