How CUs can master the ‘exploit and explore’ philosophy with TMG’s Shazia Manus

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Members Group CEO Shazia Manus joins us to discuss her latest white paper entitled “Reimagined Banking in the Age of the Consumer: ‘Exploit and Explore’ Philosophy will Secure the Futures of Community Financial Institutions.” Shazia explains what she means by mastering the “exploit and explore” business philosophy for credit unions to continue their path to increased success. continue reading »last_img read more

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Secrets of recruiting and retention

first_img 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kim Kreps Kim Kreps, VP & Executive Search Director, is often asked for her insight on pressing issues and industry trends.  Find out how today’s workforce is evolving when it comes to … Web: www.jmfa.com Details Q:  What are some ways a multi-generational workforce impact the banking and credit union industry?A:  For the first time in history, we have four generations working side by side. It is important to understand that each generation has different work and lifestyle expectations, and what worked 10 years ago—or even two years ago!— to recruit talent is not effective today. One size fits all just doesn’t work, and you can be sure your competitors are taking a much more aggressive approach to strengthen their arsenal to walk into this War on Talent every day.Therefore, we must reevaluate our recruitment toolboxes constantly and measure our recruiting and retention results in order to be successful.Q:  What do we know about Millennials as it relates to the current and future landscape of the workforce?A:  Millennials (born between 1982 and 2000) are the largest generation in history. According to Pew Research, this generation currently accounts for 34% of the American workforce, a number that is expected to grow to 75% by 2025. Generally speaking, Millennials seek tools and ways to make life easier; prefer to conduct business online; actively use social media, and prefer to shop local/family-owned/small businesses over “big-box” or large corporations. This is an exciting revelation that gives community banks a huge opportunity to attract Millennials as both customers and employees. You can best reach them via social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, and the like.Q:  What are some common workplace values that each generation shares?A:  Regardless of age or job description, everyone needs to have a clear understanding of his or her responsibilities and know what is expected of them when it comes to priorities, goals, and performance.Whether you’re 25 or 55, you want to be recognized for your successes. A company should have recognition and reward systems in place, utilizing everything from verbal praise to coaching to incentive and bonus plans.Also, at every level within the organization, regular feedback and two-way communication are vital to making employees feel valued. While this does require leaders to seek out their employees and ask for input or ideas on important issues, the effort can produce innovative ways to improve service and performance.One CEO at the conference meets with a randomly selected group of employees for lunch once a month to bounce ideas around and solicit feedback. He said it has made a positive impact on retention and staff morale, and they have had fewer growing pains since opening up the lines of communication.Q:  How can a company attract top talent, regardless of age?A:  We live in a time where companies must build a brand and position itself as a great place to work, in order to remain competitive in recruiting and retaining talent. You don’t want to be just another place to work; you want to differentiate from your competitors and be a MAGNET. Using Millennials as an example, they would typically want to see evidence that your company is a fun place to work. Positioning your company in innovative ways also attracts talent and displays the organization’s culture in a powerful way.Q:  What are some ways banks can keep recruiting costs down while still being competitive?A:  Successful organizations are taking a much more aggressive approach with recruitment. This includes creating a recruitment culture within the company, letting staff serve as brand ambassadors and talent scouts. This also involves making vendors aware of hiring needs to build a network for quality referrals and leads.I can’t stress enough how important it is to make sure your current recruiting and retention strategy is relevant and frequently evaluated. Companies must attract the right candidates who not only bring the essential skills but also fit the corporate culture.Knowing these things, is it time to reevaluate your recruiting and retention strategy? To connect with one of our recruiters, contact us at 866-264-5017 or send us an email at recruiting@jmfa.com last_img read more

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The voice of the Entrepreneur indicates the incompleteness of relaxation measures

