Redwood Credit Union named finalist for SilkRoad 2016 Golden Portal Onboarding Award

RCU recognized for new hire onboarding program

SANTA ROSA, CA (July 21, 2016) — Redwood Credit Union (RCU) was named a finalist for the SilkRoad 2016 Golden Portal Award, which honors top achievement in new hire onboarding. RCU was named one of three finalists among 40 global nominees for leveraging its employee brand through an approachable and user-friendly new hire portal during a live broadcast from SilkRoad Connections 2016, the company’s recent annual user conference.

The Golden Portal Award honors companies that understand the importance of the onboarding experience for new hires, and the way technology can streamline the paperwork and compliance process and how it can affect employee retention and strategic business outcomes.

“Redwood Credit Union has a strong company culture, and SilkRoad helps us seamlessly introduce new hires to the story behind our brand and our mission to serve the best interests of our Members, employees, and communities,” said Kristina Derkos, senior vice president of administrative services at RCU. “We’re honored to receive this recognition for our commitment to creating an immersive onboarding experience for our new hires.”

RCU impressed judges with their onboarding efforts, which enable new hires to build excitement, cultivate knowledge, become impassioned to live the brand, and prepare to create lasting, positive experiences with credit union members.

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. With a mission to passionately serve the best interests of its Members, team members, and communities, RCU delivers many ways for its Members to save and build money through checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, digital banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, and more. Wealth management and investment services are available through CUSO Financial Services L.P., and insurance and auto-purchasing services are also offered through RCU Services Group (RCU’s wholly owned subsidiary). RCU has more than $7.5 billion in assets and serves more than 430,000 members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah. For more information, call 1 (800) 479-7928, visit, or follow RCU on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn for news and updates.


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