The NFL, the war for talent, and COVID-19

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pembroke Since joining CUES in March 2013, John Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES’ strategy, branding and culture. Under his guidance, CUES … Web: www.cues.org Details Hearing the bad economic news of our nation’s high unemployment rate, credit unions might be tempted to think that no one is hiring or developing talent during the current pandemic.Nothing could be further from the truth.The war for top talent continues even now. And, companies are becoming increasingly creative in finding candidates, selecting, interviewing, onboarding, developing, and engaging talented people.We can gain insights into talent acquisition and development by reflecting on the National Football League’s 2020 Draft. For those who don’t follow football, the draft is how NFL teams acquire the best college players. An April event, the draft took place virtually this year.Hopefully, as the economy reopens, credit unions won’t need to rely on virtual talent acquisition in such a big way as the NFL did this year. However, you may still find you want to blend virtual talent management tools with traditional techniques at times. Here are some observations from the 2020 virtual NFL Draft that may apply to your 2020 talent efforts:Continue to hire top talent, even when this must be done virtually. The shortcomings of virtual hiring in the credit union industry are not dissimilar to what the NFL experienced. Technology can fail. Remote interactions can feel impersonal. And building a robust candidate pool virtually can be more challenging. Credit unions need to find a way to overcome these issues. No one wants to miss the opportunity to hire the next Walter Payton, especially if something as simple as a videoconference would have made that possible.Hire stars who will work together well. After all, if your quarterback throws a great pass but no one can catch it, you can’t win the game. Some companies look to hire groups of people who have previously worked together successfully.Hire great leaders, too. In addition to individual stars, the NFL relies on great coaches and general managers to bring everyone together. Similarly, credit unions need really good people in their C-suites, in addition to top lenders and marketers.Be creative in your onboarding. The more interconnected a new hire or promoted staffer needs to become with various work groups at your credit union, the longer it will take to integrate that person into the new role. As the economy tentatively reopens, remember that you can use virtual meeting and learning tools to help build your team.The players who were drafted by NFL teams in April will participate in the league’s virtual off-season to get ready to (hopefully) play in person this fall. Likewise, virtual—and, hopefully soon, in-person—learning opportunities will help you prepare talent for top performance. You also have a special opportunity right now for a 45-day free trial of all of the educational and networking benefits of CUES membership. In all, staying keenly focused on talent management will help your credit union win the war for talent and better serve members now and into the future.last_img read more

National soccer stars host clinic at local complex to inspire next generation

first_imgWith many girls and boys scattered around the field looking up to the stars, Sullivan emphasized it’s importance to her. “They empower us to get stringer and tougher to keep fighting, even when you feel hopeless, keep fighting,” said participant Rachelle Rios. “It’s really cool that we’re able to give back to the sport in the same way it gave to us,” Lavelle said. “When we were younger, we always did these camps with professional players, and it means so much to us and it’s cool to have the roles reversed and serve as that same kind of role model to kids.” Clinic organizer Lila Kashou-McKenna spoke highly of Lavelle and Sullivan’s ability to bond with clinic-goers. Participants were able to get autographs and photos taken with the U.S.W.N.T stars, while also taking inspiration from them. World Cup winner midfielder Rose Lavelle and midfielder Andi Sullivan teamed up to host their clinic for over 200 youth soccer players from around the country, helping teach and inspire those who attended. “They’ve really humanized what it means to be a celebrity,” Kashou-McKenna said. “They’ve done a great job connecting with the players and the entire community.” Young players who participated were able to hone their skills, pass around with friends, practice their ball juggling, and learn from two of the best in the global game. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Stars from the United States Women’s National Soccer Team were in town this weekend, hosting a clinic at the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex. Organizers say it’s all to help the next generation of soccer players. “I think it’s a great experience for everyone to come out here and play and kind of learn a little bit about how Rose and Andy play,” said participant Reese Collura. “I think it’s one of the best parts about the job and the lives we get to live is seeing that impact and hearing it,” Sullivan said. “It’s empowering for us to hear that feedback.” “It’s just a really huge community event, and these ladies have done a wonderful job really inspiring the young youth players from all over the country,” said Kashou-McKenna.last_img read more

Official: Real Madrid announce Luka Jovic signing

first_img Source: BBC Real Madrid have signed striker Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt for an undisclosed fee, subject to a medical.The 21-year-old Serbia international has agreed a six-year deal with Zinedine Zidane’s side.Jovic only joined Eintracht on a permanent deal in April, when they activated a clause following a two-year loan spell from Benfica.The forward – who has four caps for Serbia – scored 27 goals in 48 games for the German club this season.He was also named in Uefa’s Europa League squad of the season after scoring 10 goals on their run to the semi-finals, where they lost on penalties to eventual winners Chelsea.While both clubs have decided to keep the fee secret, it is widely reported to be in excess of £50m.Frankfurt are thought to have paid about £6.2m (7m euros) for him in April.last_img read more

NHL free agency 2019: Maple Leafs sign trade acquisitions Kerfoot and Ceci

first_imgThe Maple Leafs have nearly finished filling up their roster.Toronto signed newly acquired center Alexander Kerfoot and defenseman Cody Ceci to new contracts on Thursday. Kerfoot joins the team on a four-year deal with an AAV of $3.5 million. Ceci agreed to a one-year contract worth $4.5 million. Ceci, 25, headlined the Senators’ package in the trade for Nikita Zaitsev and Connor Brown. The sixth-year veteran tied his career-high with 26 points (7-19–26) last season in 74 games.Maple Leafs, Senators six-player swap is a win-win as Zaitsev, Ceci start anewAccording to CapFriendly, Toronto now has an estimated $3,765,301 in cap space. However, The Fourth Period’s David Pagnotta reports that the team is a few roster moves away from having over $11 million, keeping them in play to re-sign Mitch Marner.Looking at the Leafs cap situation: Add Kerfoot’s $3.5M AAV & Ceci’s $4.5M AAV. Factor in Horton’s $5.3M going on LTIR and 4 players on the current roster making avg $700K each being moved to the AHL to start the year, the Leafs have $11.165M in cap flexibility to play with.— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) July 4, 2019 The Leafs traded for Kerfoot, 24, along with Tyson Barrie and a sixth-round draft pick from the Avalanche in exchange for Nazem Kadri and Calle Rosen. He posted 42 points (15-27-42) with a minus-nine rating in 78 games last season. Kerfoot failed to find the back of the net in his 12 playoff games, but notched three assists.MORE: Maple Leafs acquire Tyson Barrie, gain key right-handed defensemanlast_img read more