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Know the Rules on Holiday Gifts

Can CU staff accept gifts from members?
November 27, 2013
As the holiday gift-giving season begins, it’s a good time to review your CU’s Bank Bribery Act policy.
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Five Cloud Security Myths Debunked

Cloud migration and its associated benefits and challenges continue to inspire debate in IT circles.
August 27, 2013
The biggest obstacle to cloud adoption is the idea that the cloud is not as secure as on-premise systems.
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The MBL Coin Toss

Is your CU ready to manage member business lending’s risks and rewards?
December 14, 2012
Sound practices and due diligence keep CUs in the clear on the MBL front.
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A Horror Story

Baby boomers continue to attract attention. Does research this week reveal tricks or treats?
October 29, 2012
To stand a ghost of a chance in today’s marketplace, the use of social media is critical.
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Bring HR Policies in Line With New Guidance

Don’t automatically exclude people with criminal histories from employment.
August 20, 2012
Take five steps to bring your employment practices in line with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance.
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Tough Economy Fuels Rise in Employment Liability Claims

Paid employment practices liability claims jumped 35% during 2011.
August 5, 2012
CUs can reduce their exposure with proper training and sufficient employment policies.
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Navigate the Social Media Minefield

Nothing changes faster than the social media landscape and the laws surrounding it.
June 25, 2012
Adopting sound social media policies is increasingly critical to organizations of all types and sizes.
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Social Media Off the Clock

Define acceptable off-duty use of social media platforms for employees.
April 8, 2012
Your CU's social media presence likely expands to employees’ personal pages. But being off-duty doesn’t give staff carte blanche to post anything they want about the CUor those affiliated with it.
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Think You Know CPI? Think Again

These insights might get you thinking differently about collateral protection.
March 1, 2012
If certain borrowers aren’t insuring collateral, your CU—and your members—bear the risk.
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Ten Steps for Strong Policies

Policymaking can seem more overwhelming than the regulatory changes that require it.
December 9, 2011
Strong policies and procedures are like life preservers for CUs: Stick by them and you’ll stay afloat.
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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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