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Tackle Benefit Costs From a Different Angle

Use extra earnings to offer a more attractive benefits program.
June 9, 2013
Use investment returns to prefund employee benefits.
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The Lifelong Consequences of Student Debt

The default rate on student loans, overall, is close to 9%.
August 1, 2012
U.S. student debt is about $1 trillion and growing, and defaults are climbing. It’s entirely possible this trend might evolve into a crisis.
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Wholesale Inflation Drops in December

Core inflation, however, grew 0.3% last month.
January 18, 2012
Over the past 12 months, core prices have increased 3% percent, the largest increase since June 2009.
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The Cost of Compliance

An adequate compliance budget will give your CU peace of mind.
August 11, 2011
Credit unions can't ignore the cost of compliance and the need to budget for it.
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Ten Tips on Going Virtual

A CUNA Technology Council white paper explores the benefits and challenges of server virtualization.
September 9, 2010
Virtualization will have a dramatic impact on CU data centers during the next three to five years.
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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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