Talent

People truly are your greatest asset. Without the right talent, a credit union's mission and strategy can fall flat and attraction and retention take effort.

This research focus taps into top academic minds with expertise on real-world talent challenges and connects credit unions to solutions for developing engaged employees and improved performance.

Talent Research

The Case for Workplace Financial Well-being: The View from Credit Unions
Talent / Jun 26 2019
The Case for Workplace Financial Well-being: The View from Credit Unions

Financial stress is undermining your employees’ job performance, leading to absenteeism, and negatively impacting cognitive ability, productivity, and physical health—all...

Workplace Design as a Strategic Human Capital Management Tool, Part 1
Talent / May 31 2019
Workplace Design as a Strategic Human Capital Management Tool, Part 1

In today’s tight job market, competitive compensation and benefits are table stakes in attracting, recruiting, and retaining talent. What is...

Leveraging Employee Loss for Employee Gain
Talent / May 20 2019
Leveraging Employee Loss for Employee Gain

Within most organizations, employee recruitment and turnover are inextricably linked. The questions of whom to recruit and when to recruit...

Incentive Pay: Research and Guidance for Credit Unions
Talent / May 06 2019
Incentive Pay: Research and Guidance for Credit Unions

Is incentive or variable pay worthwhile for credit unions? The short answer: it depends. Small-scale programs, when carefully managed, may...

Young Professionals: Will They Come? Will They Stay? Or Will They Go?
Talent / Dec 28 2018
Young Professionals: Will They Come? Will They Stay? Or Will They Go?

What Filene’s research says about the state of attraction and retention of young adults at credit unions.

Formalizing the Art of Board Composition
Talent / Nov 08 2018
Formalizing the Art of Board Composition

A board of directors can make or break the success of a credit union. Yet credit unions sometimes find board...

Best Practices are Dead. Experiment Instead!: Research in Action Recap
Talent / Nov 16 2018
Best Practices are Dead. Experiment Instead!: Research in Action Recap

It’s easy to assume that a policy adopted by industry leaders will lead to success for your organization. But what...

Diving Headfirst into the (Applicant) Pool: How Employee Attraction Impacts Employee Retention
Talent / Jun 28 2018
Diving Headfirst into the (Applicant) Pool: How Employee Attraction Impacts Employee Retention

This report uses credit union human resources data to investigate the process of generating potential applicants, and identifies various conditions...

The Laws of Attraction: Credit Union Recruitment in a Competitive Labor Market
Talent / Sep 15 2017
The Laws of Attraction: Credit Union Recruitment in a Competitive Labor Market

A large hurdle today for many credit unions is attracting and retaining talented employees. This report lays out the key...