You tell us... Are Managers to Blame When Companies Fail to Innovate? The buck really does stop at the top. Specifically, when the company makes fewer bucks because it isn’t keeping up with the competition, its managers may be the cause. That’s what some new research from staffing firm Robert Half suggests. Robert Half interviewed Chief Financial Officers, who cited too much bureaucracy (30 percent) and being bogged down by daily tasks and putting out fires (27 percent) as the biggest barriers to innovation.
As we begin the Fall season many of your Credit Unions are also beginning the strategic planning season! So we reached out to several Credit Union CEOs we work with or we've worked with in the past and asked them about their plans for the future. Here's a couple of items that seem to be popular on their lists: #1 CU Leadership Priority for the Future: Technology is King According to Jim Garvey, CEO of St. Mary's CU, a $800+ million CU headquartered in Marlborough, MA, "our biggest priority is to migrate our operating core to a new platform which will allow us to offer our members a significant upgrade to their mobile banking experience."
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Guest Blog from YEXT: When looking for a place to call home, where is the first place people tend to start their search? In years past, it was the real estate section of their local newspaper, or homebuyers would put their trust in the hands of an agent to show them the ropes. However, in the age of the intelligent search, mobile, and on-demand technology, that has all changed, especially for the millennial homebuyer!
As Credit Unions move their marketing and member service further into the 21st Century, one of the keys will be competing with online lenders. We work with clients daily on better reaching their target audiences with messages of the benefits of banking and borrowing through a credit union. Here's a few quick tips your credit union can implement immediately to better compete with online lenders: Tip #1: Share and Engage with People About Topics Related to Lending, But Don't Try to SELL First
So today I'm sharing my notes with you in this LIVE BLOG from an amazing annual event in Boston, put on by HubSpot -- Inbound 2017! These tips are adapted from the presentation by Carina Duffy, of Impact Branding & Design (HubSpot's Agency Partner of the Year 2017). Carina's session was titled "10 Things We've Learned From Doing Over a Hundred Website Throwdowns." Now when Impact does a 'Throwdown' it's basically just the equivalent of picking apart your website for the biggest problems or mistakes and giving your tips for improvement. We actually did one with them last year and found it very useful.
One question we’ve been getting A LOT lately is around an issue that our team here at Social Stairway didn’t initially have a good answer for, and that is how to ensure that a credit union website is ADA compliant. This concern has begun to gain even more traction, highlighted by the recent warning from CUNA Mutual Group. When we began researching the topic we found a wide variety of potential solutions and varying answers to how CUs were tackling the ADA compliance issue. We also asked a few clients about how they were dealing with this new compliance topic.