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Movement is Life

Help staff be happier and healthier in 2014.
February 4, 2014
One-fifth of workers plan to change jobs this year.
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Allow Me to Introduce Myself

As the economy improves, more workers are looking for new employment opportunities.
December 9, 2013
Talent retention remains employers’ top HR priority.
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Finding Hidden Treasures

Both jobs and volunteer opportunities are valuable commodities.
September 13, 2013
‘Individual unemployment is the strongest predictor of default.’
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Let's Celebrate!

March is 'Credit Education Month,' so why not throw a party?
March 18, 2013
Personal remembrances may bring repeat business to your CU.
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It’s a Piece of Cake!

Best laid plans must be altered at times but that doesn’t mean our initial attempts are without value.
October 8, 2012
Think about how you reposition products or services to accommodate consumers.
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Technology at Warp Speed

Embracing new technology involves risk—but so does the avoidance of new tools.
September 10, 2012
Acquiring new technology raises challenges for both consumers and service providers.
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‘Drop That GPS and See Where Life Takes You!’

How we respond to the unexpected can make for interesting journeys rich in opportunity.
August 27, 2012
Flexibility is essential not only in daily life but in meeting the needs of our jobs and members.
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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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Fire Up!

News of the Western forest fires has been frightening yet thought-provoking.
July 9, 2012
Does opportunity for a rejuvenating firestorm exist in the financial services industry?
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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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