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Self-Service HR Cuts Costs, Improves Efficiency

May 01, 2006
Self-Service HR Cuts Costs, Improves Efficiency May 1, 2006 By M. Sharon Baker Jim Maldonado shaved more than 15 hours of paper shuffling and tedious data entry from his workweek when Twin City Co-ops Federal Credit Union, Roseville, Minn., moved some of its manual processes to a Web-based software solution.... READ MORE

Mimi Lieb: The Ultimate Team Player

April 01, 2006
Mimi Lieb: The Ultimate Team Player April 1, 2006 Who: Mimi Lieb What: President/CEO Where: Transportation FCU, Washington, D.C. Why my CU and others formed a disaster recovery/business continuity credit union service organization (CUSO): The collective approach lets us take advantage of economies of scale and provides a far more... READ MORE

Innovation Expert To Lead NACUSO Conference

April 01, 2006
Innovation Expert To Lead NACUSO Conference April 1, 2006 The National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations (NACUSO) will headline Michael Raynor, author of the New York Times bestseller, 'The Investor's Solution,' at its annual conference May 15-18 at The Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. 'Innovation and collaboration are the... READ MORE

Check Out CUNA's May Educational Offerings

April 01, 2006
Check Out CUNA's May Educational Offerings April 1, 2006 Marketing Management School: Update, takes place simultaneously with Parts I and II, May 7-12 in San Diego. The update looks into topics suchas serving members of modest means, choosing an ad agency, conducting focus groups, e-service, word-of-mouthmarketing, and more. Part I... READ MORE

Hurricane Katrina: The Aftermath

March 01, 2006
Hurricane Katrina: The Aftermath March 1, 2006 By Bill Merrick 'At first light, the devastation is greater than our worst fears. It's just totally overwhelming,' Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, board member at La Capitol Federal Credit Union, Baton Rouge, La., told The New York Times (Aug. 30) during Hurricane... READ MORE

Don't Let E-Mail Steal Your Time: Six Tips

March 01, 2006
Don't Let E-Mail Steal Your Time: Six Tips March 1, 2006 E-mail can rob employees of two work hours each day, according to 'Total Workday Control Using Microsoft® Outlook: The Eight Best Practices of Task and E-mail Management,' by Michael Linenberger. Spending eight hours to learn a new way to... READ MORE

Bruce Beaudette: 'Carry Your Share Of The Advocacy Load'

March 01, 2006
Bruce Beaudette: 'Carry Your Share Of The Advocacy Load' March 1, 2006 Who: Bruce Beaudette What: CEO Where: Sunmark FCU, Schenectady, N.Y. Why did you become politically active? It began in earnest with the bankers' lawsuit, the Supreme Court decision on credit unions' fields of membership, and H.R. 1151. I... READ MORE

Short-Term Favor Becomes Lifelong Commitment

March 01, 2006
Short-Term Favor Becomes Lifelong Commitment March 1, 2006 Who: Juri Valdov What: President/CEO Where: Northwest FCU, Herndon, Va. As CUNA chairman, the biggest challenge I see facing CUs: Retaining the privilege of our tax-exempt status. We all must work together with resolve, cooperation, and unity. Loss of our tax-exempt status... READ MORE

Rainy-Day Leadership: Build An Emotional Account With Employees

February 01, 2006
Rainy-Day Leadership: Build An Emotional Account With Employees February 1, 2006 Improving communication with employees, giving workers more input into corporate decisions, and appreciating staff's performance are like putting money into an 'emotional account,' according to Quint Studer, CEO of Studer Group, Gulf Breeze, Fla., and author of "Hardwiring Excellence:... READ MORE

Take Your CU To The Next Level

February 01, 2006
Take Your CU To The Next Level February 1, 2006 By John Redding If you throw a frog in a pot of boiling water, it immediately will jump out of the pot. But if you put a frog in a pan of room-temperature water and gradually heat it on a... READ MORE

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