Foundation holding 6/18 Twitter chat on credit unions’ staff financial wellness programs

MADISON, WI (June 10, 2015) — To highlight National Employee Wellness Month in June, the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is holding a Twitter chat on Thursday, June 18 at 3 pm (CT) to discuss how credit unions include financial wellness as part of their internal programs.

“At the core of every credit union’s mission is the guiding principle to help improve the financial well-being of members, but what are credit unions doing to improve staff’s financial well-being?,” said Christopher Morris, Foundation Director of Communications. “Financial education is critical to these endeavors and a subject that’s also an integral part of the Foundation’s work to improve people’s financial lives. Naturally then, we are very excited to host this forum for idea sharing around credit unions’ financial wellness programs.”

A 2014 SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) survey found that seven out of ten human resource professionals indicated that personal financial challenges have a large or some impact on their employees’ performance, with about one-half reporting that employee stress (50%) and the ability to focus on work (47%) are the aspects of employee performance that are most negatively affected by personal financial challenges. The Cambridge Human Resource Group has even said staff’s financial well-being is “the most critical unaddressed workplace issue.”

Foundation Twitter Chat Details

The Twitter chat is a live streaming conversation, free and open to anyone with a Twitter account. For this Twitter chat, the hashtag will be #foundationchat. Twitter users can either type #foundationchat into the Twitter search box or utilize other tools such as Tweet ChatTwubs, etc. to follow the conversation. 

Credit union professionals and organizations are invited to follow the Foundation at @NCUFoundation for news and updates. The@NCUFoundation account will also be leading the Twitter chat discussion. Questions will be tweeted using a Q1, Q2, etc. format, which can be replied to with a corresponding A1, A2, etc. format. All questions and answers should contain the #foundationchat hashtag.

About the National Credit Union Foundation (

The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through Foundation grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.  Donations to the Foundation enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.

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