One of the biggest priorities for human resource (HR) professionals is advocating for employees and promoting a culture that encourages staff growth and development.
In this episode of the CUNA News Podcast, Dawn Bartell, chief operating officer at $91 million asset Community First Federal Credit Union in Lakeview, Mich., and Nicole Gaby, director of human resources at $754 million asset Financial Plus Credit Union in Flint, Mich., discuss employee development and recognition, and offer advice for other HR professionals.
The CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council named Bartell the 2022 Professional of the Year and Gaby the 2022 Rising Star during its annual conference in April.
In this episode:
2:57: Advocating for employees
4:48: Community First emerging leadership course
6:38: The value of mentoring
13:34: Think outside the box on benefits
18:38: Understanding succession planning
20:40: The value of employee feedback
25:26: Providing tools and resources
28:02: Be an influencer and create bridges of communication