Articles Tagged with 'lending'

Lending Compliance Takes a Detour

November 01, 2012
CUs now can find the lending solution that is right for members. READ MORE

Lending: Focus on Current Members First

October 25, 2012
Adopt a “we are one” plan by offering the same interest rates and terms for direct and indirect loans. READ MORE

NCUA Redefines ‘Fleet’ for MBLs

September 18, 2012
Updated definition allows for five or more vehicles that are centrally controlled and used for a business purpose. READ MORE

It’s Time for an Auto Lending Compliance Tune-up

July 27, 2012
Compliance requirements differ for direct and indirect loans. READ MORE

Small Business Owners Hike the Hill

July 09, 2012
More than 500 credit unions will reach the legislated 12.25% business loan cap within three years. READ MORE

Some CU Lenders Thrived During Recession

July 05, 2012
How did some CUs grow their loan portfolios during the Great Recession while others floundered? READ MORE

CUs Growing Green

July 01, 2012
Green lending is relatively new at credit unions, and data about it is limited. READ MORE

Serving Small Biz Important to Latino CUs

June 17, 2012
Sixty percent of small businesses can’t get needed credit. READ MORE

Fynanz Surpasses 200 Lending Partners

June 05, 2012
Thirty new lending partners have joined the private student lending platform in early 2012. READ MORE

The Strategy of Hope

June 05, 2012
We've all been there: A member applies for a small loan. “Start-up money,” she says, “for a new business venture. Not much, I only need a few thousand.” 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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