Human Resources

Recruit the Best With Compensation: 12 Tips

March 01, 2008
Recruit the Best With Compensation: 12 Tips March 1, 2008 By Jeff and Linda Russell Compensation is a key human resource (HR) strategy credit unions can use to attract and retain qualified staff, according to "The Role of Compensation in Recruiting & Retaining Credit Union Staff," a white paper from... READ MORE

Hire for the Best Results

February 01, 2008
Hire for the Best Results February 1, 2008 By Joseph T. Sefcik We all say we hire for the best result, but is that always the case? When was the last time a "real change" was made to improve the results of your hiring process? Often, what we consider as... READ MORE

Benefit Prefunding May Offset Costs

January 01, 2008
Benefit Prefunding May Offset Costs January 1, 2008 By John Moreno Recent National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) regulations and subsequent clarifying opinion letters may slow rising benefit costs by allowing federally chartered credit unions to prefund future benefit obligations using normally nonpermissable investment vehicles. The most widespread example of this... READ MORE

Judy McCartney on Leadership

December 01, 2007
Judy McCartney on Leadership December 1, 2007 A new life chapter awaits Judy McCartney, president/CEO, Orange County's Credit Union , Santa Ana, Calif., as she retires Jan. 1, 2008, following nearly four decades in the credit union movement. In recent years, she graciously shared her time and experience by serving... READ MORE

Ho, Ho, D'oh! Watch Your Holiday Behavior

December 01, 2007
Ho, Ho, D'oh! Watch Your Holiday Behavior December 1, 2007 By Colleen Rickenbacher Michelle and her husband, Dan, planned to attend her company's holiday party. It was her first year attending, and they looked forward to making the best impression. Unfortunately, they made some serious mistakes. First, they didn't RSVP... READ MORE

Develop Leadership, Not Leaders

December 01, 2007
Develop Leadership, Not Leaders December 1, 2007 Leaders come and go. Instead of creating a cult of personality among specific leaders, implement proven, across-the-board leadership behaviors that don't depend on particular leaders. Doing so will create consistently excellent leadership practices that will survive your organization longer than any individual leader... READ MORE

Scenes from CUNA's Community CU Conference

December 01, 2007
Scenes from CUNA's Community CU Conference December 1, 2007 Kent Moon, president of Member Business Lending LLC , West Jordan, Utah, talks about the shrinking mortgage market. Bilingual signage isn't enough to attract Latino membership to credit unions, says Tom Tucker, executive vice president of sales and marketing at IBT... READ MORE

Snapshot: Benefits Costs Outpace Inflation

November 01, 2007
Snapshot: Benefits Costs Outpace Inflation November 1, 2007 Health-care and other benefit costs continue to increase well above the rate of inflation, according to the 2007 Credit Union Staff Benefits Report from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) . Costs for preferred provider organizations (PPOs) and health maintenance organizations (HMOs)... READ MORE

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

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