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Prevent Workplace Fraud and Theft: Six Tips

Create strong internal controls and trust your instincts.
March 25, 2014
Identify high-risk areas for your business and audit for violations every six to 12 months.
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A Tailored Benefits Strategy Can Control Costs

Employers target investments in programs and services likely to yield the highest return.
April 30, 2013
'Identify your top performers and your key employees, and make sure you keep them happy.'
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Arrest Employee Embezzlement

Document and enforce a zero-tolerance fraud policy.
April 8, 2013
Most incidents stem from inadequate internal controls, inaccurate audits, lack of oversight, or abuse of authority.
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Creative Compensation Packages

CUs are becoming more innovative to attract and retain top talent.
August 6, 2012
If you look hard enough, you can find some good news on credit union compensation trends. But you have to look pretty hard.
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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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Top-Notch Marketers: Part I

‘Have Fun and Get It Done’

Three top marketing/business development professionals share their strategies for success.
May 22, 2012
In the first of a five-part series, these top-notch marketers discuss how they approach their craft and accomplishments of which they’re particularly proud.
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CU’s Learning Culture Enhances Member Experience

Employee development efforts include job shadowing and a 'CEO of Your Career' initiative.
March 28, 2012
Summit CU in Madison, Wis., honored for exemplary staff education and development.
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NCUA Issues Three Prohibition Orders

November 14, 2011

NCUA issued orders prohibiting three individuals from participating in the affairs of any federally insured financial institution.


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CUs Search for Hire Power

Reduce employee turnover by finding the best people and getting the most out of them.
August 9, 2011
HR tools help CUs find and keep qualified staff.
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12 Rules For Effective Employee Incentives

June 29, 2010
Behavior followed by a positive consequence is the basic premise of employee incentives.
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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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