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World Council Efforts in Kenya Encourage Access and Democracy

CUs give Kenyans greater access to financial services and local democracy
April 1, 2014
African CUs, called SACCOs, give many citizens their first experience in community grassroots democratic decision making.
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CUNA GAC 2014

A Golden Opportunity Awaits

Our mission is the financial empowerment of members.
February 23, 2014
Our mission is the financial empowerment of members.
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A Brief History of International CU Day

This year’s slogan: CUs Unite for Good
October 15, 2013
The first ICU Day was on January 17 in honor of Benjamin Franklin’s birthday.
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CUs Worldwide Share Common Operating and Member-Service Challenges

No matter where you are in the world, it’s all about access, convenience, and member service.
October 1, 2012
Since the global financial crisis and worldwide recession, CUs everywhere face similar issues.
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WOCCU Turns 40

International CU association celebrates four decades of development activity.
November 10, 2010
WOCCU evolved from CUNA's World Extension Department, developed in the 1950s to attack usury on a global scale.
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CU Leaders Welcome the World to Vegas

Mica hands the reins to Cheney at The 1 CU Conference.
July 12, 2010
Energy, enthusiasm, and a plea for unity and adherence to core principles marked Monday’s opening general session of The 1 Credit Union Conference.
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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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