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Help Employees Rediscover Their Mojo

Act quickly to reinvigorate capable employees performing below their potential.
April 15, 2013
'We try to instill the concept that we're a learning organization, and that it's better to ask than to make a mistake.'
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Live an Inspired and Inspiring Life

Author says it’s time for cooperatives to get their mojo back.
October 25, 2012
Employees perform better when they’re inspired, not motivated.
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 New Challenges Require New Leadership

Effective leadership development can boost operating results and staff morale.
August 20, 2012
Today’s constantly changing business environment calls for a different type of leadership.
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Boost Returns on Your Human Capital

New performance-management and appraisal tools help CUs find staff with the right skills.
August 13, 2012
Hiring, training, developing, and compensating employees accounts for 53% of expenditures at most companies.
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CUNA Mutual Reports Strong Financials

Operating revenue grows 5.8% year-to-date.
November 17, 2011
Despite continuing economic pressures, CUNA Mutual Group posted a strong performance in key financial measures through the third quarter of 2011.
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CUs Search for Hire Power

Reduce employee turnover by finding the best people and getting the most out of them.
August 9, 2011
HR tools help CUs find and keep qualified staff.
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Create a Successful Virtual Team: Six Lessons

How can CUs ensure their virtual teams produce the desired results?
February 17, 2011
The office of the future might not be an office at all.
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Raddon Lauds High-Performing CUs

Balanced scorecard measures growth, income, efficiency and margin management.
September 8, 2010
Raddon Financial Group pesented its annual Crystal Performance Award to high-performing credit unions in two asset classes based on a balanced scorecard measuring growth, income, efficiency, and margin management.
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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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