Online Only: Credit Unions, Leagues Leverage Video Conferencing
For credit unions that require branch employees to meet regularly at a central location, the cost of flights and gas can add up. And not to mention that time spent waiting at the airport and in traffic equates to lost hours of production employees will never get back.
Enter video conferencing, a concept that allows employees to “meet” from miles away, and recent advances in technology are making it easier and less expensive than ever to implement.
Video conferencing technology isn’t just being used in credit unions themselves – credit union leagues are leveraging it as well. The New Jersey Credit Union League just began using it to host educational sessions for league members around the state and plans to record sessions to post on its website as well as use the technology to share promotional videos.
“Traveling is a nightmare in New Jersey, so a two- to four-hour training session would mean a whole day out of the office,” NJCUL Director of Education & Training Barbara Agin said. “It puts the delivery of the information in a whole different ball field, and we can reach more people.”