Members Credit Union and Allegacy Federal Credit Union were recognized among the top workplaces in the Piedmont Triad by the Greensboro News & Record this week. The newspaper published the list of top workplaces, which were based exclusively on employee surveys, in a special insert in the Sunday, October 14 edition.
An outside research firm surveyed nearly 8,000 employees at 48 local businesses. Among the 19 survey factors, the newspaper reported that employees viewed the following five factors as the most important:
- I believe this company is going in the right direction;
- I feel genuinely appreciated at this company;
- I have confidence in the leader of this company;
- The company operates by strong values and ethics;
- I am confident about my future at this company.
The News & Record conducted the employee surveys in small, midsize and large businesses. Allegacy placed high on the list of large businesses (more than 300 employees). "The key to any top workplace is a staff that feels well-treated and well-respected and has open communication. We are working to ensure that experience remains a top priority for employees and members," said W.K. "Ike" Keener, Allegacy FCU President/CEO.
Members made the top listings of small businesses (124 or fewer employees). "It is quite an honor for Members Credit Union to be named one of the top small companies to work for in the Piedmont Triad," said President/CEO Jack Braswell. "We have a great group of loyal and hard-working people at the credit union, many of whom have been with us for over 20 years. We are proud to provide a compensation and benefits package and working environment that is so highly regarded by our employees."
In unveiling the lists, Reporter Richard Barron wrote that the companies on the list "should feel proud because their workers feel engaged, appreciated and improved by their work."
The listings indicate that employee satisfaction is key to fulfilling the "people helping people" philosophy of credit unions. "We can’t have satisfied members if we don’t have satisfied and engaged employees," Keener said.