Articles Tagged with 'lending'

The Pros and Cons of Loan Automation

June 01, 2012
Retain the human touch, eliminate irregularities and improve loan efficiency. READ MORE

Back on Track?

May 01, 2012
CUNA economists recently dusted off their crystal ball. The prognostications probably won’t shock you, but you might be pleasantly surprised. READ MORE

Three Top Compliance Challenges

April 14, 2012
Increased emphasis on these issues will require CUs to re-examine their processes, disclosures, and training. READ MORE

How to Get Started in Lifestyle Lending

April 13, 2012
Lifestyle loans support local retailers, medical providers, and businesses by providing financing to their patients and customers. READ MORE

How to be Heard on the Hill

April 01, 2012
The energy level on Capitol Hill is like an 'emergency room,' making it hard to get messages across. READ MORE

Exam Time? Announce Your Presence with Authority

March 30, 2012
Develop a good working relationship with your examiner—but make it clear you have a well-thought-out business plan. READ MORE

CUs on the Rise

March 20, 2012
An impressive 80% of consumers put CUs in a favorable light, a CUNA voter survey shows. READ MORE

CU Small Biz Lending Bill is 'Talk of the Town'

March 20, 2012
Legislator encourages CUs to call on representatives to support member-business lending bill. READ MORE

It’s Time for Congress to Act

March 19, 2012
The GAC's date change is perfectly timed to encourage congressional action. READ MORE

CU Hits a Mortgage Home Run

March 01, 2012
Roughly 90% of those who refinanced through the program were new members with an average loan-to-value of 45% and credit scores in the high 700s. READ MORE

heroes

What's Popular

Popular Stories

Recent Discussion

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.

Your Say: Who should be Credit Union Magazine's 2014 CU Hero of the Year?

View Results Poll Archive