Articles Tagged with 'growth'

Lending and the Economy: Right Direction, Wrong Speed

November 08, 2012
Pent-up demand, recovering housing market bode well for auto loans and mortgages. READ MORE

Optimism Rising for Auto and Housing Sectors

October 18, 2012
'We’ve changed who we are as credit unions in terms of our balance sheets,' says CUNA Chief Economist Bill Hampel. READ MORE

Latest Reports Indicate Slower Recovery

August 20, 2012
While the economic recovery likely will remain on track, CUNA’s economists now expect marginally slower economic growth. READ MORE

Important Topics for CU Strategic Planning

June 08, 2012
Lending will continue to be a struggle, but loans are on the uptick for most CUs. READ MORE

CU Assets Hit $1 Trillion Mark

June 01, 2012
In March 2012, the credit union movement’s total assets reached $1 trillion for the first time in history. READ MORE

Top Ten Planning Topics

June 01, 2012
Reap the benefits of Bank Transfer Day, prioritize nonmember awareness and focus on governance. READ MORE

Expect a Modest Lending Comeback

June 01, 2012
Credit unions can expect loans outstanding to grow, fueled by an improving economy, the resulting job growth, and rising consumer confidence. READ MORE

The 2012 Economy: ‘Good, Not Great’

March 21, 2012
Barring any major shocks, the U.S. economy should experience gross domestic product growth of 2.5% in 2012. READ MORE

CUs on the Rise

March 20, 2012
An impressive 80% of consumers put CUs in a favorable light, a CUNA voter survey shows. READ MORE

CUs Cut Costs as Margins Shrink

February 01, 2012
The financial world is changing fast. Positioning for the future is critical in this competitive environment. READ MORE

heroes

What's Popular

Popular Stories

Recent Discussion

Great article! Unfortunately, most employees don’t feel valued or appreciated by their supervisors or employers. In fact, research has shown that the predominant reason team members quit their jobs is because they don’t feel valued. This is in spite of the fact that employee recognition programs have proliferated in the workplace – over 90% of all organizations in the U.S. has some form of employee recognition activities in place. But most employee recognition programs are viewed with skepticism and cynicism – because they aren’t viewed as being genuine in their communication of appreciation. Getting the “employee of the month” award, receiving a certificate of recognition, or a “Way to go, team!” email just don’t get the job done. How do you communicate authentic appreciation? We have found people have different ways that they want to be shown appreciation, and if you don’t communicate in the language of appreciation important to them, you essentially “miss the mark”. Additionally, employees need to receive recognition more than once a year at their performance review. Otherwise, they view the praise as “going through the motions”. A third component of authentic appreciation is that the communication has to be about them personally – not the department, not their group, but something they did. Finally, they have to believe that you mean what you say. How you treat them has to match the words you use. If you are not sure how your team members want to be shown appreciation, the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory (www.appreciationatwork.com/assess) will identify the language of appreciation and specific actions preferred by each employee. You then can create a group profile for your team, so everyone knows how to encourage one another. Remember, employees want to know that they are valued for what they contribute to the success of the organization. And communicating authentic appreciation in the ways they desire it can make the difference between keeping your quality team members or having a negative work environment that everyone wants to leave. Paul White, Ph.D., is the co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Gary Chapman.

Your Say: Who should be Credit Union Magazine's 2014 CU Hero of the Year?

View Results Poll Archive