first_imgHotel owners, especially small family hotels as well as restaurants they ask why they can’t work and when will they be able to? They also ask why the restaurant is allowed to operate only for users of accommodation facilities? Who will come to us anyway? and emphasize how willing they are to adhere to all measures, just so they can work. The UGP examined what their members think about how quickly it is necessary to react and relax some measures.  The largest segment is looking for reasonable security measures to open a business. Also, this survey further reflects the reality of Croatian entrepreneurs who have to weigh between their health and the risk to which they are exposed, the sustainability of their business and their financial future, so the largest segment of 87% of entrepreneurs is willing to work out of necessity. To the question: When to relax measures and open closed shops and bars? – More than 78% of entrepreneurs believe that it should be opened as soon as possible, but with reasonable security measures. Event agencies, travel agencies, companies from the wedding sector, cultural events they wonder why masses are allowed and weddings and other events are not allowed? As a measure, they point out that before registration, participants can have their temperature measured, given masks and gloves. Install disinfectants at the entrances and in the hall Or, if that is not an option – expect some approximate date on which they can fictitiously count – June, July, September, the end of the year, next year. “Anything that can be planned because this is insane. They have completely forgotten one branch of the economy”Entrepreneurs point out. Many traders also have additional questions Do you expect the exact prescribed conditions for opening stores for Monday? Will the fact be taken into account that not all stores are self-service, and that the barrier at the point of payment does not reduce the contact between customers and sellers? Following the relaxation plan announced yesterday, and in anticipation of the CNIPH Ordinance, the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association (UGP) brings the opinions of entrepreneurs and craftsmen, as well as a number of open issues. Very close to them are the additional 9% who also believe that the relaxation of the measure is necessary as soon as possible, but they are even more cautious, so they are still looking for strict security measures. Almost 8% of them state that safety is still in the first place, and that everything else can wait. About 3% of those who think that this year was lost to generate income have resigned. “Gentlemen in the Government, this must not be done, it is high time to organize, start giving clear and coordinated measures and instructions, and we ask you – why did you not accept our proposal to form an economic crisis headquarters, as a central place for implementation of all measures and adjustments? and control of the same? Instead of coordinated measures, you now have a mess among ministries, counties, cities, the CNIPH, the CZ Crisis Staff, the inspectorate and many other public bodies”Concludes Bujas. The UGP emphasizes that from the beginning they proposed to the Government that seasonal craftsmen and workers enter the package of Measures, if necessary on a monthly basis.  “Events, driving schools, restaurants within the hotel and many others have been completely forgotten in the opening measures, what will happen to them? I would additionally emphasize that at yesterday’s Government session, the proposal to abolish the forced membership fee of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce was smoothly rejected, we wonder why such an imposition is still allowed, why such coercion is done in our society? The same question applies to all parafiscal levies, the association Glas Poduzetnika demands the immediate abolition of all parafiscal levies.” The mode of operation in all service industries, shopping malls, office operations is unclear, and it is unknown when this will be clarified. There is also no clear information on working hours. It is also unclear whether and what impact the COVID score announced by FINA will have on the allocation of CES grants. Below is an overview of issues related to individual business segments collected from our members, point out the UGP. UGP survey: More than 78% of entrepreneurs believe that it should be opened as soon as possible, but with reasonable security measures The inconsistency, incoordination and the fact that it is always late with the implementing regulations, and not late with repressive measures, as was the case with the recent attack of inspectors on catering facilities, said Hrvoje Bujas, President of Glas Poduzetnika, adding: They also believe that gathering up to ten people is not in the category of public gathering at all, ie they expect some guidelines for opening options for congresses, conferences and seminars. Spa they also ask what is wrong with us? Are people allowed to swim in thermal pools? Seasonal artisans are not fall into any measures, nor are they mentioned, and wonder where in that story are those who have seasonal crafts and firms, shops and restaurants? What applies to them? “They are not in a position to sit at home and receive a salary like some other segments of society, but it is clear to them that they have to fight and seize every opportunity. In addition, they fully accept and follow all measures proposed by epidemiologists and health professionals. Let’s hope that the authorities will listen to their requests and recommendations”Conclude from UGP.last_img read more

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Barcelona’s Vidal joins Inter for 1 million euros

first_imgTopics : Inter Milan have completed a deal to sign Arturo Vidal from Barcelona for 1 million euros ($1.17 million), the clubs announced on Tuesday.”Barcelona and Inter Milan have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Arturo Vidal,” Barca said in a statement. “The Italian team will pay FC Barcelona 1 million euros in variables.” After joining in 2018, Vidal played 96 games for the Catalans and scored 11 goals, helping them win La Liga in his first year in Spain.But the 33-year-old was seen as expendable by the club after their dreadful end to last season, with Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu admitting players would have to leave before new ones could come in. Vidal will be reunited with Antonio Conte at Inter, the coach he played for at Juventus between 2011 and 2015, before joining Bayern Munich and then Barca.Inter described the Chilean midfielder as a “warrior”. “From today, Vidal will be on the front line for the Nerazzurri, with the same objectives as ever:  fighting, giving it his all, and winning,” the Italian club added.last_img read more

