An Announcement On Future Changes For The CCO

first_img An Announcement On Future Changes For The CCOThe City-County Observer would like to take a moment to thank our readers and inform you about some upcoming changes we will be making to enhance our newspaper and improve the services that we offer to you, our readers. Our chief concern has always been and will continue to be keeping our readers informed of the current news in our community, surrounding areas and state.Covering the local, regional and state news is an around the clock endeavor, but we will continue to strive to listen and respond to our readers. Starting today, you may contact us by e-mail or Facebook Messenger to speak with our editor.We understand that readers need a voice and a platform for positive change in the community; therefore, we will be accepting well-written, non-abrasive, and insightful Letters to the Editor. Submissions can be e-mailed to [email protected] or sent to us through Facebook Messenger for consideration. Finally, we want to go one step beyond being your complimentary news source by giving back to our readers. We will start this process next month with giveaways on our official City-County Observer Facebook page. Simply follow us on Facebook so you won’t miss your chance to win free prizes. Please click the link below to be notified about pending contests, rules, and prizes. https://www.facebook.com/citycountyobserver/Once again, we thank you for your continued support. We look forward to improving our engagement with readers and tailoring the CCO to be your number one news source. Sincerely,City-County Observer EditorFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Talent development for execs new to CUs

first_imgThe credit union landscape is rapidly changing.The competition for top talent is fierce.Combine these two thoughts and it’s not surprising that some credit unions are widening their executive searches, interviewing leaders from outside the industry and sometimes hiring them.In an upcoming CU Management magazine article on this trend, CUES member Dan McCarthy, CHRO of $483 million/70,000-member Del-One Federal Credit Union, Dover, Delaware, says:“I think every industry can sometimes get too caught up in industry experience when they hire to fill positions. It’s not like you’re born with credit union experience. I am the firmest of believers that you hire first for cultural fit, second for talent, and then third for industry and technical skills. Talented people who are a cultural fit can be top-level contributors in any organization.”Notably, McCarthy joined Del-One FCU in April 2019 from his previous post as COO of a regional real estate development and construction company.CUES recently took a deep dive into the experience of leaders who’ve been hired in from outside. The result is a new benefit of CUES membership, “Welcome to Credit Unions: A guide for executives who are new to the CU industry.”If you’re hiring leaders from other industries—or if you’re drinking from the new-to-CUs fire hose yourself, this guide is designed for you.The printable PDF starts with an explanation of the basics of credit unions in both the United States and Canada, including their “people helping people” philosophy, the legal foundations on which they’re built, and the strategic challenges and opportunities they face.Credit union leaders interviewed for the guide describe their experience in coming in from other industries. All say they love where they have arrived and talk about what helped them adjust to the differences—and to be the most effective in their new roles.To help leaders new to our industry get familiar with credit union lingo, the guide includes a list of key terms—spelling out credit union regulatory agencies, associations and organizations; key laws; and such common but industry-specific phrases as “credit union service organization.”CUES is here to help credit union leaders and aspiring leaders—whether new to CUs or industry veterans—reach their fullest potential. Check out all our membership options and offerings. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pembroke Since joining CUES in March 2013, John Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES’ strategy, branding and culture. Under his guidance, CUES … Web: www.cues.org Detailslast_img read more