With decisions being made that impact credit union operations as well as employee health and safety, human resources (HR) professionals know how critical their role is during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
It exemplifies why HR professionals need to take a holistic approach and ensure the department continues to have a “human touch.”
Nikki Badje, vice president of HR at $1.2 billion asset TruWest Credit Union in Tempe, Ariz., and Nate Brock, director of HR at $140 million asset LincOne Federal Credit Union in Lincoln, Neb., joined the CUNA News Podcast to talk about how to keep a human element within HR, especially during challenging times.
The CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council named Badje the 2020 Professional of the Year and Brock the 2020 Rising Star during its virtual membership meeting June 30.
In this episode:
1:19: Badje on receiving the Professional of the Year Award
5:00: Flexible schedules and telecommuting
9:40: Creating an engaged workforce
12:17: HR from a laptop on a beach
15:25: Brock on receiving the Rising Star Award
17:44: Striving to ensure “the human remains embedded within HR”
19:01: HR during the pandemic
27:04: HR is a marathon, not a sprint