HR Resources

Providing community banks with access to valuable Human Resources Services and support.

When your community bank becomes a member of USource, United Bankers’ Bank’s human resources consulting services, you receive access to a host of valuable resources, designed to assist you in managing the HR functions of your bank, regardless of your asset size.

Whether your bank’s HR department consists of a part-time person or multiple dedicated staff, USource provides community banks of all sizes with access to tools they can use to operate a compliant HR department or enhance the level of expertise of their current team of employees.

HR Resources Available:

  • Bank Compensation and Benefits Survey
  • Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) Development
  • Forums
  • Webinars
  • Employee Surveys
  • Pre-Employment Assessments
  • Access to the USource Online Resource Library
  • Employment Law Regulations Update
Bank Compensation and Benefits Survey 
USource sponsors an annual comprehensive survey covering salary and bonus benchmarks as well as information on projected pay increase rates, benefit programs, incentives, metrics on employee turnover, and more. USource members that participate will receive a free report for their state or region along with discounted pricing on additional reports. 
Affirmative Action Plan Development
Written Affirmative Action Plans are required annually of banks, as federal contractors, with 50 or more employees and a government contract of $50,000 or more.  Affirmative Action Plan development is available to both USource members and non-members. We provide the spreadsheets for recording the data and are a phone call away to assist with any questions you may have about data requirements. We analyze the data you collect to develop the charts and narratives required for the written plan. 
Forums
Forums provide a face-to-face opportunity to discuss human resources topics with participants from other community banks.  Hearing about other banks' human resources challenges and successes can help identify potential issues you may encounter. Forums include a presentation of HR related topics with questions, discussion and networking encouraged. The forums are held at various locations with lunch and refreshments provided. 
Webinars
USource webinars provide important and timely information on a variety of topics and are presented frequently throughout the year, generally lasting approximately 45 minutes.  Webinars provide an opportunity for community banks to learn about HR best practices and trends, compliance with employment law regulations and more.
Employee Surveys
Confidential employee surveys are an effective way to solicit feedback from your employees, so you can identify and correct any HR or cultural problems early and capitalize on successes quickly. Employee surveys are also a great tool for strategic planning, used before or after major policy or benefit changes, or as an annual gauge of bank morale. These surveys will provide your bank with important information on how your staff interprets and reacts to changes in policies or culture around the bank.
Pre-employment Assessments
Hiring the right people, the first time, increases retention and productivity and eliminates headaches in the workplace. USource provides validated pre-employment assessments, which will assist you in assessing your job applicants and ultimately determine if they will be a good fit for your bank’s culture and the position you are attempting to fill.  Assessments may also be used for current employees to assist with making decisions on transfers and promotions.
Online Human Resource Library
The USource online library includes helpful information and best practices in such areas as recruitment, performance management, employment regulations and compensation along with a variety of sample forms to use.  There is also a section with templates and examples of the information needed to develop you own job descriptions.  Recordings and PowerPoint presentations from previous USource webinars are available as well. 
USource Member Communications
USource provides timely updates to its members to help them stay current in the frequently changing HR environment. Communication of important matters, including best practices, trends and changes in employment laws, will be in the form of emails, newsletters, webinars or phone conversations. 

Benefits of becoming a USource Member:

 
  • USource experts will assist you in providing an employee handbook format that clearly communicates your bank’s policies and expectations to your employees
  • Includes complimentary employee handbook updates and revisions
  • Provides one-on-one consultations with your bank’s HR representatives
  • Access to a toll-free HR Hotline for questions
  • Access to a host of timely and educational HR training forums and webinars
  • Access to the USource resource library, filled with:
    • Information on best practices related to recruitment, compensation, benefits, performance management, trends and more
    • Up-to-date sample forms
    • Sample job descriptions and templates to build on your own
  • All of these benefits and more are provided to your community bank for one affordable monthly fee
 
Provide your staff with the HR support they need. Contact a USource expert at 866-394-1984 or usource@ubb.com and start your membership today.