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Scenes from the 2013 World CU Conference

July 16, 2013
World Council of CUs (WOCCU) welcomes 2,400 attendees from 61 countries to the conference, held in Ottawa, Canada. READ MORE

Regulatory ‘Pendulum’ Will Continue to Swing

July 27, 2012
Both regulated and regulator agree the right balance can be difficult to find. READ MORE

Polish CUs Succeed Through Collaboration

January 01, 2012
Poland now has one of the world’s fastest-growing and most successful CU systems. READ MORE

 WOCCU 101: Our Passion Is the Member

October 24, 2011
This year, as we celebrate 40 years of WOCCU, what are the lessons we have learned? READ MORE

Crear to Retire from WOCCU

April 27, 2011

WOCCU President/CEO Pete Crear has announced he’ll retire following the World Credit Union Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, in July.

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WOCCU Celebrates 40 Years of Service

February 27, 2011
Growth comes only for those able to fulfill their mission. READ MORE

Small Steps, Global Growth

October 01, 2010
On ICU Day, let’s celebrate CUs serving as members’ economic lifelines. READ MORE

Strong Future Predicted for Uzbekistan's CUs

August 27, 2010
Uzbekistan's fledgling credit union movement has become one of the fastest-growing in the world, and Sardor Normukhamedov has come to the U.S. looking for ways to help increase that positive trajectory. READ MORE

Celebrate CU Values

August 12, 2010
In the wake of slowly recovering global economy, credit unions have much to celebrate. READ MORE

Kaczynski, May and CUES Receive Distinguished Service Award

July 16, 2010
Honorees among many recognized at conference closing ceremony. READ MORE

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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.

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