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A Tale of Two Movements

February 04, 2014
As a group, small CUs face shrinking membership and loan growth. READ MORE

An Uneven Recovery

January 06, 2014
The state of the CU movement is vastly improved, but not all CUs are seeing the same results. READ MORE

Economy is ‘Recovering, Not Recovered’

October 21, 2013
New-auto lending continues to be a bright spot for many CUs. READ MORE

The CFO’s Merger Role Expands

April 20, 2012
In the past, the CFO focused solely on financials during mergers. That’s no longer the case. READ MORE

 ROA and the Road to Recovery

February 01, 2012
CU earnings took a in third-quarter 2011 due to a hefty corporate stabilization expense, but the days of declining CU ROA likely are behind us. READ MORE

A Deficiency of Efficiency?

September 12, 2011
Most credit union decision-makers I know are a restless bunch—constantly looking for ways to improve operations and make (and keep) members happy. READ MORE

A Delicate Balancing Act

March 14, 2011
CU members believe the economic recovery they’re hearing about is mostly on Wall Street, not Main Street. READ MORE

The ‘Death Knell’ of the CU Movement?

September 02, 2010
Alternative, or supplemental, capital could allow credit unions to raise money from outside the institution and use it as a capital buffer. READ MORE

Could Alternative Capital Unleash CUs' True Potential?

September 01, 2010
Fallout from the economic crisis increases the need for alternative capital. Even well-capitalized CUs are limiting growth due to fear of capital constraints. But to use alternative capital, CUs would have to demonstrate management savvy and discipline. READ MORE

CUs Embrace Alternative Capital

July 16, 2010
CUs worldwide are struggling to generate sufficient capital from retained earnings. Alternative capital could help. 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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