Alabama Credit Union based in Tuscaloosa, AL, and Power Financial Credit Union, based in Pembroke, FL, recently earned accolades for being the best from an employment perspective. Credit Union Journal’s annual Best Credit Unions to Work For program is all about the human touch that is important to attract and retain the best talent.

Credit Union Journal partnered with Best Companies Group, a third-party research firm, to put together the Best Credit Unions to Work For rankings. Participating credit unions had to have at least 25 employees and agree to participate in a free, two-part assessment administered by Best Companies Group.

The first part of the assessment, worth 25 percent of the score, gathered information about benefits, policies and human resources practices. The second part, which accounted for 75 percent of the score, involved a confidential, 78-question employee survey that looked at everything from what employees love about working there, unique benefits offered, and special recognition and appreciation programs, to ways to relieve stress and promote fun in the workplace.