Management

Embrace the ‘Red-Nosed Revolution’

August 27, 2009
Your credit union is sprinkled with bright, empowered, innovative people known as Rudolphs (so named after the holiday character Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) because they can shine the light exactly where the organization needs to go. These people have always been important, according to “The Red-Nosed Revolution: Five Ways to... READ MORE

CU CEOs Delay Retirement

August 27, 2009
By Beth Stetenfeld The current recession put a lot of retirement plans on hold, and the retirement plans of credit union CEOs are no exception. Some CEOs say they want to rebuild their retirement savings. Others are putting off retirement because they want to see their credit unions through these... READ MORE

How Does Your 401(k) Plan Stack Up?

August 27, 2009
It used to be that simply offering your employees a 401(k) plan with the basic features was enough. But in the post-financial crisis era, it's important to measure your plan's success and take action when needed. READ MORE

Save the Smarts

August 25, 2009
Save the Smarts Judy Dahl Preserve your CU’s intellectual capital with a knowledge management system. Employees’ combined knowledge is one of credit unions’ most valuable assets. When a skilled employee leaves, years of expertise can walk out the door—unless you have systems in place to capture employees’ knowledge and use... READ MORE

Out of the Woods?

August 25, 2009
Out of the Woods? Mike Schenk Delinquencies are decreasing, but labor markets and income levels remain weak. Looking for a glimmer of hope in credit union financials? Look no further than recent asset quality statistics. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Monthly Credit Union Estimates Report—a compilation of operating results... READ MORE

Reward Star Performers

August 25, 2009
CUs turn to nonmonetary rewards during times of budgetary restraint. READ MORE

Mission-critical IT

August 25, 2009
Darla Dernovsek CUs step back during the recession to evaluate information technology priorities and operational goals. Credit unions haven’t put the brakes on every technology purchase or initiative as a result of the recession and tighter budgets, but information technology (IT) projects are having to prove their worth and potential... READ MORE

Corporate Stabilization Revisited

August 25, 2009
Jim Jerving New legislation ‘eases the pain’ and boosts CU ROA. Turbulence within the corporate credit union system and the effects on retail credit unions were dominant topics at the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) earlier this year. In May, passage of S. 896, the Helping... READ MORE

Staying at the Table

August 25, 2009
John Magill Poorly prepared legislation can have unintended consequences. This is a time of unprecedented change in America’s financial services sector. Credit unions, despite wearing the “white hats” through the financial crisis of the past year, have not been—and will not be—completely insulated from the aftermath of the financial collapse.... READ MORE

Turn Confusion Into Confidence

August 25, 2009
John Franklin Offer value to seniors through information, warnings, and counseling. Credit unions have great opportunities to diversify and broaden their memberships. Much has been written and said about the importance of credit unions attracting young adults and people of different cultures. The Hispanic population, for one, is gaining attention... READ MORE
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