Chary Krout

Chary Krout

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, First Tech Federal Credit Union

Why is Chary speaking at WorkHuman?

Chary equips leaders at First Tech Federal Credit Union and across the Pacific Northwest region with progressive, yet actionable, ideas to meet the demands of today’s dynamic workforce. An avid believer that we should all ‘try something new,’ Chary drives industry-leading people initiatives to deliver measurable business outcomes. She’s passionate about people and has dedicated her career to working alongside employees and leaders to create a better workplace for everyone.

About Chary:

As Senior Vice President of Human Resources at First Tech Federal Credit Union, Chary Krout has dedicated 20+ years of tenure and leadership experience to help employees be their best. Her passion for constantly improving the employee experience continues to a make measurable difference for over 1,500 employees in the areas of compensation, benefits, recruiting and performance feedback. With a keen understanding that the employee experience drives customer experience, Chary created a Leadership Success Report that leverages data and action plans to help leaders see the complete picture of their teams’ impact to the business.

An influential change leader, Chary advocates for employees, demonstrating the credit union’s core philosophy of ‘people helping people.’ In 2012, she helped facilitate the largest credit union merger in history, with record levels of retention across three corporate locations and 35 branches. Today, she continues to blur the lines of traditional HR and business, serving on the Enterprise Data Analytics Council and Workplace Steering Committee, which oversaw the design and completion of a 156,000-sq foot building in 2018.

In 2017, Chary was named ‘HR Business Leader of the Year’ by Portland Business Journal. She sits on the VanderVeldon Foundation board which provides scholarship awards to Pacific University students.

5 Do’s and Don’ts to Launch Your Recognition Platform
Chary Krout, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, First Tech Federal Credit Union
Molly Lehrsch, Director, Corporate Communications, First Tech Federal Credit Union

Ready to launch your recognition platform?  Learn how First Tech Federal Credit Union saw off the chart results in just 6 months. Chary Krout, SVP of HR and Molly Lehrsch, Dir. Corp. Comm. will share 5 do’s and don’ts every company should consider before launching. You will learn: Top strategies for launching a recognition program […]

Applying the Value of Gratitude
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The Evolution of Performance Management: Life after the Annual Appraisal
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Chary Krout, Vice President, Human Resources, First Tech Federal Credit Union
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Jason Lauritsen, Employee Engagement & Workplace Culture Expert

Few areas of HR practice have been disrupted as much as performance management over the past several years.  As traditional practices failed, the pressure to motivate and inspire employees to perform with a growth mindset continues to increase. Organizations of all sizes are trying to move beyond annual appraisals and ratings in favor a more […]

Bringing Humanity to Performance Management
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