CUES Podcast
CUES Podcast
Jun 21, 2019
CUES Podcast Episode 74: ‘Try Before You Buy’ CUES Membership Offer Available Through Oct. 31—An Interview With Jimese Harkley, CUDE
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Jimese Harkley, CUDE, CUES’ VP/membership, previously our guest on episode 67, returns to the show to talk about the 90-day free trial of CUES Unlimited membership that’s available through Oct. 31 to HR and training professionals. The free trial is designed to boost knowledge about what CUES membership benefits can do for your credit union

CUES’ 2013 Next Top Credit Union Exec, Harkley is passionate about the new CUES membership structure and how it helps credit unions and professionals in the industry. In the show she talks about why $2.5 billion Provident Credit Union, Redwood City, California, added 400 people to its roster of CUES members. 

“CUES and what we have to offer for our membership just stood out” to the CU’s VP/training, Harkley says. The CU made “CUES U a benefit for staff, just like retirement benefits and health care benefits.” It also is making CUES benefits and learning and development “a huge part” of its onboarding process.

In all, “it’s been extremely enlightening to see how orgs are excited about leveraging the benefits for their development needs,” Harkley says.

 She’s equally passionate about the value of the free trial so more credit unions can come on board with CUES membership. “Everyone deserves to hear and learn about these wonderful changes that we’ve made,” she emphasizes.

In the show, she details the answers to key questions about the offer, including:

·       Who is eligible? (HR or training leaders whose credit unions have no current membership relationship with CUES)

·       How long does it last? (90 days)

·       What’s included? (all the benefits of CUES Unlimited membership, including access to CUES Learning Portal and exclusive CUES members-only guides, including Director Onboarding Toolkit

·       How long will the trials be offered? (through Oct. 31)

·       How hard is it to sign up for the free trial? (It’s easy! Simply visit our website. One the right side, click the orange box that says, “HR Professionals—Try CUES membership FREE for 90 days, submit the form and someone from membership at CUES will contact you)  

“I’ve grown up in the CU industry with CUES being closely by my side,” Harkley adds. “I was the 2013 NTCUE and through that process I’ve learned so much and gained access to so many new benefits. In joining CUEs last year as an employee, really listening about what CUES expected to do with the member benefits. … I wish I’d had this tool to help me sharpen my skills in certain areas of the business world.”

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