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Lending on the Mend

CU lenders say auto, mortgage, and unsecured loans will be bright spots in 2014.
November 1, 2013
The 2014 lending forecast is as optimistic as it has been for a few years.
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Beware These Top Four IT Fails

If your CU can’t provide adequate security, members will move their nest eggs elsewhere.
September 20, 2013
Information technology failures can sabotage a CU’s reputation.
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Improve Your Digital Convenience

Good digital channels aren’t cheap, but they’re cheaper than seeding your market with branches.
November 1, 2012
Nearly 70% of nonmembers between the ages of 18 and 24 are not at all familiar with credit unions.
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Make Room for New HR Tools

From co-working to social recruiting, technology is enhancing human resources.
August 16, 2012
Get ready to add cloud computing, mobile aps, and social media platforms to your CU’s HR technology line-up.
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Tech Trends 2011: Business & IT Converge

The next 18 months will be pivotal for widespread adoption of technologies.
May 24, 2011
Ten 're-emerging enablers' and 'disruptive deployments' will play a crucial role in how businesses operate over the next 18 months.
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Ten Mobile Apps to Watch

Mobile applications will increasingly define the user experience on high-end devices.
March 25, 2011
Gartner Inc. has identified what it believes will be the most important mobile applications in 2012.
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Compliance Q&A: Online Credit Card Apps

August 2, 2010
Can a credit union take online and telephone credit card applications from applicants under age 21?
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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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