Human Resources

Think Strategically or Die

September 01, 2006
Think Strategically or Die September 1, 2006 By Max Villaronga Create a physical process Educate your team Make the commitment A decade ago, the credit union movement was more than 12,000 strong. But attrition has taken its toll and we now number less than 9,000. Some of our brethren have... READ MORE

CEO Raises the Bar at Work, Home

September 01, 2006
CEO Raises the Bar at Work, Home September 1, 2006 Who: Simone Lagomarsino What: President/CEO Where: Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Manhattan Beach, Calif. What I bring to the CU from the banking world: My vision for a strong organization has always been about service. We're all in the financial services... READ MORE

International CU Day Resources

September 01, 2006
International CU Day Resources September 1, 2006 Materials celebrating and promoting International Credit Union (ICU) Day now are available from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). 'Credit Unions Making a World of Difference' was selected as the official theme for this year's ICU Day, Thursday, Oct. 19. The theme, voted... READ MORE

Scope Out CEO Search Services

August 01, 2006
Scope Out CEO Search Services August 1, 2006 Recruiters: What to expect Common recruiting mistakes CEO Search Firm Checklist Patrick Totty Thanks to two trends, the face of CEO-level recruiting in the credit union industry has changed significantly over the past 10 years: Baby boomer credit union CEOs are nearing... READ MORE

Serve Hispanic Members The Right Way

August 01, 2006
Serve Hispanic Members The Right Way August 1, 2006 By Astrid Rial Credit unions are in a unique position to attract and retain Hispanic members. That's because by their cooperative, member-owned nature, they provide peace of mind and security, especially to recent Spanish-speaking immigrants who are wary of banks in... READ MORE

A Great Leader And The Great Wall

August 01, 2006
A Great Leader And The Great Wall August 1, 2006 Who: Hubert Hoosman What: President/CEO Where: Vantage Credit Union, Bridgeton, Mo. On being recognized as one of the St. Louis area's most influential minority business leaders and what makes an influential leader: Living the mission and values of Vantage Credit... READ MORE

Ten Tips For Negotiating Workplace Conflicts

August 01, 2006
Ten Tips For Negotiating Workplace Conflicts August 1, 2006 Conflict happens in all areas of business. Disputes can arise between employees, between business partners, between a company and a client. And if such issues are not settled, bad things can happen: good people quit, profitable relationships dissolve, and great companies... READ MORE

The Art Of Business Execution

July 01, 2006
The Art Of Business Execution July 1, 2006 Conflicting organizational activities, silos, redundant processes, and confusing policies block effective, consistent execution, according to the book, 'Get it Done: A Blueprint for Business Execution,' by Ralph Welborn and Vince Kasten. The authors identify 10 common challenges that get in the way... READ MORE

Protect Your Workplace From ID Theft: 13 Steps

July 01, 2006
Protect Your Workplace From ID Theft: 13 Steps July 1, 2006 By Karen Saul Identity (ID) theft has received a lot of attention from the fraud angle. But credit unions also must understand how ID theft pertains to their human resource functions. This crime often occurs internally when nefarious employees... READ MORE

Every Immigrant Is A Hero

July 01, 2006
Every Immigrant Is A Hero July 1, 2006 Who: Luis Pastor What: CEO Where: Latino Community CU, Durham, N.C. What are some common misconceptions about serving the Latino community? Some institutions don't approach the Latino immigrant community with a clear understanding of the situation and the support that we need.... READ MORE

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