The talent of talent management: Attracting it, retaining it, engaging it

The term talent management is used often and in many different contexts, but what is it really? And why is it important to the success of organizations? We most often think of it as an organization's efforts to recruit, retain, and train high quality staff members. It’s also been further defined as the science of using strategic human Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:39-05:00August 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on The talent of talent management: Attracting it, retaining it, engaging it

A ratings blockbuster: How Netflix streamed employee excellence

Patty McCord has no time to wait for your slow, methodical—she might add “plodding”—approach to change. The author of the upcoming book “Powerful” and former chief talent officer for Netflix says traditional human resources departments and management teams take the work that’s important within the company and slow it down. “Instead of focusing on the customer, employees Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:39-05:00August 21st, 2017|Comments Off on A ratings blockbuster: How Netflix streamed employee excellence

Podcast: Banking innovation: More than just fintech

The BAI Global Innovation Awards program has fielded thousands of submissions over its seven-year history. It's given BAI president and CEO Debbie Bianucci insight as to what true banking innovation looks like. While fintech may be an innovation driver, it's far from the only one. On this podcast, Bianucci discusses the many facets of banking innovation, from Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:40-05:00August 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Podcast: Banking innovation: More than just fintech

A staff to fly your best colors

Branch locations are closing and footprints shrinking, but branches continue to play an important part of customer experience. According to a recent JD Power U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study, overall satisfaction rates higher among customers who use both the branch and mobile banking. When you consider that customers visit branches for human interaction, putting the right skillsets Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:40-05:00August 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on A staff to fly your best colors

From poisoned to positive: Healing a problematic workplace

What happens when employees at a financial institution admit to committing illegal activities directly related to a company culture? As anyone who follows industry news will tell you, it’s far from a theoretical question. And when such debacles happen in the public eye, you can imagine the repercussions. No pressure, right? But banks crippled by toxic cultures Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:41-05:00July 19th, 2017|Comments Off on From poisoned to positive: Healing a problematic workplace

Are you driven like Ford lately? Why banking execs should study the automaker’s CEO turnover

Ford recently fired its CEO Mark Fields, seemingly out of the blue. Based on the staid, risk-averse mindset that dominates much of the U.S. auto manufacturing sector, such a move seems counter-intuitive—especially given Fields’ performance. As recently as 2015, Fields produced record profits for Ford and if that is not enough to raise eyebrows, his replacement Jim Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:42-05:00June 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Are you driven like Ford lately? Why banking execs should study the automaker’s CEO turnover

Whatever floats your bank: Expand and explore the float staff concept

Financial institutions have long used float (or flex) staff for scheduling issues such as handling teller line absences. Yet float staff strategies vary and more FIs now use floaters for higher skilled and more expensive positions—all to serve customers on their terms and make branches more cost effective. Consider wealth managers, for example. Traditionally, they serve as Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:43-05:00June 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Whatever floats your bank: Expand and explore the float staff concept