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.

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.

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.

Suffering from Wage Compression is Optional

Determining if your organization is experiencing wage compression requires a thorough analysis of your employees' compensation levels and the pay structure within the company.

Corporate Incentives Without Expensive Entitlements

Organizations are shifting their corporate reward program structures, validating the importance of employee productivity and the motivations needed to help the company achieve its growth strategy and share mutual rewards.

2023 Bank & Credit Union Employee Salaries

Over half of credit unions and banks have reported plans to increase their staff in 2023, either overall or in select departments. Based on BalancedComp data, here are 17 compiled employee salary averages of commonly held positions in the financial industry.
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