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LoanLink Center, CU Direct partner to speed indirect loans

June 01, 2005
LoanLink Center, CU Direct partner to speed indirect loans June 1, 2005 The LoanLink Center and CU Direct Corp. are teaming up to speed up indirect loan processing for credit unions and their members by using the Credit Union Direct Lending (CUDL) platform. The LoanLink Center is a credit union... READ MORE

IntegraSys Launches Web-based Wire Transfer Solution

May 01, 2005
IntegraSys Launches Web-based Wire Transfer Solution May 1, 2005 IntegraSys, a Frisco, Texas-based business unit of Fiserv Inc. launched WireXchange, a new browser-based tool for completing end-to-end wire transfers. The easy-to-use WireXchange solution features convenient one-time data entry to perform every step in the wire transfer process, including Office of... READ MORE

Harland To Buy Liberty Enterprises

May 01, 2005
Harland To Buy Liberty Enterprises May 1, 2005 Atlanta-based John H. Harland Co. will acquire Liberty Enterprises in a $160 million cash-for-stock purchase, bringing two credit union-oriented competitors together. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and other closing conditions and is expected to close in late May or early... READ MORE

Strohl Systems, GalaxyPlus Announce Joint Marketing Agreement

April 01, 2005
Strohl Systems, GalaxyPlus Announce Joint Marketing Agreement April 1, 2005 Strohl Systems, King of Prussia, Pa., has announced a joint marketing agreement with GalaxyPlus, a Troy, Mich., provider of information technology services to credit unions. Under the agreement, GalaxyPlus will market and sell to its credit union customers Strohl's PLANet,... READ MORE

CO-OP Network Launches CU Marketing Program

April 01, 2005
CO-OP Network Launches CU Marketing Program April 1, 2005 CO-OP Network, Ontario, Calif., has introduced an online service that allows member credit unions to customize and purchase an array of marketing materials. Available on the CO-OP Network Extranet, the "Credit Union Marketing Program" is designed to educate cardholders to recognize... READ MORE

Performance Measurement Tools Make Appraisals Meaningful

February 01, 2005
Performance Measurement Tools Make Appraisals Meaningful February 1, 2005 By Patrick Totty Narrative approach A more automated approach Some advice Human resource management providers At first glance, credit unions seem to have two incompatible choices when it comes to selecting systems for measuring employee performance. On one hand are application... READ MORE

Jack Henry, Tangent Analytics Unveil Business Intelligence Solutions

February 01, 2005
Jack Henry, Tangent Analytics Unveil Business Intelligence Solutions February 1, 2005 Jack Henry & Associates Inc., Monett, Mo., and Tangent Analytics LLC, , Winston-Salem, N.C., announced the formal release of their jointly developed Intelligence Warehouse and Intelligence Manager solutions. Intelligence Warehouse is a sophisticated data consolidation, reporting, and analysis system... READ MORE

Evaluating Mortgage Program Providers: 11 Tips

January 01, 2005
Evaluating Mortgage Program Providers: 11 Tips January 1, 2005 So you've decided to offer mortgages and outsource some or all of the process. Now you have to find the right mortgage lending partner. A CUNA Lending Council whitepaper, 'Mortgage Lending for Small Credit Unions,' offers 11 tips for evaluating potential... READ MORE

Mortgage Lending Resources

January 01, 2005
Mortgage Lending Resources January 1, 2005 Aimbridge Appro Systems Inc. CUNA Center for Personal Finance CUNA Mutual Group CUNA Mutual Mortgage Corp. Datatrac Desert Document Services Inc. Ellie Mae Inc. EPL FedComp Inc. FICS Fidelity Integrated Financial Solutions Fieldstone Mortgage Co. Fiserv Lending Solutions Freddie Mac GalaxyPlus Credit Union Systems... 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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