Human Resources

Relax, Regroup, Recharge

July 01, 2007
Relax, Regroup, Recharge July 1, 2007 From fitness rooms to daycare centers to décor, facilities that factor employee needs can retain staff and boost morale. Making the case for workplace wellness isn't difficult. Credit unions that prioritize employee health and wellness, design facilities around employee needs, and offer healthy lifestyle... READ MORE

Use Human Resources to Create a Competitive Advantage

July 01, 2007
Use Human Resources to Create a Competitive Advantage July 1, 2007 America is on the cusp of a serious labor shortage. Between now and 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates nearly 35 million Baby Boomers will retire, leaving businesses with one of the tightest labor markets in American... READ MORE

Eight Ways to Help Employees Get Fit, Healthy, and Grateful

July 01, 2007
Eight Ways to Help Employees Get Fit, Healthy, and Grateful July 1, 2007 Consider these statistics from the Industrial Physical Capability Services Inc., Hudson, Ohio: 37% of new hires were obese in 2005, compared to 29% in 2000—a 36% increase. If this trend continues, by 2010, one of two new... READ MORE

Thirteen Habits Every Manager Should Develop

June 01, 2007
Thirteen Habits Every Manager Should Develop June 1, 2007 Being successful in business requires forming good habits, says Ty Freyvogel, founder of Entrepreneurslab.com . He says developing these 13 habits will help managers eliminate problems before they arise: 1. Review all systems from top to bottom Examine what's working and... READ MORE

Health-Care Costs a Weighty Issue

May 01, 2007
Health-Care Costs a Weighty Issue May 1, 2007 By Victoria White Lennyx Corporate health-care costs continue to rise at alarming rates—double the inflation rate and four times defense spending in 2005 (the latest year data are available), according to the National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC). Employers now pay more... READ MORE

Why Don't You Target the Hispanic Market?

May 01, 2007
Why Don't You Target the Hispanic Market? May 1, 2007 By Tony Malaghan The latest U.S. Census Bureau population estimates put the U.S. Hispanic population at 42.7 million, or 14.4% of the U.S. population. This means one out of seven U.S. inhabitants are Hispanic. The Bureau projects by 2050 the... READ MORE

The Case for CU Innovation (Part II)

May 01, 2007
The Case for CU Innovation (Part II) May 1, 2007 Last month , National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations (NACUSO) CEO Tom Davis and NACUSO Board Members Lisa Renner (president/CEO of CU Holding Co. LLC and Beyond Marketing LLC, Lenexa, Kan.) and Steve French (CEO of MemberMap LLC, Cincinnati)... READ MORE

What Makes Companies Thrive? Eleven Myth-Shattering Findings

April 01, 2007
What Makes Companies Thrive? Eleven Myth-Shattering Findings April 1, 2007 Oft-cited sources of competitive advantage have little or no impact on consistent, organic growth. That was a key finding revealed in "The Road to Organic Growth: How Great Companies Consistently Grow Marketshare from Within," by Edward Hess.  Hess's research revealed... READ MORE

Spotlight: Kern FCU CEO DeAnn Straub

April 01, 2007
Spotlight: Kern FCU CEO DeAnn Straub April 1, 2007 Who: DeAnn Straub What: President/CEO Where: Kern Federal Credit Union , Bakersfield, Calif. How Kern FCU's culture changed since a 2003 embezzlement: The embezzlement really didn't really change our culture. An audit showed we indeed had proper internal controls in place.... READ MORE

How Can CUs Foster Innovation? Part I

April 01, 2007
How Can CUs Foster Innovation? Part I April 1, 2007 The credit union movement has some great thought leaders, says new National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations (NACUSO) President/CEO Tom Davis. But he rates credit unions' overall level of innovation as "relatively low to moderate." Davis and NACUSO Board... READ MORE

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