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Looking for a Lending Rebound

March 31, 2011
Take advantage of the few opportunities today's economy offers, including low rates and refinancing opportunities. READ MORE

Scenes from CUNA's GAC

March 08, 2011
Legislators urged attendees to pressure Congress to stop, study, and start over on the interchange issue. READ MORE

CUs Kept Lending When Others Curled Up in a Ball

March 01, 2011
As the economy regains its footing, CUs seek to do even more. READ MORE

Serving as a Bridge to Financial Security

February 27, 2011
CUNA Mutual Group provided nearly $40 million in support for the CU system in 2010. READ MORE

The Time is Ripe for Supplemental Capital

February 27, 2011
Capital for all financial institutions will be a hot topic for this Congress as policy makers aim to avoid future financial crises by implementing more stringent capital requirements. READ MORE

Wegner Awards Celebrate Difference Makers

February 27, 2011
Two outstanding leaders and a successful youth advocacy program will be honored at the 23rd annual Herb Wegner Memorial Awards reception and dinner Monday night. READ MORE

Reach Out to Tomorrow’s Members

February 09, 2011
Make a good impression on young members early to ensure their future loyalty and your CU's growth. READ MORE

Setting Priorities For the New Year

January 18, 2011
CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney outlines priorities for the year ahead. READ MORE

CUNA Mutual Recognizes Excellence in Lending Award Winners

November 03, 2010
Three credit unions were recognized for their lending prowess Monday with Excellence in Lending Awards during the CUNA Lending Council's 16th annual conference. READ MORE

The First Credit Union Day

October 21, 2010
On Jan. 17, 1927, the Credit Union League of Massachusetts celebrated the first official holiday for credit union members and workers. 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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