Articles Tagged with 'advocacy'

‘When We Tell Our Story, We Win’

February 17, 2014
Efforts ranged from a national Hike the Hill visit to a fast-paced series of presentations across South Dakota. READ MORE

CUAD Rallies to Head Off County Commission Vote

November 14, 2013
Bankers continue to attack CUs on both state and national levels. READ MORE

'Table Is Being Set' for Tax Reform

October 10, 2013
CUs’ membership numbers give them a tremendous advantage over their political opponents, the banks. READ MORE

Leagues and CUs Get in the Game

October 01, 2013
The idea behind this multipronged effort is that the credit union tax exemption enables credit unions to give back to their communities and offer better rates and fees to members. READ MORE

No More Summer Slowdown in D.C.

October 01, 2013
CUNA will remain in the thick of any interchange developments, supporting credit union interests. READ MORE

The Power of Social Media

September 30, 2013
The idea for #DontTaxTuesday sprouted only a week before it occurred. READ MORE

Don’t Tax My Credit Union

June 27, 2013
'Policy is being formulated on Capitol Hill now, so we must act now—we can’t wait,' says CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney. READ MORE

The Message Is Simple: ‘Don’t Tax My CU’

May 23, 2013
CUs must engage their 96 million members in fight to support CU tax status. READ MORE

Hiking the Hill for CUs

February 28, 2013
Advocates plan Capitol Hill visits Wednesday and Thursday. READ MORE

Bachus: Congress May Revisit Interchange Cap This Year

February 26, 2013
The interchange fee cap affected local institutions, and basically didn't affect larger financial institutions, said Bachus. 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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