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Strunk, Harland Form Alliance

August 01, 2006
Strunk, Harland Form Alliance August 1, 2006 Harland Financial Solutions' ULTRADATA® System for core processing now features Strunk & Associates' Overdraft Privilege program due to a new partnership between the two companies. Strunk & Associates LP is a Houston-based financial institution advisory firm and provider of overdraft payment services. Harland... READ MORE

WOCCU World CU Conference

August 01, 2006
For the 35 credit union regulators from 16 countries gathered in a conference room in Dublin's Burlington Hotel, a special World Credit Union Conference segment called the Regulators' Roundtable is a rare opportunity to share regulatory best practices. READ MORE

Calendars A Timely Communication Tool

May 01, 2006
Calendars A Timely Communication Tool May 1, 2006 By Allen Haley Can a 100-year-old advertising tool still be effective in today's fast-paced marketing world? Absolutely. When Thomas Murphy and Edmund Osborne championed the idea to add advertising to the centuries-old calendar in 1889, they invented a brilliant marketing tool that... READ MORE

Diebold Earns Product Line Strategy Award

May 01, 2006
Diebold Earns Product Line Strategy Award May 1, 2006 Diebold's Opteva® family of automated teller machines (ATMs) has received the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy Leadership Award, providing its customers around the world with yet another reason to embrace the innovative self-service solution first introduced by the company... READ MORE

Faster Insurance Proceed Recovery For Repos

April 01, 2006
Faster Insurance Proceed Recovery For Repos April 1, 2006 Auto Auction Services Corp. (AASC), provider of AutoIMS auction inventory management software, and Balboa Insurance Group have created a solution that enables auto lenders to significantly improve the recovery of insurance proceeds on repossessed vehicles with insurable damage. AutoIMS now offers... READ MORE

CUNA Enhances Online Personal Finance Offerings

March 01, 2006
CUNA Enhances Online Personal Finance Offerings March 1, 2006 CUNA enhanced several of its online products to provide members with more tools to learn about personal finance issues: Anytime Adviser, theonline interactive financial education series for consumers, is adding Spanish-languageversions of its coaches to the subscription package for credit unions.... READ MORE

USERS' 2005 Highlights: New Business Acquisition, Security Solutions

February 01, 2006
USERS' 2005 Highlights: New Business Acquisition, Security Solutions February 1, 2006 USERS Incorporated, Valley Forge, Pa., announced a number of major accomplishments for 2005, including sustained momentum in new client acquisition and the delivery of technology solutions that help credit unions address growing concerns about security and privacy. USERS' strong... READ MORE

BISA, NACUSO Expand Collaboration

February 01, 2006
BISA, NACUSO Expand Collaboration February 1, 2006 The Bank Insurance and Securities Association (BISA), and the National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations (NACUSO) formally agreed to expand their 2006 collaborative efforts to better serve the organizations' members/partners. Since the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, depository institutions have actively integrated their securities and... READ MORE

Digital Insight, PSCU Announce Partnership

January 01, 2006
Digital Insight, PSCU Announce Partnership January 1, 2006 Digital Insight Corp., Calabasas, Calif., and Phoenix-based PSCU Financial Services have entered into a multi- year strategic partnership. The agreements contain three major components: 1) Digital Insight will outsource its Sacramento, Calif.-based call center operations to PSCUFinancial Services. The outsourcing agreement is... READ MORE

Change Will Do You Good

December 01, 2005
Change Will Do You Good December 1, 2005 A lot of money is going to waste in American homes that seems insignificant, yet adds up to $10.5 billion. It's our change, hidden in couches, sitting in coin jars, forgotten in junk drawers. Now there's a way for people to put... 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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