Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

CU System
10 Ways to Bridge Generation Gap On The Job
While half of American workers say that they would like to retire before the age of 65, a nationwide poll conducted by J.P. Morgan Asset Management finds that only 20% believe they will be able to do so. One way workers face this issue is by working longer.

With consumers working longer, consultant Sherri Elliott-Yeary, a featured presenter at the Cornerstone Credit Union League's upcoming Young Credit Union Professionals Conference, says today's working environment is hosting a "clash of the titans" (Leaguer July 31). Four generations are attempting to co-exist and cooperate in the workplace, she said.
 
Elliott-Yeary offers 10 best practices for bridging generational gaps:
  • Initiate conversations concerning the generation gap at all levels of the organization;
  • Educate managers and employees on the different generations in the workplace;
  • Match different generations represented in your credit union with your member base;
  • Reward employees based on productivity and performance, not seniority;
  • Educate and train employees to know how to best approach and communicate with employees from different generations;
  • Offer appealing benefits that apply to employees of all ages;
  • Train managers and leaders how to lead teams and departments with men and women from different generations;
  • Present various forms of training and tuition reimbursement for employees of all ages;
  • Establish a mentorship program where older employees teach younger employees; and
  • Encourage and establish multigenerational teams.


RSS print
News Now LiveWire
Stay tuned for coverage of @CUNA's BSA conference which starts Sunday. #CUNABSA #CUNACompliance
1 Day ago
Today's the last day to complete @CUNA's Home Depot data breach survey http://t.co/UcB8G9bVXe #StoptheDataBreaches
1 Day ago
Brenda Davis of Cross Roads Ministries will walk through 83 communities during the Ending Hunger Walking tour. (2 of 2)
1 Day ago
The Ending Hunger Walking tour, coordinated by the Maine CU League, kicked off at Old Maine CU in Augusta today. (1 of 2)
1 Day ago
Darwin Brokke of Citizens Community CU represented the #CU Association of Dakotas at a housing summit hosted by @SenatorHeitkamp
1 Day ago