Articles Tagged with 'credit cards'

USC Beats Notre Dame—Off the Field

December 09, 2013
Two CUs wager on which could generate the most credit card applications. READ MORE

'Spotpay' Deepens Ties with Business Members

July 22, 2013
Centra CU in Columbus, Ind., went live with SpotPay in May 2013. READ MORE

Credit Cards Rising

June 27, 2013
If you haven’t taken a long, hard look at your credit card portfolio lately, now’s the time. READ MORE

Q&A with CSCU President Bob Hackney

May 01, 2013
CUs are no longer just hunkering-down and maintaining the status quo, Hackney says. READ MORE

Shifting the Liability

March 01, 2013
Important dates to remember regarding EMV migration. READ MORE

Court OKs Up-Front Card Fees

January 13, 2012
The original rule regarding the limitation of fees during the first year after an account is opened remains in place and credit unions should continue to comply with it. READ MORE

Credit Card Pricing: Navigating a Post-CARD Act Market

June 17, 2011
Credit unions nationwide face a new, revamped market. READ MORE

The Story of the Evil Weasel

June 14, 2011
In an epic battle between an evil weasel and elected officials, bet on the weasel. READ MORE

Clearing Up CARD Act Confusion

October 01, 2010
CUs explain how members and staff are adjusting to CARD Act requirements. READ MORE

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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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