Recruiting top talent takes courage

Think outside the box to find the best employees.

Human resource (HR) leaders are continually looking to find the best talent for open positions at their credit unions. But it’s critical for credit unions to have a strategy in place to find, recruit, and retain those individuals.

And that may mean thinking outside the box and using a new set of techniques instead of traditional methods, Richard Finnegan said during a preconference workshop Sunday at the CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council Conference in Orlando.

Finnegan, CEO of C-Suite Analytics, advised attendees to take four recruiting methods:

1. Use LinkedIn

Use this social media platform to connect with local credit union professionals and join credit union groups. This will give your credit union an easy and free way to connect with prospective employees and send out job announcements.

“These are such good tools that are just sitting there for us,” Finnegan says.

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