4 tips when dealing with underperforming employees

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Make sure they know it’s a big dealSometimes performance is just an effort problem. Make it clear that it takes an effort to guarantee a strong performance. Hopefully this will be the push they need to excel.Provide motivationWhen you’re making a plan of attack, set goals and reward your employees for their excellent work. If you give employees a reason to over perform, they’ll often keep up the good work. If they feel undervalued or stuck, their performance will stall and you’ll have a problem on your hands.Stay in touchKeep a pulse on things. After you make a plan, make sure you don’t lose touch of what’s going on. Keep an eye on things and advise when necessary. You can monitor and still provide your team the opportunity to create and innovate.Do what you’ve got to doAt the end of the day, business is about results, and underperforming doesn’t often provide favorable ones. If it’s time to fire an underperforming employee, then it has to be done. It’s never pleasant to let someone go, but it’s going to be for the best.last_img read more

Accelerating the pace of self-serve payment adoption

first_imgSelf-serve payment technology was developed and continues to evolve as a way to bring convenience and efficiency to consumers, businesses, and financial institutions. From a business standpoint, giving consumers and account holders a way to seamlessly make their loan payments, transfer funds across accounts, pay bills, and send money from peer to peer provides value and can create operational efficiencies.For some financial institutions, however, increasing account holder adoption of proprietary payment systems can be a challenge. Much like moving a banking relationship from one institution to another, consumers can find it tedious and time consuming to transition their bill pay and peer-to-peer payment activity from existing websites and apps. With a concerted and strategic marketing effort, your financial institution can increase self-serve payment adoption across your account holder population. Here are a few ways to notify account holders that they have convenient payment options available to fit their busy schedules.Promote Specific FeaturesIt’s important to educate your account holders on the aspects of your payments tool that are unique. For example, if you have a single sign-on feature, express pay, or guest payments, make sure your borrowers and account holders know how convenient and easy your payments tool can make their lives. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

NCUA bans one from future work in FIs

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The NCUA in August issued one prohibition notice, prohibiting an individual previously associated with credit unions from any future participation in the affairs of a federally-insured financial institution.Violation of a prohibition order is a felony offense punishable by imprisonment and a fine of up to $1 million. Details from last month’s prohibition order follow:Bethann Kraenzlein, a former employee of Northland Area Federal Credit Union in Oscoda, Mich., was sentenced on a charge of embezzlement. continue reading »center_img NCUA headquarterslast_img read more

Gov. Wolf’s Green Government Initiatives Boost Energy Efficiency by 3 Percent in First Year

first_imgGov. Wolf’s Green Government Initiatives Boost Energy Efficiency by 3 Percent in First Year SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Efficiency,  Energy,  Environment,  Press Release On the first anniversary of signing an executive order establishing the first statewide goal to reduce carbon pollution, Governor Tom Wolf announced a 3 percent reduction in state government electricity, natural gas and steam use for commonwealth facilities. That executive order also established the interagency GreenGov Council, which is analyzing state agency energy and sustainability strategies.“Pennsylvania is taking action to reduce our carbon footprint and serve as a leader in green policies to address climate change,” said Governor Wolf. “The first year has proven that our ambitious goals are achievable to improve our energy efficiency, protect the environment and generate cost-savings.”The executive order, signed Jan. 8, 2019, set a goal of a 26 percent reduction in net greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 and an 80 percent reduction by 2050, from 2005 levels.A key contributor to the initial 3 percent reduction is investments through the state’s Guaranteed Energy Savings Act or GESA program, which allows public entities to fund energy efficiency projects with the savings from reduced energy costs. The GESA program expanded to 13 projects investing over $124 million in energy efficiency upgrades, saving $6.8 million each year.The Wolf administration also began an initiative to gather and analyze data from the commonwealth’s 8,000 electricity and natural gas meters. The data will help identify further facility energy reductions and cost-saving project opportunities through the GESA program and prioritize capital improvement projects.In 2019, the commonwealth purchased 308,978 MWhs of certified Renewable Energy Credits, achieving the executive order’s goal to offset the commonwealth’s electricity usage total by 40 percent. The purchase was made possible by utilizing a small percentage, less than 10 percent, of the favorable electricity contracts resulting in savings of $2.8 million in 2019. Pennsylvania is currently ranked #35 on the EPA’s Green Power Partnership National Top 100.“State government has a responsibility to take a leadership role in implementing best practices to reduce energy consumption and improve energy efficiency,” said Governor Wolf. “I commend the Council and state agencies for breaking from the status quo and exploring new opportunities to expand our green efforts that will reduce costs and protect the environment.”The GreenGov Council is co-chaired by the departments of Conservation and Natural Resources, Environmental Protection, and General Services. The Council is developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to significantly scale up state agencies’ energy efficiency and use of renewable energy to meet ambitious targets over the next five years.The council developed the GreenGov Agency Certification Checklist, a first-of-its-kind tool for agencies to annually evaluate their progress. More than 30 state agencies are participating to improve their green practices.The GreenGov Council is also working toward a goal of 990 electric or hybrid plug-in vehicles to the state fleet by 2025. The commonwealth is in discussion with auto manufacturers and infrastructure vendors to provide charging stations.Action is also being taken to meet the executive order’s high-performance design criteria into its facility design and construction practices. To date, 11 state-owned buildings, along with one build-to-suit leased building, are being designed or in construction to meet or exceed the high-performance building standards.The GreenGov Council is inviting the public to learn more about state government’s efforts to boost green and sustainable practices and give feedback on Friday, January 31, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, 310 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg. For more information on the meeting or to RSVP, email RA-GSGreenGov@pa.gov or call 717-787-4987.center_img January 09, 2020last_img read more

