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Supplemental Capital Would Benefit CUs, Local Communities

CUs shouldn’t be punished for providing a safe haven for members’ deposits.
April 1, 2013
Deposits keep flowing into CUs due to consumers’ flight to safety.
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Why CUs Are Vital

How we’ll compete with larger entities in the future.
March 19, 2013
Making local decisions that support member needs is part of our DNA.
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Brogan: Facilitate Member Desire, Success, and Legacy

The CU 'isn't just a place to stick my money.'
June 22, 2012
CUs think of banks as their competition, but really the competition is access and trust.
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Sri Lankan Women Gain Financial Access

Women’s Co-op helps Sri Lankan women open new businesses
July 1, 2011
In Sri Lanka, a woman and her husband run a welding shop thanks to the financial support of Women’s Development Services Co-operative Society.
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Technology Best Practices, Part II

Affinity Plus FCU secures system access.
November 5, 2010
Changing system access requests from a manual procedure to an automated process was an essential step in the ongoing evolution of system access security at Affinity Plus FCU.
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Service Delivery Strategies

Base yours on members’ needs, not trendy technology.
October 26, 2010
Weaving your CU into members’ lives and businesses requires more than one product or delivery method.
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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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