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It’s Time to Rethink IT Recovery

CUs must organize their server and network architecture into one system.
March 27, 2014
Shift continues from disaster recovery to business continuity.
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Disaster Planning: Focus on the Most Likely Scenario

Understand interdependencies between various systems.
September 24, 2013
CUs should differentiate business continuity planning from disaster recovery planning.
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Prepare for Catastrophic Losses Before Disasters Hit

Take these three critical steps as you review and approve your CU’s disaster recovery plan.
July 22, 2013
Does your CU's disaster recovery plan account for natural disaster losses you’re likely to experience?
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CUs Pull Together to Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Coast-to-coast contributions address immediate and long-term needs.
July 10, 2013
Influx of support reminds Tinker FCU's Matthew Stratton that credit unions are a "close-knit community."
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Texas CU Foundation Poised to Help Victims of Explosion

Foundation assessing the situation to determine whether to activate its disaster relief fund.
April 18, 2013
There’s no word yet whether CUs or their staff have been affected.
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Is Your CU Ready to Respond After a Disaster?

Create a plan to communicate your CU’s status in the aftermath of a disaster.
November 3, 2012
Seven tips for an effective crisis communications plan.
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NCUA Activates Disaster Relief Policy and Hotline in Sandy’s Wake

Action allows CUs to make special loans to affected members.
October 30, 2012
FCUs may provide assistance to other CUs, their members, and nonmembers in affected areas under certain conditions.
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‘Cut Through the Noise’ With Cloud Computing, Data Backup

Ask the hard questions to find out what vendors truly offer.
September 19, 2012
CUs’ and members’ growing reliance on technology requires vendors with proven expertise and scalability.
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Disaster Planning: Seven Steps for Smoother Sailing

Disaster recovery plans should be living, breathing documents.
March 28, 2012
Testing often lands on the back burner, but it’s the only way to ensure the plan will work.
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When Disaster Strikes

CU personnel who have experienced disasters offer advice on business continuity planning.
November 12, 2011
When Louisianans think about floods, they usually think of “water falling from the sky or blown in by the wind,” says Mignhon Tourné, CEO at $300 million asset ASI FCU.
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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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