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Dec 4, 2022
When you want to grow your loans, we can offer the ability to participate in fully funded loans to publicly traded companies.
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Apr 6, 2021
Eighty percent of company leaders say they will allow at least part-time remote work after the pandemic. If your institution is considering some remote work roles, it is important to facilitate productivity and collaboration across all employees to level the playing field. We provide three elements to maintain high team performance: access and visibility; attention and support, and pre-emptive planning.
Jan 29, 2021
Employee diversity can provide community financial institutions with many benefits. It can increase employee engagement, improve business performance, and allow for greater connections with a changing customer base. We give you some ways to increase your employee diversity.
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.
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.
May 4, 2021
While small talk around the water cooler has been around for decades, the pandemic has reduced the opportunity for that exchange. Yet, it is still important to encourage small talk as it promotes connection, performance, and innovation while it fights Zoom fatigue. We give you three ways to build small talk into the work week so that you can keep your teams connected and strong through the transition to normalcy.
May 3, 2021
Financial institution profitability does not just depend on the customer, but on your officers too. Ensuring that officer incentive plans are tied to your institution’s goals will facilitate overall performance and profitability. We give you the steps to take including designing and reviewing incentive plans, making adjustments as necessary, and using officer feedback.
Jul 21, 2022
Boards of directors have essential monitoring and advisory responsibilities that affect their organizations’ performance. In an ideal world, a corporate board would have a strong culture and contribute to the success of the organization. A recent survey of smaller banks found that less than half of their boards met that standard.
May 6, 2022
Community financial institutions are looking for lending opportunities. Yet, they may not naturally think about mobile home lending as a means to grow their loan portfolio. But, this sector had a stellar performance last year. In 2021 alone, more than $3B in mobile home loans were issued, which is higher than anything experienced in this market in the past 5Ys. We explore this hot lending segment further.
Mar 22, 2022
The board of directors plays a crucial role in steering community financial institutions and helping them shape their local economies. To ensure continuous improvement, institutions should measure their board’s effectiveness regularly. We give you some tips on how to review your board’s composition, structure, and performance, and identify opportunities for improvement.
Apr 23, 2021
Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) are fairly new positions. Yet, with growing diversity, equity, and inclusion requirements, continuing research around increased performance with executive diversity, and the need to represent more diverse communities, some financial institutions are adding this position to their C-suite. We give you three strategies if your institution is considering a CDO position.
Mar 9, 2021
Research has shown that board diversity increases financial performance. Not only that but many communities are becoming more diverse. As businesses grow and diversity increases, you will want to consider increasing the diversity of your board of directors. This can be done with three actions to enhance your board’s diversity and perspective.
Oct 5, 2022
Data analytics offer community financial institutions an opportunity to increase customer engagement, improve profitability, and grow revenue. We take a look at some of the analytics capabilities that can deliver on this promise and give you some tips on how to build them.
Jun 14, 2022
In the wake of the ongoing talent shortage across the country, outsourcing has become increasingly popular as companies struggle to find qualified candidates. In 2020 alone, nearly 70% of businesses turned to outsourcing. Though outsourcing may not be for everyone, the changing nature of work has made it a more appealing option that CFIs may want to consider — we go into detail.
Mar 30, 2022
In October 2021, 74% of Americans said that stress was affecting them. Even now, there are still many people that are stressed and burned out. This has resulted in employee disengagement and lower productivity. Our Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Sonia Portwood, discussed this issue with Dr. Susan Bernstein in our podcast, Mind, Body & Banking. Here are some highlights.
Dec 21, 2021
The Great Resignation has hit all industries, including the financial industry. With the high cost of employee turnover, even community financial institutions need to be proactive in retaining staff. We share four strategies that your peers are finding helpful to successfully combat employee turnover and keep staff happy.
Dec 20, 2021
Core providers may not be the first thing that community financial institutions think of when looking for ways to innovate for their customers. However, core providers can prove to be helpful partners as you develop and manage innovative solutions. Here are four considerations to tap into all that your core has to offer.
Apr 20, 2021
Chase Bank found that 80% of surveyed respondents between 18 and 65 years of age prefer digital banking to banking in-person. As the digital age continues and community financial institutions look for digital solutions, effective vendor management will be critical for bank profitability. We bring you five vendor management strategies to help.
Dec 23, 2020
Community banks have many challenges these days. Hear from two of the oldest community banks, as they share lessons in longevity to inspire you.
Dec 15, 2020
Even though diversity and inclusion assessments are voluntary, it may be time to be proactive. We explain why.