The Hardwick Report for January 2019

Conditions and trends in the banking industry brought to you by The Hardwick Group.

Conditions and trends in the banking industry brought to you by The Hardwick Group.


January 2019

Message from the Owners

The question we are most often asked by you is “What are you seeing out there?” The short answer is: a lot.

When it comes to hiring, career advancement and salary increases, the market is HOT.  Demand for C&I loans and deposits continues to be robust and most banks are adding experienced Relationship Managers to their ranks as well as building out teams and new LPO’s. Treasury management is booming and skilled credit professionals and administrative loan support are needed everywhere.

We look forward to helping each one of you this coming year in some way. Whether you need to hire talented bankers to reach your goals in 2019 or you are ready to find a new job to increase your happiness
and wealth, reach out to us and we will be happy to let you know what we are “seeing out there.”

Steve & Anna Andrasek, 908-362-1601, 908-362-1603

2018 Year in


Placements Made

12 Relationship Managers
EVP, Commercial Deposit Officer
Commercial Market Presidents
Commercial Team Leaders
Treasury Management Director
Treasury Management Sales Officer
Credit Officer
IT Manager
Loan Workout Manager
Retail Regional Manager
Credit Analysts
Commercial Closers
Loan Operations



Candidate driven market
continued–more job openings than qualified candidates
Bank HQ were renovated to be more “open concept,” collaborative and flexible
Community banks redesigned their websites, branding and names to modernize their image and stay current
Flexible work schedules–starting from home, working from home, coming in later
New Retail Banking EVP’s hired

Most Popular Job Openings

1. Deposit Gatherers
Construction Lending
3. Commercial Closers
4. Middle Market RM’s
5. Healthcare Lending
6. Compliance/BSA
7. Consumer Lending
8. Credit Analysts



Ocean First – Capital Bank of NJ & Sun National
Lakeland – Highlands State
First Bank – Delanco
Kearny – Clifton Savings
William Penn – Audubon
WSFS – Beneficial
ConnectOne – Greater Hudson
SB One – Enterprise
Mid Penn – First Priority
BCB – Indus American
The Bank of Delmarva – Liberty Bell
Manasquan – Metuchen Savings
1st Constitution – New Jersey Community
Spencer Savings – Wawel
Citizens & Northern – Monument

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