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Gentile to Head Massachusetts CU League

December 02, 2013
Former New Jersey CU League CEO will succeed Dan Egan. READ MORE

Welcome, Walt!

December 01, 2013
I’m convinced that the future is exceedingly bright for both credit unions and Credit Union Magazine. READ MORE

CUNA Lending Council Conference Underway

November 04, 2013
Check out these scenes from Sunday during the 19th annual CUNA Lending Council Conference. READ MORE

Co-Ops Take Center Stage at CUNA

October 21, 2013
CUs can benefit by forming partnerships with other co-ops. READ MORE

CUs Fighting 'Once in a Generation' Battle Over Tax Status

October 17, 2013
CUs are in "once in a generation" battle with banks over the CU tax status, CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney tells CUNA employees. READ MORE

A Brief History of International CU Day

October 15, 2013
The first ICU Day was on January 17 in honor of Benjamin Franklin’s birthday. READ MORE

An Education in Member Business Lending

October 14, 2013
Business lending isn't for everyone, but it can reap big rewards for CUs that understand the complexity and risk. READ MORE

Scenes from the Community CU Conference

October 11, 2013
CUNA conference ran Oct. 8-11. 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

Faith in Serving the Underserved

October 10, 2013
Oregon CU turned around its fortunes thanks to its most loyal—and risky—members. 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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