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CUNA Economists See Reasons for Optimism

Economists recently updated their 2014 economic forecasts—and the news is good for CUs.
March 1, 2014
Bill Hampel, CUNA’s chief economist, discusses what’s behind the positive forecast.
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Economy Dodges Bullet but Deficits Loom

CUNA's chief economist gives his take on the budget standoff and the prospects for deficit reduction.
December 12, 2013
The federal government shutdown and budget debacle this fall led to a near miss for the U.S. and world economies.
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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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CUs Can Expect Economic Tailwinds

The economy is gaining traction in several sectors, according to CUNA's senior economist.
December 5, 2013
With 2014 right around the corner, CU executives are wondering what’s in store for the economy.
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Schenk: Expect a ‘Slow and Unsteady’ Recovery

Lenders will feel added pressure to boost interest margins in 2014.
November 6, 2013
New-auto loans will be a sweet spot for CUs next year.
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Inflation Growth is a Mixed Bag

Rising consumer prices reduce discretionary income but grow short-term loan demand.
August 22, 2013
Will unseasonably high first-quarter loan growth be sustainable?
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Warren Lauds CUs for Shining Brightly During Recession

‘CUs worked hard to lead our economic recovery.’
February 28, 2013
‘CUs worked hard to lead our economic recovery.’
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Housing Is Staging a Comeback

CUs have doubled their share of mortgage originations in less than a decade.
January 6, 2013
Home sales are expected to rise 3% and home prices are expected to rise 2% to 3% in 2013.
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The Fiscal Cliff: What’s the Worst-Case Scenario for CUs?

The fallout wouldn’t be pretty for CU balance sheets.
December 19, 2012
‘The probability is better than 50% that we’ll kick the can down the road with some modest spending cuts and tax increases.’
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Auto Loan Delinquencies On the Rise

The increase, however, is only seasonal and the rate remains very low, experts say.
December 5, 2012
Seasonal factors that affect the auto loan delinquency rate include back to school needs and holiday purchases.
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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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