UNI Financial Cooperation achieving global growth right at home in New Brunswick

Posted on January 02, 2023 | Sponsored Content | 0 Comments


UNI Financial Cooperation is living proof you don’t have to leave home to make it big. At this world-class financial institution, employees serve their membership with heart and pride.

Founded in 1936, with $5.2 billion dollars in assets, UNI invests $2.4 million a year in communities and promotes citizen participation in a changing world. In all of this, it leads by example.

Playing a leadership role on New Brunswick’s economic stage, UNI is an important provincial employer and capitalizes on the skills of it nearly 1,000 employees, in 58 sites (business locations and regional offices) throughout the province. With their telecommuting policy, they have a larger platform for recruitment opportunities and can offer a flexible schedule for their staff. If you are based near the head office, an on-site daycare service is available, which many employees use.

“We are always looking for opportunities to do more. Our Purpose, ‘UNIted for the sustainable prosperity of UNI and its members’, defines us and gives meaning to our core values — solidarity, responsibility and courage. These are the guiding lights we follow to undertake our daily actions,” says President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Moreau. “Our employees’ outstanding commitment to UNI propels us over and above any challenges and trials to show our members and clients just how flexible and accessible we are.”

To support growth, UNI continues to enhance its digital offering, simplify connectivity, and expand its online banking and financial services. “Providing quality service has pushed our financial cooperative to continually adapt to our members’ and clients’ shifting needs and to a fast-changing financial world that continues to evolve,” says Moreau.

Last year, UNI rallied its employees towards common goals for the evolution of the organization and once again, the employees overcame tumultuous public health and economic conditions to provide its members and clients with sound financial advice and personalized service in a variety of forms.

Employee health, safety and well being are key priorities for UNI. Examples include the telemedicine program that proved popular with employees and their families, as well as the enhanced group health insurance plan with improved access to mental health resources.

Some of the many creative Talent management department initiatives UNI has implemented include: ensuring pay equity; making sure that salaries are competitive; and establishing a referral program to encourage employees to help in identifying the best talent available in the labour market.

Talent development is an important driving factor for the financial cooperative’s long-term success. In 2021, UNI introduced a new leadership coaching program designed to facilitate and accelerate professional growth and fulfillment. It also developed a new, more intuitive and user-friendly training platform to meet industry needs. It will be instrumental in striking the right balance between targeted training and more general training, helping to meet employee needs in a world where technology is part of every aspect of our lives.

“Our core mission as a financial cooperative depends on the ability of our people to deliver. That’s why UNI has developed a corporate culture that motivates teams to pool their talents and live out the values of commitment every day by being supportive, responsible, and courageous in serving our members and clients,” says UNI Chairman Pierre-Marcel Desjardins.

UNI en pleine croissance où il fait bon travailler.

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