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Articles Tagged with 'digital'
Will Digital Empower or Destroy CUs?
April 20, 2014
Young adults embrace CU qualities such as trust, fairness, and legitimacy.
Solving Consumers' Problems Wins Their Wallets
April 19, 2014
The digital revolution has transformed how consumers make purchasing decisions, says content marketing guru Marcus Sheridan.
Digital Payments ‘Happening Now’
April 18, 2014
At stake is control of member data and a digital pathway toward other revenue sources.
Do Consumers Understand Your Brand?
January 22, 2014
Technology provides the opportunity to revive member loyalty.
Prepare for the Next Revolution
January 06, 2014
‘I never think about the future—it comes soon enough.’
Involve the Board in Technology Planning
October 18, 2013
Is your CU making the most of technology?
CU Industry at the Tipping Point
November 09, 2012
CUs need a growing number of channels to connect with their members.
Improve Your Digital Convenience
November 01, 2012
Nearly 70% of nonmembers between the ages of 18 and 24 are not at all familiar with credit unions.
What Tech Innovations Lie Ahead?
September 06, 2012
Look before leaping onto the latest technology bandwagon.
Step Away From Your Smartphone
September 01, 2012
While mobile computing allows managers to better cope with job interruptions, it also has unintended effects.
Credit Union Magazine
April 2014 digital edition
Nine Tips for Totally Rad Youth Programs
Scenes from NACUSO 2014
Cultivate an Effective CEO Evaluation Process
Members 'Catch the Save Wave' During CU Youth Week
'A Little Predicting Goes a Long Way'
Congratulations on a fine article. Perhaps the best advise is unsaid but exemplified throughout the article - namely avoiding the use of the term "Financial Literacy." The term is insulting and counterproductive because it implies that those who take the training are "Illiterate."
So, sick people can't get loans, or suffer higher interest rates? This is interesting info, but what does it lead to, especially for the relationship between my credit union and my family? I've had bypass surgery and knee replacements. Do I get penalized on my mortgage? While the data may pique ones interest (no pun intended), I just can't figure out how it's actionable, either for the member or the credit union. IMHO!!!!
I, until recently, have been a manager of two small credit unions. We recently merged with a larger credit union as a result of the regulations and not being able to keep up. We were in a "catch 22" of not being able to afford more staff to help with the back room work, compliance issues, and many other tasks. After going through two federal exams we felt the writing was on the wall. We found a merging partner while we were still sound and not waited until we were forced to merge. Although the merged has been good for the membership over all we have lost our identity. My advice to any other credit union in this position would be to think long and hard and see if there is any other way to make the credit union work. I have learned a lot since the merger and can see things we could have done to make the credit union survive.
I am so happy to see the passion being instilled in our credit union future leaders! They can make a huge difference in the strength of our industry. They ARE more when they take that back to their credit unions.
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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