Nice Workers Can Finish Last

Small to medium-sized financial institutions are typically employee-centric and deeply committed to fostering a positive work culture that values collaboration, empathy, and kindness. Their core values align with the belief that a friendly and supportive environment enhances employee well-being and strengthens customer relationships. However, this can make addressing the delicate balance between niceness and performance challenging.

The AI Revolution

As AI reshapes the financial services industry, banks and credit unions must adapt to remain competitive. The transformation of compensable factors and job duties is inevitable.

2024 Bank & Credit Union Employee Salaries

The Great Resignation era was unofficially declared over in the Summer of 2023. This year shows dynamic shifts and settling to these recently turbulent labor market conditions.

Quiet Quitting: The Silent Retention Killer for HR

HR departments and line managers are feeling the growing pressures of supplying adequate work accommodations and effective ways to track performance.

Leading with Empathy: Navigating the Delicate Conversation About Salary Limits

One of the most challenging conversations you may encounter is explaining to employees that their current salary level exceeds the maximum of the pay range, making them ineligible for a salary increase.

Navigating Bonus Disappointment: A Guide for Senior Managers

Most senior managers at financial institutions are accustomed to receiving an annual bonus to recognize the hard work and dedication.

30 Fastest-Growing Salaries for Financial Institutions in 2024

A 3.5% midpoint shift in 2024 salary ranges limits differentiation for high performance and adjusting salaries below market rate.

The Definitive Merit Increase Matrix for 2024

High pay raises and a stressed talent market are priming 2023 to continue driving employee compensation even higher next year—a reality that puts added pressure on HR professionals to get their salary budgets right even as companies struggle in the current interest rate environment.

SBA Lending: The Highest Salaries in the Lending Department

Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, Head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 33.2 million small businesses, opened a window of new applications for Small Business Lending Company (SBLC) licenses for the first time in over 40 years.
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