Articles Tagged with 'media'

A Horror Story

October 29, 2012
To stand a ghost of a chance in today’s marketplace, the use of social media is critical. READ MORE

Entering the World of Social Media

October 24, 2012
Be patient with social media. It takes time to accumulate critical mass, identify influencers, and resolve issues. READ MORE

Social Media Opens Door to Member Engagement

October 10, 2012
CUs aren’t close to tapping the power of social media in telling consumers what they have to offer. READ MORE

Gain Social Media Traction with Members

September 10, 2012
Encourage members to share their thoughts about the CU, both good and bad. READ MORE

Navigate the Social Media Minefield

June 25, 2012
Adopting sound social media policies is increasingly critical to organizations of all types and sizes. READ MORE

Evaluating Social Media

June 13, 2012
Critical to the success of social media efforts is a simple practice: Move beyond promoting products and interact with other communities and posts. READ MORE

Tips for Social Media Success

June 01, 2012
Advice for making the most of your credit union’s social media space. READ MORE

Use Social Media Wisely

April 16, 2012
Failure to clearly outline the CU’s social media use expectations through a written policy can significantly increase risk. READ MORE

Courage and Conscience

March 20, 2012
National interest should guide the country rather than ideology or money. READ MORE

Social Media Enhances Collections

January 12, 2012
As technology has bypassed collection regulations, questions remain about how to use new tools appropriately. 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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