Dawn Bartell and Nicole Gaby
Dawn Bartell (left) and Nicole Gaby

PODCAST: Insights from HR award winners

HR and organizational development leaders share insights on employee development, recognition, and leadership.

June 2, 2022

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.

You can listen to the CUNA News Podcast in Apple’s iTunes Store, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio.

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