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Articles Tagged with 'workers'
The Great Recession: Still on Shaky Ground?
June 23, 2014
How can you help members find financial highs while confronting recessionary tremors underfoot?
Our Employment Situation: What Is America Singing?
June 09, 2014
‘Job prospects for young high school and college graduates remain dim.’
Movement is Life
February 04, 2014
One-fifth of workers plan to change jobs this year.
Taking the Leap
October 02, 2013
‘The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it.’
Ephemeral or Harbinger?
March 11, 2013
Let your CU be a harbinger of better times for your members as opposed to a fleeting vision of delight.
Getting a Good Stretch
March 06, 2013
Many consumers are over-extended with payday loans.
Staff Turnover to Rise as Economy Improves
January 15, 2013
Expect dissatisfied, stressed workers to seek job opportunities elsewhere when hiring picks up.
Four Hands, 88 Keys
December 04, 2012
Consider the value of your partnerships, and realize it takes two to succeed.
Don't Throw Members Under the Bus
November 05, 2012
Good customer service requires genuine empathy, compassion, information, timeliness, and a desire to assist.
Service Without Reservation
July 02, 2012
How might your CU create superior member service interactions that ensure loyalty and promote member growth?
Credit Union Magazine
September 2014 digital edition
Apple Pay Will ‘Chew Into’ Interchange Revenue
Highlights from the Joint CUNA Tech/OpSS Council Conference
CUNA Tech/OpSS Conference Concludes
Sievewright: Buckle In for a Transformative Decade
Of Ants and Grasshoppers
While I thought that the premise of the article was good, I found one point very disturbing. It is that the Visions FCU ages people off their board at age 70. I found that really offensive. It perpetuates what I believe to be the regrettable marginalization of elders in our society, and the often erroneous assumption of debility and decline after a certain chronological age. Lots of folks over 70 are leading dynamic and viable professional lives and contributing to our society. How about Warren Buffet, a number of Supreme Court Justices, Jimmy Carter, the late Nelson Mandela and the late Maya Angelou, to name but a few, along with scads of writers, academics, performers, artists, and often our friends, neighbors and colleagues. If Visions wants new people on their board, it seems as though the term limitations and a nominating committee can accomplish that without aging all people off at age 70. I think that’s so insulting. And if those were paid employment, it would be illegal. I do wish you’d have picked a different credit union to profile---one that perhaps does many of the same things, without the arbitrary age exclusion. There have to be others out there.
David, good point about the "recovering comfortably" comment. That was an editorial addition--which I'll remove.
Many good points but too rosy? Will the "Federal Reserve raise short-term interest rates 1% per year for the next three years, starting in 2015—“probably next year at this time” ? I have heard from other economist that the US government will go bankrupt if that happens due to the QE the fed has done for several years. Also it seems an exaggeration to say “We survived a heart attack,now the economy is recovering comfortably." Comfortably recovering is too ignore the economic stress that many members still live with daily that will eventually affect many credit unions.
Karan, Great article and insight. I would also recommend that you start getting those credit cards into the hands of the youth BEFORE they are in college. One of the best ways to reach this young generation is through mom and dad. Before the student goes to college, get them started with a credit card (even if mom and dad are joint on it). It's never too early to start marketing credit cards. Mark
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