Tempe, AZ, September, 22, 2015 – Landings Credit Union has been named one of the 2015 Best Credit Unions to Work for Nationally. Credit Union Journal has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees.
This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best credit unions. The list is made up of 45 credit unions. The full Best Credit Unions to Work For list was featured in the September issue of Credit Union Journal and is available online at CUJournal.com. The following are just a few of the items which helped Landings Credit Union earn a Best Places to Work for designation.
When Tempe Schools Credit Union changed its name to Landings Credit Union in 2013, employees were treated to a surprising, atypical industry event.
“We revealed the name by taking all the employees by bus to a movie theater where we rolled out the red carpet and had an Oscar themed presentation,” said Chief Human Resource Officer Adrianne Rexius. “Seeing the whole process presented on the big screen and the staff’s response was amazing.”
In an effort to build teams and create a fun work environment, Landings CU employees have participated in marshmallow fights and water balloons fights. Additionally, there is an annual employee appreciation event.
Every quarter, Landings CU CEO Margaret Hunnicutt holds an off-site breakfast meeting. Approximately 10 non-management staff members are selected at random to attend each breakfast. Hunnicutt address any questions or concerns an employee may have and listens to any ideas or feedback.
“The CEO uses the information to help transform their [employee] ideas into a better work environment,” said Rexius. “This is a great opportunity and forum for our staff to get to know our senior leader and for our senior leader to get to know the employees better too.”
While Rexius noted that many organizations claim to support a “family” atmosphere, she said that Landings CU embodies this ethos.
“Whether it is supporting an employee who has a family member fighting an illness, raising money to replace items that were stolen from an employee’s home, purchasing gift cards so an employee knows where their next meal is coming from, we are all willing to step up, support one another and help in any way we can,” she said.
About Landings Credit Union
Landings Credit Union, based in Tempe, Ariz., serves a wide range of members including students, faculty, staff and family for all schools in Maricopa County along with over 400 select employee groups. The current asset size is $138 million dollars with over 14,000 members. Landings Credit Union has been serving members for over 60 years, helping them with all of their financial needs. For more information on Landings Credit Union, please visit landingscu.org