Jan 29, 2023
Explore career opportunities with PCBB. Ranked as the Best Banks to Work For in 2022. A correspondent banking provider for community financial institutions.
Aug 30, 2022
Archie Kelley, Managing Principal of SalesPhysics and creator of The Value Equation, joins us to discuss his sales technique aimed at creating a pathway to extraordinary sales results. Archie explains how value is at the core of successful selling, and provides three tips to boost success and three mistakes to avoid.
Jan 26, 2023
Job seekers have the advantage across most industries, including the financial industry. By increasing employee engagement and creating a people-first culture, CFIs have an opportunity to keep high performers and stand out from the competition. We explain what employee engagement means and how you can practice it.
Sep 30, 2022
AI can help you handle your CFI’s hiring process by efficiently finding qualified job candidates. Keep in mind, though, that it learns what you teach it. Plan to check AI’s results regularly, respond personally to the candidates you interview, and keep the data AI gathers secure.
Aug 11, 2022
Roughly half of working mothers will scale back their careers for family at some point, or will leave their jobs entirely. As organizations scramble to plug expertise gaps amidst a dearth of qualified candidates, many are turning to “returnships” as a way to coax mothers back into the workforce and to get them up to speed on technological advancements that occurred during their absence.
Aug 3, 2022
CFIs can help students gain financial literacy through partnerships with nearby school districts. They team up with high schools to develop classes in banking and personal finance and even operate in-house “banks” in schools, which increases awareness and loyalty with the next generation of accountholders and workers. We feature some noteworthy examples.
Apr 27, 2022
Return on Experience (ROX) is a fairly new metric for financial institutions. Yet, one survey has found it to be a powerful metric. The study found that financial institutions that grew 10% or more had stronger ROX programs than those that didn’t. We explore this new performance metric.
Apr 21, 2022
Hybrid working has fast become a reality, with nearly six out of 10 Americans who are able to work remotely already doing so. With the immediate technological and operational challenges largely met, community financial institutions now need to consider how to adapt recruitment, career development, and employee training to support hybrid working demands, while preserving solid company culture.
Jan 7, 2022
Arizent reports that financial institutions say 53% of employees will be either working remotely full time or in a hybrid capacity in 2022. With a tight labor market and Omicron cases going up, how are community financial institutions adapting their work schedules? We share some examples and give you three remote work reminders, as you review your institution’s work schedule.
Aug 9, 2021
Single parent households are stretched financially and emotionally. Twice as many as other households say that they struggle with food, housing, and utility bills. We discuss the current single parent situation and provide you with considerations for your single parent employees, such as extending flexibility, helping with childcare, and showing how much you value them.
Jun 28, 2021
Now that employees are returning to the office, it is important to be aware of some of the challenges. The pandemic has left some residual effects that will need to be addressed in the workplace. Also, hybrid schedules can be tricky for managers to balance with their teams. Providing a supportive work environment for employees and managers will help smooth this transition for you.
Feb 26, 2021
The IRS recently provided guidance on certain tax breaks for forgiven PPP loans. With a large number of community financial institutions providing these loans, it is important to pass this information on to borrowers. We give you a short summary of the allowed deductions and how the reporting rules were modified for financial institutions providing these loans.
Jan 13, 2023
With more than 50% of employees working remotely these days, a lack of regular face-to-face interaction between workers has led to an increase in what is known as “imposter syndrome,” where people begin questioning whether they are right for their jobs. By stepping up intentional communications with employees, managers can reduce the likelihood of losing good workers to such doubts.
Jan 3, 2023
As CFIs seek to plug gaps within their IT skill sets, externships provide a novel approach to supplementing expertise, identifying promising technology offerings, and recruiting qualified young employees.
Dec 7, 2022
In the second part of our review of 2022, we look at the challenges presented by a tight labor market and high turnover at financial institutions. Organizations are focusing on strategies to attract and retain the best talent in this competitive environment, including hybrid working models — a must-have for many employees.
Nov 28, 2022
As SMEs seek to attract and retain employees by offering enhanced benefits such as 401(k) plans, financial institutions predict major growth in this business line. Some CFIs have already begun partnering with retirement service providers to put together affordable and streamlined offerings.
Nov 17, 2022
Employee benefits are constantly changing as the things that people want from their employers change. Bolstering traditional benefit offerings with some of the newer trending benefits can help CFIs and other organizations attract and hold on to key employees in a difficult hiring environment.
Nov 3, 2022
When employers have four-year college degree requirements for open positions, they exclude more than 60% of the working population. By focusing on the skills required to perform a job rather than on applicants’ education and credentials, employers may be able to improve diversity and performance while filling open positions.
Oct 12, 2022
The financial sector is facing a debilitating cybersecurity talent shortage. In a proactive response, many companies are broadening candidate pipelines and cultivating talent on their own terms. We dive into several examples of unconventional, yet practical, talent sourcing methods.
Sep 2, 2022
By 2025, more than half the world’s workforce will need to reskill, according to the World Economic Forum. Offering training opportunities and recognizing the contributions of employees are among the best ways for organizations to address skill gaps and to hold on to key talent.