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Seven Steps to Better Business Planning

November 01, 2007
Seven Steps to Better Business Planning November 1, 2007 By Richard L. Sandenaw In your annual strategic planning sessions, is your approach focused for success? For example, what if changing business priorities and operational challenges prevent management from focusing on its board-approved plans? What are the odds that unforeseen problems... READ MORE

Talk is Cheaper When it Comes to Benefit Costs

November 01, 2007
Talk is Cheaper When it Comes to Benefit Costs November 1, 2007 By Neil Bartlett Want to keep benefit costs in check? Talk to staff about which benefits work and which don't, credit union executives advise. For instance, Nancy Snyder, human resource (HR) administrator for $160 million asset First Heritage... READ MORE

Twelve Steps to Staff Loyalty

October 01, 2007
You don't have to pay employees huge salaries to earn their loyalty. But because staff can make or break your credit union, you must find a way to keep the best ones around. READ MORE

Video: Unleash Greatness in Yourself and Others

October 01, 2007
Video: Unleash Greatness in Yourself and Others October 1, 2007 Unleash greatness by thinking bigger about what you're doing, says Rick Olson , founder of Rick Olson Seminars , Dallas, Wis. READ MORE

Seven Ways to Head Off Staff Performance Issues

September 01, 2007
Seven Ways to Head Off Staff Performance Issues September 1, 2007 You find them at nearly every place of employment—employees who exhibit "below standard" performance. At a credit union, it may be the salesperson with inconsistent numbers (dynamite one month, sluggish the next), or the assistant manager out with a... READ MORE

Why do CUs Fail?

August 01, 2007
Why do CUs Fail? August 1, 2007 Build assets, boost your ROA (return on assets) and you'll improve your chances of survival. So says a Filene Research Institute report, "Determinants of Credit Union and Commercial Bank Failures: Similarities and Differences, 1981-2005." The report, authored by James A. Wilcox , Filene... READ MORE

Kathryn Biddle Talks Training

August 01, 2007
Kathryn Biddle joined $245 million asset TopLine Federal in May as its training manager. READ MORE

Leadership Lessons From Doris and Dan

July 01, 2007

Twenty years ago, author Daniel Pink entered law school, following his parents' advice. But he's never practiced a day of law in his ilfe.

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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

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