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Create Awareness of Your CU

Remove barriers and improve members’ financial well-being.
April 14, 2014
‘We are not the best at creating awareness about who we are and what we do.’
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Blair Offers Global Perspective

Respected leader’s foundation aims to make faith a force for good in the modern world.
February 13, 2014
Former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland works for global peace.
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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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CU Takes Financial Education to the Big Screen

Carter FCU partners with local movie theater to promote financial literacy.
December 17, 2012
“Carter’s Fun Facts About Money” are filmed on location in the communities the CU serves.
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‘Focus on Members’

Wegner Award winner looks to his roots.
November 20, 2011
William Eckhardt, president/CEO of Alaska USA FCU, is one of two winners of the 2012 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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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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