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CU Makes Finances ‘smpl.’ for Young Adults

Program helps consumers age 25 and under navigate their financial futures.
September 19, 2013
Basic savings, credit, and money management techniques make finances approachable.
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Census: U.S. Households Older, More Diverse

The prevalence of married households has declined from 71% in 1970 to 49% in 2012.
January 3, 2013
The share of U.S. households headed by a white non-Hispanic adult fell to 69% in 2012, down from 75% in 2000.
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Young & Hyperconnected

Some believe those growing up with 24/7 connections and the mobile Web will be nimble, quick-acting multitaskers.
July 1, 2012
The hyperconnected lifestyle of today’s teens and young adults leaves technology experts evenly split about its long-term effect, according to a Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center study.
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Collaborate for the Common Good

Successful collaborations make our jobs easier and more rewarding.
March 1, 2012
Common goals help CUs create efficiencies.
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Encourage Education for Young Adults

Members face unprecedented financial concerns, making financial education more important than ever.
December 12, 2011
Show young adults how to budget, borrow, and buy responsibly while building long-lasting member relationships.
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Bankitis Part II

Gen Y: ‘Go Where They Are’

CU cites three key elements to reaching this group--and three mistakes to avoid.
November 21, 2011
Generation Y wants to bank on its own terms, says Public Service CU's Andre Iervolino.
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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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