Articles Tagged with 'employees'

Spotlight: Teshia Davis

June 01, 2012
Promoting wellness in the workplace reduces absenteeism, health-care costs. READ MORE

'The Happiness Advantage'

May 18, 2012
Happiness is the greatest competitive advantage in the modern economy, says author Shawn Achor. READ MORE

What Makes an Effective CU Manager?

May 14, 2012
A new Filene Research Institute report explores what kind of employees make superlative middle managers and how credit unions can identify and promote them. READ MORE

No CU Is Immune From Employee Dishonesty

April 27, 2012
Many boards aren’t prepared for the financial and reputational impact of embezzlement. Whether your CU is large or small, employee dishonesty doesn't discriminate. READ MORE

Health-Care Law Changing CUs’ Coverage

April 23, 2012
Health-care insurance exchanges will continue to move forward regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the health-care act. READ MORE

CU Aids Homeless and Hungry

April 18, 2012
Presidents' Day may be a day off from work for many people, but for more than 200 employees of Georgia CU it has become a day of giving back to the community. READ MORE

Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die

April 18, 2012
Author and speaker Dr. John Izzo channels wisdom into personal and professional happiness. READ MORE

Self-Audit With Care

April 16, 2012
During the past two years, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has shifted its focus from individual undocumented workers to those who hire them. READ MORE

The Four C’s of Employee Engagement

March 29, 2012
Help human resources staff engage employees in their benefits. READ MORE

Tower FCU Supports Local Children’s Hospital

March 28, 2012
CU employees challenged each other to sell the most paper hearts. 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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