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A Tale of Two Movements

The state of the CU movement is vastly improved, but challenges remain, especially for small CUs.
February 4, 2014
As a group, small CUs face shrinking membership and loan growth.
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CUs Can Expect Economic Tailwinds

The economy is gaining traction in several sectors, according to CUNA's senior economist.
December 5, 2013
With 2014 right around the corner, CU executives are wondering what’s in store for the economy.
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Economy is ‘Recovering, Not Recovered’

Despite good news regarding CU membership, lending, and earnings, some CUs continue to struggle.
October 21, 2013
New-auto lending continues to be a bright spot for many CUs.
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CUNA Community CU & Growth Conference

An Authentic Brand Sells Itself

Design a unique consumer experience true to your ideals, and members will buy in.
October 11, 2013
Focus your brand on your sustainable, competitive advantage.
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Community CU & Growth Conference

CO-OP Financial Services Awards 16 Scholarships for Community CU & Growth Conference

This is the fourth-consecutive year the company has sponsored scholarships for this conference.
October 2, 2013
Attendees will create ready-to-implement action plans to help their CUs reach their full potential.
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CUNA Tech/Ops Council Conference

Hispanics Represent CUs’ Largest Growth Opportunity

By 2050, one in three U.S. residents will be of Hispanic descent.
September 27, 2013
Hispanics are the nation’s largest, fastest-growing, youngest, and most underserved ethnic group.
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Inflation Growth is a Mixed Bag

Rising consumer prices reduce discretionary income but grow short-term loan demand.
August 22, 2013
Will unseasonably high first-quarter loan growth be sustainable?
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Why Care about Immigration Reform?

Hispanic outreach is an investment in your CU’s future.
August 1, 2013
Newly documented Hispanic immigrants will provide a big growth opportunity for CUs.
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Strong Membership Growth Continues at CUs

CUs add nearly 677,000 members during the first quarter of 2013.
June 21, 2013
Momentum from Bank Transfer Day continues.
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The Return of the Borrower

Less household debt and the improving labor market bode well for CU lending.
June 7, 2013
Expect CU loan balances grow 5% to 6% in 2013—and even faster in 2014.
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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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