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2014 NACUSO Annual Conference

Retirees’ Longevity Takes Luster off Golden Years

NACUSO speaker urges CUs, CUSOs to help members navigate changes.
April 15, 2014
‘Members need CUs today more than ever.’
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Can Consumers Trust Their Retirement Intuition?

Too many consumers leave retirement planning to chance.
April 14, 2014
Confidence in retirement security grows among those with financial plans.
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A Wealth of Opportunity

‘A wise man will make more opportunity than he finds.’
January 21, 2014
Members need CUs’ help to find sweet success in retirement.
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Twisted Vines

Look at lifestyle trends of the aging to help members be financially fit for retirement.
October 18, 2013
Doing nothing is a choice, but one that often leads to disappointing results.
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Student Loan Debt May Slow Home Buying

The percentage of young adults who own a house has declined dramatically.
September 9, 2013
Consumers with student loan debt tend to have lower credit scores than those without.
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Times of Plenty

Gardeners and consumers alike must preserve and protect their returns.
September 9, 2013
How might your CU help members grow and keep their harvest?
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Where Does the Time Go?

Members need CUs’ help with retirement planning.
August 13, 2013
There’s a collective retirement gap among working households that ranges from $6.8 to $14 trillion depending on the financial measure.
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The Art of Asking Questions

The answer to a research question often is multifaceted and ongoing.
June 3, 2013
The question of when to retire isn’t easily answered.
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Ephemeral or Harbinger?

How many consumers join to secure an auto loan—and then go dormant?
March 11, 2013
Let your CU be a harbinger of better times for your members as opposed to a fleeting vision of delight.
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CUNA’s Franklin Announces Retirement

The former South Carolina CU League president joined CUNA in 2003.
January 30, 2013
CUNA EVP spent 30 years with the South Carolina CU League, eight as president/CEO.
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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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