Articles Tagged with 'mortgage'

Four Hands, 88 Keys

December 04, 2012
Consider the value of your partnerships, and realize it takes two to succeed. READ MORE

SCRA Compliance

November 11, 2012
The SCRA provides certain financial protections to active-duty military personnel. READ MORE

Six CUs Honored for Lending Excellence

November 08, 2012
Dan Murray, vice president, lending, CUNA Mutual Group, presented the 13th annual awards. READ MORE

Mortgage Modifications Improve Loan Performance

October 05, 2012
Consumers who default only on their mortgages are better risks than those with multiple delinquencies. READ MORE

Mortgage Fraud Advisory

October 01, 2012
No single red flag will be definitive proof of fraudulent activity. READ MORE

Mortgage Delinquency Picture Improves

August 09, 2012
Nationwide mortgage delinquency rate dropped nearly 9% during the first half of 2012. READ MORE

Know Before You Owe Mortgages: A Game-Changer

June 11, 2012
By proposing rules after soliciting feedback, CFPB has changed the rules of the rulemaking game—and spectators need to pay attention. READ MORE

CFPB Details Mortgage Servicing Rules

June 01, 2012
The CFPB will work extensively with consumers and the financial services industry to develop the proposed mortgage servicing rules. READ MORE

CFPB Will Keep CUs Busy

May 21, 2012
Agency puts priority on consolidated mortgage disclosures. READ MORE

It's Not Confusing; It's Confucius!

May 01, 2012
What can we learn from past mistakes in the mortgage arena? 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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