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Scenes from International CU Day

See how ‘Credit Unions Unite for Good.’
October 17, 2013
Festivities include calls to legislators: ‘Don’t Tax My CU!’
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A Brief History of International CU Day

This year’s slogan: CUs Unite for Good
October 15, 2013
The first ICU Day was on January 17 in honor of Benjamin Franklin’s birthday.
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Help Us Celebrate the CU Movement's Rock Stars

Credit Union Magazine wants to highlight those unique people who make the CU movement a more interesting place.
May 27, 2013
Are you a CU Rock Star—or do you know someone who is?
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Get Ready for ICU Day

This year’s theme is ‘members matter most.’
September 11, 2012
ICU Day revolves around member recognition, tradition, global appreciation, and generosity.
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Cheney Shares ICU Day Message

CUNA CEO thanks CU staff and volunteers for helping to build a better world.
October 22, 2011
CU philosophy is something that makes us unique in this country, but is part of something larger worldwide, Cheney says.
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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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