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Gov. Wolf Calls for Continued Action Against Gun Violence, Joins Moms Demand Action at Capitol Rally

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf Calls for Continued Action Against Gun Violence, Joins Moms Demand Action at Capitol Rally April 08, 2019center_img National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf participated in the Moms Demand Action rally at the Capitol in support of extreme risk protection order legislation aimed at taking guns away from people who may be a danger to themselves or others.“We’ve made strides in the last year at bringing bills across the finish line that will curb gun violence,” Gov. Wolf said. “In fact, on Wednesday one of these key laws will go into effect and as a result, domestic abusers will find it much more difficult to access guns to kill, terrorize, and control their victims.“I’m proud the Pennsylvania legislature acted in a bipartisan manner to recognize the need to protect victims of domestic abuse from gun violence. But even though we’ve had this recent success, it’s not time to let up just yet. We need to continue to push for commonsense measures like universal background checks until we end gun violence in our commonwealth.“I’m so proud to be here today with Moms Demand Action as they continue to fight for this important cause and grateful that we have such a committed group that wants nothing more than to see more Pennsylvanians live long, happy lives free of gun violence.”The Moms Demand Action rally focused on extreme risk protection orders and legislation introduced by Sen. Tom Killion. Killion, Sens. Jay Costa and Art Haywood, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, Reps. Todd Stephens and Jen O’Mara, CeaseFire PA’s Shira Goodman, gun suicide survivor Jennifer Lugar, and Parkland school shooting survivor Robert Schentrup whose sister Carmen died in the shooting, also participated in the rally.In recent years there have been a number of mass shootings in which family members or friends noticed warning signs that shooters were dangerous and at risk of harming themselves or others. In response to these tragedies, states have begun enacting legislation that can prevent gun tragedies before they occur. Extreme risk protection order laws empower families, household members, or law enforcement officers to temporarily remove a person’s access to firearms before they commit violence.Fourteen states and the District of Columbia currently have ERPO laws.last_img read more

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Preventable Surprises seeks CEO as Thamotheram steps back

first_imgResponsible investment think-tank Preventable Surprises has launched a search for a new CEO.In a job advert posted on its website, Preventable Surprises said it was seeking “an independent thinker and strong leader” for its work in encouraging action from asset owners on climate change and environmental issues.Founder Raj Thamotheram, currently the CEO and a regular columnist for IPE, is to become co-chair of the organisation alongside Carolyn Hayman.In an email to contacts, Thamotheram said the new full-time position “represents a major scaling up of our work” on climate change at a time when “negative policy headwinds” were challenging environmental policies. The organisation does not just focus on environmental issues, Thamotheram added: “As Preventable Surprises attracts additional resources, we also want to focus on some of the other ways that investors enable dysfunctional corporate and market behaviour and so contribute to systemic risk, notably executive pay and biodiversity loss.”The job description said: “As CEO, you will play a leading role in shaping Preventable Surprises’ strategy in a collaborative manner, and then implement the strategy, responding to opportunities and collaborating wherever possible with like-minded organisations.”The successful candidate should be able to “mobilise” and expand Preventable Surprises’ network of “positive mavericks”, as well as come up with new strategies for the group’s work. Fundraising skills are also needed, according to the job description – Preventable Surprises is funded by donations and support from charitable foundations.The full job description is available here.last_img read more

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July 17, 2017 Police Blotter

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Lightning, record crowd at Off Road Speedway

first_imgBy Randy Pospishilsports@norfolkdailynews.comNORFOLK, Neb. (June 23) – Lightning provided a fitting background display to the south of Off Road Speedway during Saturday night’s races, contended in front of well over 1,000 fans, be­lieved to be the biggest crowd ever at the Norfolk oval.Colby Langenberg earned his long-awaited first Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod win of the sea­son, after starting five rows back in the field. Langenberg secured the lead with six laps remain­ing, darting between Joey Haase and Troy Bruns, then winning by several car lengths.“It’s been a struggle. We started the year down at Beatrice and had a heck of a car, ran second and third down there, then struggled for about five weeks with motor and carburetor issues,” Langen­berg said. “It felt good to finally get the monkey off our back and get a win this year. I had four wins last year and have been trying to get that first one this year.”Cameron Wilkinson returned to victory lane for the fourth time in seven IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock outings.The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature, a closely-contested race filled with three- and four-wide racing, was won by Jason Wilkinson.last_img read more

