Articles Tagged with 'loans'

Start Your Auto Loan Engines

April 04, 2014
Know what lies ahead on the auto-lending horizon. READ MORE

Responsible Approach Leads to Student Loan Success

February 13, 2014
Members are going someplace for student loans—why not your CU? READ MORE

Agencies Exempt Subset of Higher-Priced Mortgages

February 01, 2014
The CPFB and NCUA exempt loans of $25,000 or less and certain “streamlined refinancings” from the appraisal requirements. READ MORE

Student Loans: ‘What Are You Waiting For?’

November 14, 2013
Consolidating student loans can help both CUs and borrowers, but make sure members know what they may be giving up. READ MORE

CUs in Boom and Bust Economies

November 11, 2013
Assets at the $305 million credit union in Williston, N.D., increased 27% in 2010 and 25% in 2011 at the height of the land-lease boom. READ MORE

Growing Business Loans After the Recession

November 07, 2013
'Bankers spend too much time at their desks and not enough time out with their small-business accounts.' READ MORE

Capture Student Loan Borrowers in Five Steps

November 01, 2013
Offering these loans allows credit unions to diversify their loan portfolios, generate income, and provide a valuable and affordable service. READ MORE

Economy is ‘Recovering, Not Recovered’

October 21, 2013
New-auto lending continues to be a bright spot for many CUs. READ MORE

Taking the Leap

October 02, 2013
‘The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it.’ READ MORE

CUs Give Parents, Returning Students a Helping Hand

September 05, 2013
CUs display class with generous donations, low-cost loans, and expert advice. 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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