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 September '18August '18
# of CUs5,6535,686
Total Assets
($ billions)
Total Savings
($ billions)
Net Cap.
Loans to Savings85.5%84.5%
Loan Delinq.0.7%0.7%

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Hire innovatively

Make outside-the-box staffing decisions, says innovation expert Josh Linkner.

Want an innovative company?

In addition to embracing creativity in your current workforce, look for job candidates who will thrive in a culture that embraces creative thinking, says innovation expert Josh Linkner.

Some people say the Master of Fine Arts is the new Master of Business Administration, according to Linkner. "The really high-value skills are the artistic, imaginative skills people use to imagine what can be, instead of just what is."

A prospective employee's philosophical alignment with the company is more important than what's on his or her resume. The job you're hiring for today is going to evolve and change. The employee will need to evolve and change as well.

"Whenever I would hire people, I would look for intrinsic values first and job skills and experience second. I can always ‘train-up' the job skills more so than I can change people in who they are," says the 45-year-old entrepreneur, author, and speaker, who will deliver at keynote address at America's Credit Union Conference (ACUC), June 26-29 in Seattle.

Credit unions should look for creative, outside-the-box thinkers, he says, possibly from nontraditional backgrounds.

"Bring diversity of thought to the equation," Linkner says.