Articles Tagged with 'loan'

A Pillar of Wisdom and Knowledge

April 01, 2014
‘We constructively work with members toward good solutions.’ READ MORE

How Mortgage Referrals Can Go Wrong

March 14, 2014
Front-line staff must be sure you don’t mistakenly get caught in the net when making referrals to MLOs. READ MORE

A Tale of Two Movements

February 04, 2014
As a group, small CUs face shrinking membership and loan growth. READ MORE

Seeking a CPI Vendor? Ask the Right Questions

January 17, 2014
Confirm how members’ information will be used and protected. READ MORE

MyCUmortgage Honors Top Mortgage Lenders

January 14, 2014
Winners recognized for their outstanding results in helping members buy homes. READ MORE

Top 10 Stories of 2013

January 08, 2014
Strategic planning, lending challenges among top issues facing CUs. READ MORE

CFPB’s Mortgage Servicing Requirements

December 31, 2013
Final rule covers periodic statement requirements, interest-rate adjustments, and more. READ MORE

Symitar Updates Cruise Platform

November 14, 2013
New features include integrated loan collections, relationship pricing, and risk-based lending. READ MORE

SafeAmerica CU Lends Expertise to Members

October 25, 2013
California CU doesn't just provide loans, it outlines the entire process and advocates for members. READ MORE

A Heart for Service

October 02, 2013
‘We’ve created an interdependency between the CU and community stakeholders.’ 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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