Verve, a Credit Union, was named one of Credit Union Journal’s 2017 Best Credit Unions to Work For. The nationwide list is determined through a 30-page questionnaire on benefits and policies submitted by the credit union and an in-depth survey completed by employees.
Verve’s nearly 250 team members across its 15 locations rated Verve on more than 75 statements and answered two open-ended and seven demographic questions, ranking Verve as a top employer in the nation and the only Wisconsin-based credit union to make the list.
“We are humbled to receive the honor of being the only Wisconsin-based credit union on the list,” Ali Fett, assistant vice president of talent development at Verve, said. “Our culture is at the heart of all we do, and we’ve been intentional about building and sustaining a servant-leadership culture to help each team member serve with passion and enthusiasm. Seventy-five percent of the award was determined by the feedback our team members gave, and it means so much to know our team members believe in what we're doing here at Verve.”
Verve takes a comprehensive approach to employee development, going beyond job duties and focusing on culture and wellness.
“We are cultivating a servant-led organization by investing in the unique gifts of each Verve team member. Our culture is fueled by the expectation that every team member is put to their best and highest use by leveraging their individual strengths. Verve team members are empowered and free to be their best selves which creates a highly effective and engaged workplace—and our members feel the difference,” Kevin Ralofsky, president and CEO of Verve, said. “We know that an engaged team is inspired to do great things, and we’re so happy to see our team members feel the same way.”
Some unique aspects of the Verve work environment include servant leadership training, a robust wellness program that facilitates morning team stretching sessions and more, casual days that raise money for charity, and participating in random acts of kindness known as Random Acts of Verve.
Founded in 1937, Verve, a Credit Union, is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $800 million in assets and serving over 56,000 members at 15 locations. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in 23 counties throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota and to employees of Kimberly-Clark Corp., Fox River Paper Co., the medical services industry and the immediate family of any current member.