Arkansas Federal Credit Union is dedicated to helping its employees, members and the communities in which it serves. This is built upon a foundation of providing employees with the tools, training and technology they need to be successful.
Industry Type: Banking
Arkansas Federal believes that when it creates an amazing team, it translates to members having a great experience. Creating this team starts in the onboarding process that engages new employees immediately with the senior leadership team. During this time the president/CEO shares what the culture is about and how employees embody it daily.
Because Arkansas Federal believes in the importance of communication, employees are encouraged to submit questions answered by the senior leadership team during quarterly town hall meetings. This provides employees with the transparency they need to understand the “whys” and “what fors” of decisions.
Whether celebrating milestones in employees’ lives or rallying together when a tragedy occurs, the company moves as one. This feeling of family was underscored by a recent survey in which 98% of employees said they would recommend Arkansas Federal as a great place to work, and it had a direct correlation to the people they work with.
Employees receive 48 hours per year that they can use towards community involvement and volunteer opportunities.
The people-first approach inspires employees and members to get involved in their communities and local charities to make a difference. Because of this, the credit union has been able to contribute more than $2.5 million to local charities in the past 20 years.
The credit union participates in the Blue & You Fitness Challenge through Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Employees receive points in the reward and recognition platform for completing each weekly challenge.
In addition to the benefits already named, employees can participate in additional life insurance, cancer, critical illness, accident, hospital and legal/identity theft protection programs. For example, Arkansas Federal matches health savings account contributions up to $800 annually and employees can participate in an employer sponsored 529 college savings plan.
DID YOU KNOW? This year, Arkansas Federal Credit Union allowed employees to participate in telemedicine, which does not cost the employees anything on a monthly basis but allows for them to speak or video chat with a doctor from their phone.
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