Articles Tagged with 'growth'

With Fees in Focus, Share the CU Difference

November 02, 2011
What marketing strategies should CUs employ as bank fees make headlines? READ MORE

CUs Tap Into Their Communities

October 31, 2011
From road trips to multicultural centers, community CUs show they’re more relevant today than ever before. READ MORE

Scenes from CUNA's Community CU Conference

October 26, 2011
Attendees at CUNA’s Community Credit Union and Growth Conference learned a systematic approach to creativity and discovered how to develop, refine, communicate, and implement new ideas. READ MORE

Q2 Financials Inch Higher

October 10, 2011
The jobless recovery lumbers on, with incremental shifts in the economic outlook. READ MORE

Young & Unaware

August 30, 2011
Nearly 70% of nonmembers ages 18 to 24 are “not at all familiar” with CUs—the highest level among any age group, CUNA reports. READ MORE

Loosening the Purse Strings

August 22, 2011
The recent pause in economic growth has caused many to wonder whether the economy might be headed for a double-dip recession. READ MORE

Rates & Ratios: Mortgages Lead June Loan Growth

August 08, 2011
CU loans outstanding increased 0.3% during June 2011 compared to a 0.4% increase in May 2011, according to CUNA’s economics and statistics department. READ MORE

A Sea of Liquidity

July 01, 2011
Should the Federal Reserve start a new round of quantitative easing (QE3) to ensure the economic recovery, or is it time to let the market determine interest rates and let economic chips fall where they may? READ MORE

Build Clarity Into Your Financial Statements

June 24, 2011
Accountant outlines the ideal performance scorecard. READ MORE

Member Growth Strategies

May 27, 2011
Highlight the key features nonmembers say would persuade them to join a CU. 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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