Freshly renovated Mount Gravatt home ready for a new family

first_imgThe pool was a drawcard for the Orths.Mr Orth said the location of the property and its pool was a drawcard when they initially bought the home with the intention of renovating it.“I could see the potential,” Mr Orth said.“We added an extra bedroom and bathroom, painted inside and out, put in a new kitchen and renovated the second bathroom.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoWalls were ripped out and replaced, as was wiring.He said they also undertook tasks such as replacing the walls with gyprock, polishing timber floors and replacing wiring.“We really wanted something that wouldn’t age, something that would always look nice and fresh and bright,” he said. A free standing tub was a must for Mrs Orth.Mr Orth said a freestanding bathtub in the ensuite was a must for his wife, and said the completely white kitchen was strategic.“With a white kitchen, you can bring other colours in through your appliances,” he said. The house at 40 Verbena St, Mount Gravatt, is for sale.THE interior of this Mount Gravatt home is barely recognisable after an intensive makeover.Sam and Bianca Orth bought the 40 Verbena St house about 18 months ago, with the intention of making it their family home.Due to unforeseen circumstances, they need to relocate, which means someone else can now have the opportunity to live in their freshly renovated home. The couple strategically decided on an all-white kitchen.The master bedroom was Mr Orth’s favourite room.“When the electric shutters are open, you get a view of the pool and the forest, but when it’s dark you could sleep for three days.“It also has its own sliding door onto the deck.”The couple loved the location, with the property backing onto Mount Gravatt Outlook Reserve.“Every weekend we would walk out the back gate and walk up to the top of the Mount Gravatt lookout. It’s also very close to the M1, shops and schools.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy moving to a ‘sister suburb’ can save you money00:37last_img read more

Greensburg police investigating multiple break-ins

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — Greensburg police are investigating multiple break-ins at downtown businesses.According to police, the Decatur County Historical Museum and Wickens & Wickens, LLC were broken into last month.An unknown amount of cash was taken from the museum, but police say it does not appear that anything was taken from the law office.Currently, there are no suspects.Police are also urging residents to keep car doors locked, as they have received more than 20 reports of vehicle break-ins over the last 2 months.Authorities say individuals are getting into unlocked cars and looking through them to find money or other valuables.Officials remind residents to keep your car doors locked and to report any suspicious activity immediately.Anyone with information regarding either incident is asked to call the Greensburg Police Department at 663-3131.last_img read more

Kidney shows faith in Murray

first_img Murray, who at 22 is the youngest member of the squad, won his two caps as a second-half substitute against France and England last month. It is a bold selection by coach Declan Kidney given that Murray only broke into Munster’s first team this year and has yet to play in the Heineken Cup. Conor Murray will make his full Test debut when Ireland open their World Cup campaign against the USA on Sunday. But he did enough in the warm-up Tests and during his time in camp this summer to secure a place alongside Jonathan Sexton at half-back, with Eoin Reddan dropping to the bench. “Conor’s been going well in training and we said we’d judge it off that. If we’re to know more about him, now’s the time to know,” said Kidney. “He deserves a go and we think he’s good enough to start. It’s a big call given it’s our first game in the World Cup, but what he’s been doing merits his inclusion.” Flanker Sean O’Brien and full-back Rob Kearney have been omitted from the 22 as a precaution. The Leinster duo have been passed fit from their respective knee and groin injuries but Kidney, mindful of the clash with Australia next Saturday, has given them another week to recuperate. Ireland team: Geordan Murphy; Tommy Bowe, Brian O’Driscoll, Gordon D’Arcy, Keith Earls; Jonathan Sexton, Conor Murray; Tom Court, Rory Best, M Ross, Donnacha O’Callaghan, Paul O’Connell, Stephen Ferris, Shane Jennings, Jamie Heaslip. Replacements: Jerry Flannery, Tony Buckley, Donnacha Ryan, Denis Leamy, Eoin Reddan, Ronan O’Gara, Andrew Trimble. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Homecoming at EHS

