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Prevent Workplace Fraud and Theft: Six Tips

Create strong internal controls and trust your instincts.
March 25, 2014
Identify high-risk areas for your business and audit for violations every six to 12 months.
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Marketing Rock Stars

Selling the CU Experience

Award-winning marketers share their secrets to success.
October 29, 2013
Marketing and business development are about ensuring survival.
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CUNA Tech/Ops Council Conference

Disaster Planning: Focus on the Most Likely Scenario

Understand interdependencies between various systems.
September 24, 2013
CUs should differentiate business continuity planning from disaster recovery planning.
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Look into the Future of Finance

From eWallets to ‘Snap to Tag,’ innovations continue during FinovateSpring.
May 25, 2013
Check out the latest advancements from the financial service industry’s technology leaders.
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Life Among Men and Not Among Angels

We can apply the lessons of ‘Lincoln’ to CUs’ legislative battles.
May 13, 2013
Taxation is our line in the sand.
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Masters of Marketing

Council honors top marketers, business developers.
April 12, 2013
The CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council gave out its most prestigious awards during its 20th Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.
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CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference

Follow the Laws of Branding

Business development staff are CUs’ branding ‘secret weapon.’
March 25, 2013
Smart CUs don’t push products; they promote their brands.
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President's Perspective

Our Focus Is on Value and Trust

Emphasize to lawmakers the key role you play in members’ lives.
March 1, 2013
The agenda is clear: Help the middle class emerge successfully from the devastation of the Great Recession.
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CU Marketers Take a Multichannel Approach

Three award-winning CUs use new and traditional tools to get the word out.
February 1, 2013
‘Marketing is only as effective as the people putting it together.’
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Award-winning lenders, part V

Loans Are the Best Investment

Diversified loan portfolio helps CU boost its 40% loan-to-share ratio.
January 31, 2013
Series of new loan products helps Cooperative Center FCU recover from the recession and deliver on its business objectives.
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Small Business Owners Hike the Hill

Small business owners meet with their representatives to promote CUs' expanded MBL authority.

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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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