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Your Top Publication for 26 Years

CUES managing editor and publisher Theresa Witham
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VP/Publications & Publisher
CUES

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From the editor

Early this summer, CU Management sent a survey to some of you, our readers, seeking to better understand how you engage with this publication and to discover your future content needs. Thank you to everyone who completed it! That is the question CUES asked credit unions last year in a joint research project with TalentTelligent.

A few highlights:

  • CU Management was selected by our readers of both the print and digital versions as the most valuable publication for information on leading their credit unions. We are proud to be your top choice for the 26th year in a row!
  • Readers spend an average of 31 minutes reading or looking through a typical issue, including all the times when readers pick up the print edition or access it digitally. 
  • Survey participants agreed that CU Management contains credible content (71%), has a reader-friendly format (70%), is relevant to their credit union position (62%), has in-depth coverage (61%) and helps them reach their leadership potential (47%). 

We also asked respondents to select their biggest challenges. Their top five were:

  1. Staffing/hiring/retention
  2. Cybersecurity
  3. Growth
  4. Talent development
  5. Technology strategy

This issue of CU Management alone has resources to help you with each of these areas. 

Our cover story  addresses your No. 1 challenge: staffing, hiring and retention. This feature presents results from the 2022 CUES Executive Compensation Survey. The survey found that total compensation is up across most roles, with double-digit percent increases for executives overseeing some of the most challenging areas, including CIOs and HR execs.

This issue addresses growth strategy—challenge No. 3—with “Sharp Turn ,” a feature on mortgages.

Talent development, challenge No. 4, is addressed in our institutes coverage, “World-Class Leadership Learning .” This includes a short article about one attendee’s experience with the first segment of CEO Institute, plus celebrates everyone who participated in CEO Institute and Governance Leadership Institute™—either in person or online—in 2022.  

Our special report on fintech  is a perfect resource for those working on technology strategies (challenge No. 5). 

And don’t worry, I didn’t forget about challenge No. 2. Simply browse to our magazine’s companion website, CUmanagement.com, and do a quick search for “cybersecurity.” You’ll find an array of articles on many facets of this complex topic. 

If you have a top challenge that is not listed above, let me know and I’ll send you resources from our archives.

P.S. Don’t forget to join other CUES members on Oct. 20 for our Member Appreciation & Awards Event. Register at cues.org/mae.  cues icon 

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