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MSUFCU Named a Top Five Workplace by Detroit Free Press

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Published: Nov 13, 2018

MSUFCU Named a Top Five Workplace by Detroit Free Press for Fourth Consecutive Year

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) is honored to be named a Top Workplace for 2018 by the Detroit Free Press. The Credit Union has been named as a Top Workplace each year since 2012, and has placed in the top five workplaces in the large workplace category every year since 2014.


To be considered for a Top Workplace recognition, MSUFCU employees participated in an anonymous survey administered by the Detroit Free Press covering seven areas, including organizational health factors that measure how well employees are working together toward a common cause. These include alignment, effectiveness, connection, manager evaluation, employee engagement, organization’s leader, and overall benefits.


In all, 244 organizations, with a combined 110,993 employees, participated in the survey. This year, 151 Michigan employers earned the Top Workplaces list recognition.


“At MSUFCU, our employees are passionate about working together to fulfill our mission of helping members and employees achieve their dreams,” said Silvia Dimma, MSUFCU’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “We provide an environment that fosters communication and collaboration to ensure our employees develop and are empowered. We are honored by this recognition as it underscores our commitment to our employees.”


As part of its entry for the Top Workplaces competition, MSUFCU highlighted how the credit union strives to remain competitive and innovative with its compensation and benefits.  Extensive steps are taken to help employees be successful, including a comprehensive onboarding process in which new hires are integrated into the organization with an emphasis on cordialness.


Internal engagement programs include an organization-wide wellness incentive program, a skills development course offered to all employees, frequent town hall meetings with executives, an internal social media platform to connect amid expansive geographical growth, and more.


MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards. For the sixth year in a row, MSUFCU was named as a Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Detroit Free Press. This year, it was again recognized as one of CU Journal’s Best Credit Unions to Work For, a Michigan Best and Brightest in Wellness award winner, and is certified as a Great Place to Work®. In 2017, MSUFCU was recognized as a Best Workplace for Women by Fortune Magazine, and an Outstanding Credit Union of the Year by the Michigan Credit Union League. The credit union has also been nationally recognized for its financial education initiatives, ranking first in Michigan and second in the nation for the 2017 Alphonse Desjardins Adult Financial Education award by the Credit Union National Association. Founded in 1937, MSUFCU has 18 branches, more than 265,000 members, $4.1 billion in assets, and nearly 900 employees.