SEATAC, Wash., TIGARD, Ore., BIRMINGHAM, Ala., and TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (3/4/15)--Strategic Link, the wholly owned subsidiary of the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA), and LEVERAGE, an affiliate of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU), announced a partnership to provide human resource (HR) services to Northwest credit unions.
Through the collaboration, LEVERAGE's HRx will offer recruitment services, background screens, confidential employee surveys and HR consulting to Northwest credit unions.
HRx in the Northwest will be led by Jason Neifield, an HR consultant and talent recruiting specialist, who will be based in the Strategic Link office in SeaTac. Neifield joined LSCU in 2011 as the human resources director. Before joining LSCU, Neifield was a branch manager and HR generalist for Grow Financial FCU in Tampa, Fla.
"What's unique about this partnership is the way that it's structured," said NWCUA Chief Operating Officer Denise Gabel. "Jason's time is split between the two associations--much like a job share. We're sharing Jason's talent to assist both associations' credit unions."
"Our credit unions are asking for assistance in finding the right talent," said NWCUA President/CEO Troy Stang. "Growing and sharing talent at the association level makes sense for our credit unions. We will continue to look for ways to increase efficiency and drive real value to the credit union system."
"HRx is a proven human resource company," added LSCU President/CEO Patrick La Pine. "Northwest credit unions can tap into the experience of HRx in placing CEOs, as well as successfully recruiting for the other positions--from senior vice presidents to frontline tellers. Working together with Strategic Link saves money, human hours and makes our two companies stronger, which in turn benefits all of our member credit unions."