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To Spur Loan Growth, Learn From the Past

Bad-account data is a great resource for loan portfolio management.
January 24, 2012
There’s an upside to the economic down cycle: A wealth of information on bad accounts.
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Handling Post-Recession Repossessions

CUs work fast and smart to keep repos under control.
October 1, 2011
To turn around recession-related increases in repossessions, CUs have beefed up their loan-assessment processes, initiated faster action on collection procedures, and worked diligently to help members avoid repossessions.
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Real Estate at a Crossroads?

Property values in many markets haven't bounced back, but some CUs see increasing mortgage demand.
September 1, 2010
CUs are continuing with strong underwriting standards while helping members as much as possible to stay in their homes.
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Six Guidelines for Building Strong CUSO/CU Partnerships

If the shoe fits...
August 16, 2010
Finding a credit union service organization (CUSO) to fit your credit union's lending needs is like finding comfortable footwear.
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CU Embraces 'Make Sense' Approach to Lending

June 23, 2010

When Lyle Wermund determines whether to modify a mortgage, he asks one key question: Does the loan make sense?


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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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