Deseret First Credit Union
Assets: $601 million No. of Employees: 200 President/ceo: Shane London
DESERET FIRST CREDIT UNION’S “FUN Club” celebrates regular events like Halloween and Christmas, but the partying doesn’t stop there. “We like to celebrate those not-so-recognizable events like National Tortilla Chip Day or National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day,” said Vice President of Human Resources Spencer Park. “We also like to recognize staff by giving them tickets to sporting events and movies.”
Recently, the Deseret First Leadership Institute was launched. This educational platform provides an opportunity for current managers, as well as employees who are interested in management, to go through six leadership modules.
“These modules have been developed to teach staff about various leadership principles, as well as give them experience on situations they may face as managers,” said Park. “Each employee is assigned a mentor who they can go to for advice as they progress through the program.”
Another executive initiative that has gained favor with employees is the job-shadowing program, which allows employees to visit a single department or multiple departments and learn the different ins and outs.
“We want our employees to have empathy for one another and the job-shadowing program is helping with that,” said Park. “Our employees have been able to see the good and the hard things that other departments have to do.”
Founded in 1955, Deseret First supports 11 branches and serves more than 61,000 members.
the tools that are necessary for high levels of productivity through worldclass training programs.”
And if employees have questions or concerns, they can directly write or speak to CEO Scott Woods via the “Woods Wire” portal.
“He corresponds personally to each and every one received,” said Norris. “We have several venues for employees to provide feedback. We have an open-door policy at each management level and we conduct several employee surveys each year.”
Founded in 1936, South Carolina FCU supports 20 branches serves more than 150,000 members.
DFCU management and staff posing during the beam signing ceremonies outside the construction of its new Operations Center.