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Are You Selling Products—Or Helping Members Achieve Their Goals?

Investment programs help members achieve their goals and dreams.
May 14, 2013
Plumbing experiment shows the value of trusted advice.
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Measure Your Training ROI: 10 Tips

While the quality of training is important, the resulting impact is foremost.
December 3, 2012
ROI is more than a calculation; it’s a way of thinking.
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Compliance Management Programs

Every CU should have a system to define compliance roles and responsibilities.
November 19, 2012
The CFPB has taken the Federal Reserve and Basel guidance and integrated it into its examination procedures
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Local By Design 

Rewards program supports the local economy and nets $4 million in new credit lines.
October 1, 2012
Linda Douglas, vice president of marketing, Michigan First CU, Lathrup Village, talks about her CU's success.
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CUs Take Different Paths to Loan Growth

Innovations in mortgage refinancing, credit cards, and auto loans.
October 1, 2012
These three credit unions got creative to grow their loans.
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CUs Help Build Better Lives in Rural Ethiopia

A World Council of Credit Unions program is helping Ethiopia’s farmers.
July 1, 2012
The future of this African country is looking brighter thanks to help from the credit union movement.
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Growing Younger

Several programs help CUs attract younger members.
September 26, 2011
'How do we get more young people to become members?' That’s more than just the topic du jour for credit unions. It’s a strategic imperative.
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Development Educators Find Solutions

What does development mean to CUs?
September 1, 2011
Lessons from a recent CU Development Educators workshop.
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CUs Champion Youth Financial Education

Be inspired by this year's Desjardins Award winners.
March 3, 2011
Creativity and determination can produce dramatic results, especially in the realm of youth financial education.
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CUs Bridge the Gap at Kenyan Orphanage

CU folks donate supplies, help with chores.
January 1, 2011
CU volunteers delivered supplies and helped with chores during a visit to the Busia Compassionate Centre.
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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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