Articles Tagged with 'budget'

Economy Dodges Bullet but Deficits Loom

December 12, 2013
The federal government shutdown and budget debacle this fall led to a near miss for the U.S. and world economies. READ MORE

Build Up Security Policies and Budgets

May 07, 2012
Knowing that your CU is only as strong as its weakest link illustrates how important it is to have a strong security system in place. READ MORE

It's Not Confusing; It's Confucius!

May 01, 2012
What can we learn from past mistakes in the mortgage arena? READ MORE

Project Management 101

April 23, 2012
For years, I was an executive at a sign manufacturing company. We specialized in massive projects—from a million-dollar scoreboard at a pro football stadium to a multistate bank branding change involving hundreds of locations. READ MORE

Encourage Education for Young Adults

December 12, 2011
Show young adults how to budget, borrow, and buy responsibly while building long-lasting member relationships. READ MORE

A Delicate Balancing Act

March 14, 2011
CU members believe the economic recovery they’re hearing about is mostly on Wall Street, not Main Street. READ MORE

Addressing Interchange Fees & NCUA Concerns

January 31, 2011
CUNA is pursuing dramatic improvements in the Fed's debit interchange fee proposal. READ MORE

FDIC Budget Falls While NCUA's Climbs 12%

December 16, 2010
"We believe it is appropriate and reasonable for NCUA to do all it can to contain its own costs,” says the CUNA President/CEO. READ MORE

CUNA Tools December 2010

December 01, 2010

Financial literacy starts with these money-management resources

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Marketing in a Digital World

August 01, 2010
Marketers and consumers are opting for blogs, tweets, and social media over traditional channels. 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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