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War for Talent

War for Talent

Attracting, developing, and promoting top performers, from the front line to the board table.

Led by Filene Fellow Dr. Sekou Bermiss, the War for Talent research center will focus on attracting, developing, and promoting top performers within credit unions, from the front line to the board table.

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Visa is contributing $1 million to fund Filene’s Center of Excellence for the War for Talent. The goal of the partnership is to fuel critical research surrounding the issue of attracting and retaining talent in the credit union industry.

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Filene’s Center for War for Talent is generously sponsored by:

Filene Fellow

War for Talent

Sekou Bermiss

Assistant Professor of Management at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Sekou Bermiss conducts research in the area of strategic human capital management where he explores the micro-foundations of competitive advantage by studying the antecedents and consequences of manager mobility and how different forms of employee movement impact a firm’s ability to compete with rivals. His award-winning research has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Research in Organizational Behavior. 

Center Host

University Federal Credit Union

Research Council

Linda Bodie, Element FCU
Doug Leighton, Visa
Richard Romero, Seattle CU
Keith Sultemeier, Kinecta FCU

Additional Information

War for Talent is just one of five Centers of Excellence Filene Research Institute has launched. Designed to meet the changing needs of credit unions and their members, Filene’s Research Centers explore topics critical to the future of consumer finance.


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