Four industry trends to shape your strategic priorities

first_imgDue to the rapidly evolving landscape, researching and analyzing various sources to compile reliable data and extract insights steals valuable strategic planning time. With so many competing priorities, it can be extremely challenging to identify where you should focus your efforts. Having an in-depth understanding of the factors influencing the credit union industry can make these tough decisions a little bit easier. Here’s a look at some trends you’ll want to understand.Invest in the employee experienceA great example of a critical trend is investing in the employee experience. At first glance, it may seem like less of a priority than some of the other items you need to tackle, but when you understand the connection the employee experience has to the member experience you may think twice about its role in your future plans.Collaboration is key to cybersecurity readinessYou probably already know how critical cybersecurity readiness is, but the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this concern even further. Credit unions creating a culture of sharing cybersecurity information can bolster preparedness and guard against threats old and new.The expanding gig economyThe gig economy generally refers to self-employed, freelance or independent workers paid by the task.  The pandemic has increased the challenges these workers face, such as declining income and lack of access to health insurance. Credit unions are well-positioned to improve these workers’ financial well-being and can do more through innovation and technology partnerships.Build an inclusive cultureAdvancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is more important than ever but requires a careful approach unique to each institution. Understanding how DEI supports your mission, attracting diverse talent and identifying internal inclusion champions will all be key factors to consider along your path to inclusion.Learn more at cuna.org/escan. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Dayna Johnson Schmitt Dayna Johnson Schmitt is a Madison, Wisconsin based product manager with 15 years of experience.  As a CUNA product manager she has helped enhance CUNA’s strategic planning and compensation products. Web: https://www.cuna.org Detailslast_img read more

DONEGAL DOLL-MAKER TOPS UK TOY AWARDS

first_imgA Donegal doll-maker has topped the poll in the Independent Toy Awards in the UK.The new Lottie doll is seen as a safe doll for Donegal childrenArklu Dolls, who are based in the CoLab in Letterkenny, won the dolls section of the prestigious awards for their doll Lottie.The company’s managing director Ian Harkin, from Ballybofey, said he was delighted by the award. The awards, which are judged by toymakers, celebrate the toys they think parents should be buying this Christmas.Mr Harkin said “We are delighted and we are very proud of the Lottie range.“Our doll is a responsible doll and a lot of thought has gone into what she looks like and the message she takes to children.“We are delighted we have been rewarded for this effort.”  DONEGAL DOLL-MAKER TOPS UK TOY AWARDS was last modified: September 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ARKLUdollsIan HarkinLottieUK Independent Toy Awardslast_img read more