Articles Tagged with 'development'

So You Want to Start a CU?

July 01, 2011
The movement’s history is rich with stories of credit union pioneers barnstorming the U.S., starting credit unions on a shoestring and storing deposits in a shoebox. READ MORE

My Top 5 Takeaways from the CUNA HR/TD Conference

May 18, 2011
Make sure your conference takeaways are brought back to the office—and not left in the trunk of your car. READ MORE

Myers Named Director of NCUA’s Office of Small CU Initiatives

May 05, 2011

Myers recently served as the interim CEO at Santa Cruz Community Credit Union.

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Crear to Retire from WOCCU

April 27, 2011

WOCCU President/CEO Pete Crear has announced he’ll retire following the World Credit Union Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, in July.

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Marketing Award Winners Deliver Growth, Visibility

April 27, 2011
The common denominator among those named top marketers by the CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council: The dogged pursuit of growth. READ MORE

Eight Tenets of Successful Business Development

March 28, 2011
Who's responsible for business development? Everyone at the CU. READ MORE

Scenes from the CUNA Marketing Council Conference

March 25, 2011
Speakers addressed everything from innovation to connecting with members online. READ MORE

Council Honors Top Marketers

March 22, 2011
Amy McGraw (left), Joye Cox, and Brynn Ammon are lauded for their marketing and business development prowess. 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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Create a Culture of Learning in Your CU

November 18, 2010
Providing learning and development opportunities helps employees meet job challenges and provide great member service. 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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