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Scenes from NACUSO 2014

April 18, 2014
Conference draws nearly 450 attendees to Lake Buena Vista, Fla. READ MORE

A CUSO Evolution

April 08, 2014
The growth of CUSOs has mirrored the challenges and issues CUs have faced over the years. READ MORE

Three Steps for MBL Success

January 09, 2013
Find the right people, forge strong member relationships—and be safe. READ MORE

PSCU to Host Innovation Hackathon

August 17, 2012
Teams will get 24 hours to produce a viable new concept or working demo. READ MORE

NCUA Disperses Constitution Corporate’s Assets

November 23, 2010
NCUA reports that it’s transferring the assets of Constitution Corporate to Members United Bridge Corporate Federal Credit Union, Warrenville, Ill. Members United will assume Constitution’s members, shares, and business processes to ensure ongoing service to the credit unions and their consumer members. READ MORE

Six Guidelines for Building Strong CUSO/CU Partnerships

August 16, 2010
Finding a credit union service organization (CUSO) to fit your credit union's lending needs is like finding comfortable footwear. READ MORE

Collaboration Key To CU Survival

February 01, 2006
CUs must grow to successfully compete in the financial services marketplace. 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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