first_imgELLSWORTH — The annual Homecoming will be celebrated Friday, September 19 at Ellsworth High School with a wide range of activities. The festivities will begin on Friday night as the Eagles host Medomak Valley in football at 7 p.m.Saturday will open with a Homecoming parade down Ellsworth’s Main Street at 9:30 a.m.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAn array of athletic events will get under way at noon when the Eagle volleyball team hosts the Machias Bulldogs in the high school gymnasium.Varsity soccer at Del Luce Stadium will feature the visiting Caribou Vikings facing the Eagle girls at 1 p.m. and the Eagle boys at 3.The Viking and Eagle junior varsity squads will face of at Wilson Field with the girls’ game at 1 p.m. and the boys’ game at 3.Festivities will wrap up with a Homecoming dance at the high school from 7 to 10 p.m. GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Bio Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Latest Posts Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017last_img read more

Liu Xiang breaks Asian record in women’s 50m freestyle

first_imgBEIJING: Liu Xiang broke the Asian record in the women’s 50m freestyle as Olympic champion Sun Yang claimed a comfortable victory in men’s 400m freestyle at the FINA Champions Swim Series here on Saturday.China wrapped up four more golds on the second day and a total of nine gold medals from the two-day Champions Series in Beijing.Liu achieved the first gold for China on the second day of the Beijing leg and clocked 24.03 for a new Asian record, improving by 0.01 her performance on January 15. Ranomi Kromowidjojo, from the Netherlands, finished second in 24.38.“I did not expect to swim the Asian record and win all the four events I took from Shenzhen and Beijing leg. The results boost my confidence that I want to swim better at the Olympic Games,” said the 23-year-old.In the men’s 400m free, Sun dominated the race after 100 meters and won in 3:44.98, slower than his winning time in Shenzhen (3:44.07). Danas Rapsys of Lithuania came to third (3:49.62) behind Ji Xinjie (3:47.04).Yu Jingyao brought the third gold for China in the women’s 100m breaststroke in 1:07.18, and Yang Junxuan broke the Chinese national record by winning women’s 200m freestyle in 1:54.98.Japanese swimmers Ryosuke Irie took victory in men’s 200m backstroke (1:55.55) and former world record holder Ippei Watanabe took the gold in men’s 200m breaststroke (2:08.40).Hungarian Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu seemed rusty as she was denied by her teammate Liliana Szilagyi in the 200m butterfly (2:08.56) to (2:08.37) with the latter losing in her favored 200m individual medley (2:09.93) to Sydney Pickrem of Canada (2:09.26). AgenciesAlso Read: Korea Open: PV Sindhu, Saina Crash Out, Kashyap Advances to SurviveAlso Watch: Watch Bhogali Bihu preparation from Guwahati ahead ‘Uruka’ (Night before Magh Bihu)last_img read more

Holder believes Windies ready for World cup

first_imgCMC – WEST Indies captain Jason Holder isn’t too concerned about a lack of playing time for his troops following Sunday’s rained out match against South Africa.Only 12.4 overs were possible before heavy showers brought an end to the day’s proceedings, with South Africa 95 without loss.However, Holder said all of the players in the 15-man squad had either played in the Indian Premier League or took part in the recently concluded Tri-Nations Series involving Ireland and Bangladesh.“It was not ideal today with the rain, but it’s out of our control. Obviously, it’s a situation where we need to hope we get some cricket in in the next two days against New Zealand.“We just came from Ireland and playing the Tri-Nation Series there, so we’ve had a lot of cricket leading up to this. Some of the guys have been playing IPL cricket and everyone was playing cricket leading up to this tournament, so I think we’re all well attuned to the conditions and looking to start the tournament,” Holder said.In today’s shortened game, Proteas opener Hashim Amla scored an unbeaten half-century and together with Quinton de Kock scored at seven and a half runs an over.Most of the West Indies’ bowlers were expensive and Holder said there needed to be improvements in that area heading into Tuesday’s final warm-up match against New Zealand“We have to make some slight adjustments in terms of our length. I think generally we were a bit too short and we offered a bit of width at times too, so especially in these conditions where the ball doesn’t do as much I just think that you need to be as accurate as you possibly can in terms of holding a line and length and try to create some problems there,” Holder said.“If you stack up some dot balls and stack up some pressure overs together then more often than not you’ll get the wickets you’re looking for.”last_img read more