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Why Work for Us?
Community Participation. Purdue Federal employees love the credit union’s commitment to the communities it serves. We annually invest a significant amount of volunteer time; at events, on committees and on boards of directors, and financial resources. In fact, the credit union encourages staff to volunteer by providing employees four paid hours of Volunteer Time Off (VTO) per year to volunteer at an orgaziation of their choice.
Wellness. Purdue Federal embraces a culture of wellness. Our CEO’s involvement and philosophy of wellness sets an example for all employees. We recognize that wellness starts with small lifestyle changes which is what we encourage. We achieve this through a wellness program that includes free on-site wellness check-ups, free on-site flu vaccinations, and an exercise corner for each branch location. Purdue Federal has a fitness room that includes a locker room, showers, and a hydration station. Employees have a variety of fitness equipment to choose from including: treadmills, recumbent bikes, elliptical trainer, nautilus machine, free weights, fitness balls, and workout DVD’s. Some locations even participate in on-site Weight Watchers meetings, group walks/runs, healthy recipe cook-offs, and more.
Input. Purdue Federal employees love that the credit union cares about their opinions. The credit union seeks regular employee feedback through a quarterly employee satisfaction survey. Additionally, Purdue Federal created a President’s Council to collect issues and ideas, on ways to improve Purdue Federal for our members and our staff, funneled to top management. Each month the group meets with the CEO to discuss new issues and ideas. The council members are advocates for our membership and staff. Many innovative ideas that originate from our members and employees have been implemented.
Development. Purdue Federal utilizes a combination of in-person and on-line training for employee career/job development. One of the many development opportunities Purdue Federal offers is Job Shadowing. We encourage our employees to learn to “Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes”. Employees schedule two visits each year to other departments or individuals to learn about what they do and how their jobs relate to the company’s strategic matrix. As a result of these experiences we have benefited from many process improvements. They have also strengthened one of our core values, mutual respect, by cultivating new cross-departmental relationships.
Fun. At Purdue Federal we utilize the Fish Philosophy to help communicate our core values in a fun, creative way. Throughout the year we have fun activities get our employees involved. One of the activities that caught on and stayed was Puzzle Time! We sent puzzles to each of our locations and encouraged our employees to take “Puzzle Breaks” when they were stressed, frustrated or just needed to get away. At any point in the day you can find an employee taking a quick break to add a new piece to the puzzle. It has been a really fun way to relax. It has also become a little competitive too!