Musings from the CU Suite

Your Credit Union Weekend Reading Pile from NAFCU

Compiled by Anthony Demangone, Powered by NAFCU

Here's a great tip I picked up at NAFCU's recent Management and Leadership Institute

You make an offer to an employee, and they accept! Good stuff! But then what happens between the time they accept, and the time they arrive? 

Many credit unions have a detailed outreach plan to incoming employees designed to make them both comfortable and excited about the upcoming change.  Text messages that show pictures of their future office, or colleagues, can go a long way in impressing new hires. And it lessens the chance that another employer can poach them after they accept your offer.

Now, on to this week's reading pile.

  • Here's a great read that brings you up to speed on 8 different credit union issues. (NAFCU Today)
  • How to reduce friction. (Shep Hyken)
  • One by one, the urgent go away. (Godin)
  • Weekly unemployment claims still very low. (Calculated Risk) And it may continue. Goldman Sachs predicts unemployment will get down to 3% by 2020. (Calculated Risk)
  • Look up! Some amazing 2018 astronomy photos. (Ars Technica)
  • Demographics: More Americans are moving to "secondary" cities. (Wash Post)
  • How to manage the bottom 15 percent. (Leadership Freak)
  • A wonderful holiday advertisement. Some gifts are more than just a gift. (YouTube)
  • Will your next tomato come from a warehouse? (Wash Post)
  • Why Americans, particularly millennials, have fallen out of love with the car. (Chicago Tribune)
  • Some recent FAQs on credit union merger issues. (NAFCU Compliance Blog)
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Anthony Demangone, Executive Vice President and COO, NAFCU

Anthony DemangoneAnthony Demangone, NCCO is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at NAFCU, where he oversees day-to-day operations and manages the association's education, marketing, membership, human resources, building facilities, finance and information technology functions.

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