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Develop a Mobile-First Mindset

The mobile channel affects all areas of the CU.
April 23, 2014
‘Get on the bandwagon with mobile optimization.’
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#CUYouthWeek

Help Kids Brush Up on Finances

When young people know the financial planning drill, they make better choices.
April 21, 2014
Tooth Fairy offers chance to teach children about smart money habits.
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2014 NACUSO Annual Conference

Will Digital Empower or Destroy CUs?

CUs must overcome generational disadvantages to succeed in the digital payments space.
April 20, 2014
Young adults embrace CU qualities such as trust, fairness, and legitimacy.
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Create Awareness of Your CU

Remove barriers and improve members’ financial well-being.
April 18, 2014
‘We are not the best at creating awareness about who we are and what we do.’
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Jumiya: There's a Direct Link Between Health and Finances

Project advises CUs to look at members' financial behavior from a more holistic perspective.
April 8, 2014
When people are healthy, they’re less likely to have delinquencies, defaults, or bankruptcies.
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CU Makes Staff’s Financial Wellness ‘A Core Focus’

Employees who are financially secure have less stress and are more productive.
April 8, 2014
‘Our employees recognize that we are committed to them.’
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What’s Your Financial Literacy Story?

Ongoing education and social responsibility are the drivers of financial empowerment.
April 3, 2014
Break out the #FinancialLiteracyMonth hashtag and tell us how you’re helping members.
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William Armstrong

A Pillar of Wisdom and Knowledge

Longtime volunteer continues to embrace technology, new services.
April 1, 2014
‘We constructively work with members toward good solutions.’
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CFPB Promotes Fair Transactions

Most consumer complaints concern debt-collection practices.
March 25, 2014
Most consumer complaints concern debt-collection practices.
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CUNA GAC 2014

A Golden Opportunity Awaits

Our mission is the financial empowerment of members.
February 23, 2014
Our mission is the financial empowerment of members.
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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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