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The Perfect Cup of Joe

Leadership lessons from Starbucks provide grounds for member engagement.
November 12, 2013
Make your CU a part of members’ daily routine.
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Registries Designed for Digital Donors

A+FCU offers myBaby, myGrad, and myWedding savings accounts.
November 1, 2013
When members open a myBaby, myGrad, or myWedding account, they receive 50 registry cards detailing the online giving process that can be mailed out with invitations or announcements.
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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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Special Report: National CU Youth Week

‘Get them in Early’

Multifaceted youth marketing involves community outreach, education.
April 25, 2013
‘It’s never too early to learn about money.’
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CUs Lend Members a Hand

When the economy went down, CUs stepped up.
March 8, 2013
Aside from being the right thing to do, helping members during difficult times builds loyalty—and loyalty builds strong CUs.
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Fiscal Cliff Deal Should Spur Optimism

CUNA economist says the deal will boost household and business confidence.
January 12, 2013
The fiscal cliff agreement will have a net positive effect on the average American.
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Youth Step Up to Saving Challenge

This year’s National Youth Saving Challenge proves it pays to save.
July 18, 2012
Young CU members deposited $21.3 million during CUNA’s National Youth Saving Challenge.
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Rates & Ratios: CUs Report Uptick in Loans

Leading the way were used auto loans and adjustable-rate mortgages.
July 3, 2012
Credit union savings balances grew 0.2% in May compared to a 0.6% decrease in April.
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Employee Retirement Plans: Learn from the Crisis

The financial crisis might be over, but its effects continue to linger.
July 2, 2012
Traditional thinking about what makes a good retirement plan is being questioned.
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In the Deep Freeze

Icy news still pervades the unemployment front.
May 7, 2012
Also chilling is research regarding consumers’ spending and savings habits.
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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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