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AIG’s Security Tips for Surviving an Angry Mob

An AIG corporate security memo, leaked to Gawker, advises employees on how not to fall victim to the populist horde calling for their heads. Click to enlarge. Here's to hoping your financial…

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Big Bank Bonuses Are the Wrong Thing to Worry About

Right now, there is much debate about how much banking executives should or shouldn't make. Is $1 million too much? Is $500,000 fair? What about bonuses? One of the big concerns is…

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Core Values: Do All Banks Really Believe the Same Thing?

If all banks pretty much share the same core values, then what good are they?

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For Credit Unions, the Problems Start at Home… Or Maybe Not?

Filene released a study on employee perceptions of credit unions. The study concludes that credit union employees are confused about what "a credit union" is. Among the conclusions: Employees agree on the…

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Mission, Vision, Values… And The Missing Piece

Some financial institutions have mission statements. Some have vision statements. Some have both. Some companies have a defined list of core values, while others don’t. One thing is for sure: There is…

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Credit Union Gives Fleet of Cars to Staff

United Community FCU just gave brand new 2009 Chevrolet HHRs to 17 employees. The cars, wrapped from bumper to bumper with credit union graphics, cost $380,000. To pay for the campaign, the…

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5 Things HR Must Do to Build Your Brand

In order for your brand to thrive, employees must be on board. Here's 5 ways HR can do to help instill a branded culture and get staff living the brand.

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WaMulians

WaMu has coined a term for its staff. “WaMulians” as they’re known, is a term that dates back to at least 2003, but was only used informally. Until recently. It appears WaMu…

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Wanted: Marketing People. Also, Donuts.

“Wanted: Marketing People. Also, donuts.” This was the headline of a recruitment ad placed by Coast Capital Savings. The rest of the ad reads: Coast Capital Savings is Canada's second largest credit…

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