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Suarez wins writers’ award

first_imgLiverpool forward Luis Suarez has been voted the 2014 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association. Press Association The Liverpool forward will be honoured with the prestigious FWA accolade, which has been running since 1948, at a gala dinner at the Lancaster London Hotel on May 15. Suarez was last week also named Player of the Year by the Professional Footballers’ Association. FWA chairman Andy Dunn, of the Sunday Mirror, said: “Those members who have been fortunate enough to be working at a match involving Luis Suarez have witnessed an astonishing talent first-hand. “Tireless endeavour allied to extraordinary imagination makes an irresistible combination. Add ingenious, impudent finishing and you have a footballer who truly quickens the pulse. “Luis is a remarkably gifted addition to the long and distinguished list of winners of our award.” In a poll that saw 10 different players collect votes, Suarez collected 52 per cent of the overall vote, ahead of his club captain, Gerrard, with Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure in third place. Suarez received two votes in last year’s FWA poll, which was won by then Tottenham winger Gareth Bale, and has come full circle since serving a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. Dunn added on Sky Sports News: “There was a groundswell of support for him last season, but our voting opened 12 hours after the biting incident at Anfield, so I think that was taken into account. “I must stress the importance in this award that the football writers are asked to base their decision on obviously the footballing contribution throughout the season, but also to take into account the player’s behaviour – the original citation for the FWA award back in 1947/48 mentioned ‘precept and example’, so that is taken into account. “While no-one would say Suarez is whiter than white, you would have to say his behaviour all throughout the season has been very good and I think the football writers have taken that into account, an element of redemption if you like, and allied with those 30 goals, and the sensational talent he has displayed all season, that made him a very, very popular choice.” center_img The Uruguay international, 27, topped the poll of 300-plus journalists with a victory over Anfield team-mate Steven Gerrard, the England captain. Suarez’s 30 goals have helped propel Brendan Rodgers’ men towards a first championship in 24 years. last_img read more

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Nothing’s changed for Lambert

first_imgBoss Paul Lambert believes chairman Randy Lerner’s plan to sell Aston Villa has not changed – despite his new contract. “It never crossed my mind. My main focus was to get this club safe at the tail end of last year. “Randy came to me and asked what my thoughts were. He told me his plans. It’s a club I love being at. I don’t have an agent or anything and I trust him. That’s the big thing, there were never any complications. It was easy. “I’ve got a good rapport with the chairman, it is really important that you get on with your boss. Good, bad, indifferent, he’ll tell me exactly what he thinks. You take it on the chin. It’s important that I trust him and he trusts me.” Lambert watched Arsenal’s 2-0 Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday and believes Villa can add to the Gunners’ woes. “You’re only as good as any team you go up against. We will go into it full of confidence,” said Lambert, who won the Champions League with Dortmund in 1997. “I was over in Dortmund on Tuesday night,” he added. “It’s been well documented how well Dortmund did but I thought they did even better than that. They were exceptional.” The Scot signed a new four-year deal at the club this week and insists his close relationship with Lerner made striking a deal easy. He has guided them to second in the Barclays Premier League after an unbeaten start ahead of Saturday’s visit of Arsenal. Press Association Lerner is understood to have renewed enthusiasm at Villa and Lambert insisted the American would only sell to improve the club. “If something did come in a month, two month, three years, Randy will do what he thinks is best for Aston Villa,” he said. “If that is to sell it to a beneficiary who will make it stronger that hasn’t changed but he’s right on it, right with it. “He’s always loved the club. I don’t think anyone should be under any illusion about that. He’ll tell me things when he needs to.” A new deal for Lambert was originally discussed in February but put on hold as Villa battled relegation to ultimately finish 15th, five points above the drop zone. Fans had started to call for Lambert to go at the end of last season but the manager has impressed with his summer rebuild and early results. And he revealed a new contract was only suggested within the last few weeks. “We never once spoke about my contract until a month or so ago. You can only deal with what’s put in front of you there and then,” said Lambert. last_img read more

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