Human Resources

'Shy' Executive Honored For Leadership

December 01, 2005
'Shy' Executive Honored For Leadership December 1, 2005 Who: Jane Wood What: Executive vice president/chief operating officer Where: Wescom CU, Pasadena, Calif. How did you earn a 2005 Women in Business Award? A number of years ago, state legislators from the Pasadena area, Sen. Jack Scott and Assembly members Dario... READ MORE

Her Enthusiasm Is Contagious

December 01, 2005
Her Enthusiasm Is Contagious December 1, 2005 Who: Patsy Van Ouwerkerk What: President/CEO Where: Travis CU, Vacaville, Calif. Why you recently won a chamber of commerce award honoring exceptional mentors: I'm enthusiastic about my work and it's contagious. I'm a coach encouraging everyone to contribute to the team's success. It's... READ MORE

CUNA Salary Survey: 2005 Base Pay Increases Average Less Than 4%

December 01, 2005
CUNA Salary Survey: 2005 Base Pay Increases Average Less Than 4% December 1, 2005 Compensation consultants predict that across all industries, 2005 will be the fourth-consecutive year of average pay increases below 4%, making credit unions' budgeted base pay increases for 2005 fairly consistent with the national trend, according to... READ MORE

Mature Workers Can Ease Expected Labor Shortages

November 01, 2005
Mature Workers Can Ease Expected Labor Shortages November 1, 2005 Pursuing passions, not pensions Knowledge loss Tactics for strategic change The rapidly aging global workforce--caused mainly by the number of retirement-eligible employees continuing to work--is both a challenge and opportunity for employers, according to a report released by The Conference... READ MORE

Security, Innovation Top This CEO's Agenda

November 01, 2005
Security, Innovation Top This CEO's Agenda November 1, 2005 Who: James Blake What: President/CEO Where: HarborOne CU, Brockton, Mass. What's your CU's most compelling security initiative? Given the increasing pervasiveness of identity theft and fraud-related activities, we have begun a process working with our data center, COCC, [Avon, Conn.] where... READ MORE

How Much Should Your Staff Earn?

November 01, 2005
How Much Should Your Staff Earn? November 1, 2005 Is your credit union's compensation program competitive? Find out with the '2005 Complete Credit Union Staff Salary Survey Report.' Using data derived from a representative sample of more than 900 credit unions, this report provides the most comprehensive compensation analysis available... READ MORE

Scenes From Sri Lanka

October 01, 2005
Scenes From Sri Lanka October 1, 2005 By Bill Merrick Sri Lanka's credit unions (known there as primary societies) are helping members recover from the Dec. 26, 2004, tsunami even as they rebuild. The tsunami destroyed 153 primary societies and damaged 242, washing away member and financial records, currency, furniture,... READ MORE

Sound Off

October 01, 2005
Sound Off October 1, 2005 Listen To The Message Years ago, my uncle "The General" advised me to keep my mouth shut and let many of the comments that others make bounce off of me like water off a duck's back. I have tried to apply this advice to both... READ MORE

CUs Back Staff In The Military

September 01, 2005
CUs Back Staff In The Military September 1, 2005 Employees leave behind their families, homes, and careers when called to active duty. That's why credit unions' support of employees/soldiers is so appreciated. Here's how two Texas credit unions show their support. President/CEO Jim Brisendine and member services specialist Karen Junjak-Ivens,... READ MORE

Let Accountability Rescue Your CU From Mediocrity

September 01, 2005
Let Accountability Rescue Your CU From Mediocrity September 1, 2005 Accountability is a common buzzword in business today. People tend to say things like, "I'm holding you accountable for getting that report done." What they really mean is, "Complete this to-do list and let me know you did it." But... READ MORE
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