Benefits that go beyond the traditional

Baxter CU's Lisa Baron discusses the latest HR trends.

Employees at Baxter Credit Union, Vernon Hills, Ill., don’t have to choose between grabbing lunch with friends or racing across town to pick up their child’s birthday cake.

The credit union offers its staff a nontraditional perk: The services of a concierge. The full-time, on-site employee runs errands for credit union employees throughout the day.

Errands entail anything from picking up dry cleaning, getting balloons and a cake for a child’s birthday, grabbing snacks for lunches at the grocery store, or even researching flights, lodging, and activities for an upcoming vacation, Lisa Baron, senior vice president of human resources and talent management at the $2.6 billion asset credit union, tells the CUNA News Podcast.


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