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Support Financial Education

February 27, 2011
NCUF will focus on financial education initiatives through REAL Solutions. READ MORE

Does Your CU Have the Guts?

February 23, 2011
CUs should intervene when members are about to make poor financial decisions—even if it means turning away loans. READ MORE

Reach Out to Tomorrow’s Members

February 09, 2011
Make a good impression on young members early to ensure their future loyalty and your CU's growth. READ MORE

Millennials Need CUs—They Just Haven’t Met You Yet

January 18, 2011
A Microsoft white paper explores what millennials and boomers think about financial institutions and personal financial management tools. READ MORE

NCUF Approves 15 Financial Education Grants for 2011

December 23, 2010

The National Credit Union Foundation recently approved 15 new grants for 2011, totaling $294,510. All of the grant projects have a financial education component.

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Judges Highlight 2010 Desjardins Standouts

December 16, 2010
CUs’ efforts will continue to combat financial illiteracy for years to come. READ MORE

Deliver the 'FHB' Message

December 01, 2010
CUs owe it to their members to provide financial education. READ MORE

Financial Illiteracy: It’s Worse Than We Thought

December 01, 2010
CUs can help members repair their balance sheets and adopt sound money management principles. READ MORE

Texas League, CO-OP Financial Services Form Partnership

November 11, 2010
CO-OP Mobile for mobile banking features a multi-mode platform supporting text banking, mobile Web browser, and downloadable applications to supported devices, including iPhones. READ MORE

Financial Counseling Curbs Loan Losses, Helps Members

October 27, 2010
Case study offers best practices for increasing the impact of financial counseling. 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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