MADISON, Wis. (3/2/09)--Human resource professionals can learn tips and tactics for managing multiple roles and responsibilities in their credit unions in a new CUNA Councils white paper. Many human resources managers are asked to assume multiple responsibilities within their credit unions, including training, compliance, payroll, and accounting--among others. “Managing for Meaning: Wearing Multiple Credit Union Hats” by the CUNA Human Resources/Training Development Council offers tips and tactics for managing time, balancing shifting priorities, organizing information, and communicating throughout the process. The paper emphasizes the importance of taking a thoughtful approach to managing multiple roles, including attending to the needs of employees working in different roles and departments. It offers tools and tactics that enhance workplace effectiveness, and options for tapping outside resources and advice. Successfully wearing the multiple hats that are part of bearing multiple responsibilities will always require weighing today’s to-do list against long-term goals, according to the white paper. By setting clear priorities, communicating with co-workers, tracking progress, and making use of effective tools, credit union professionals can find the time to do the work that matters most, the paper explained. For more information, use the link and select the “HR/TD” tab.