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Social Media 'Spokester' Speaks From the Heart

October 08, 2013
‘I don’t have to “sell” anything to members—I just have to be honest with them.’ READ MORE

Social Media Works for CUs

September 12, 2013
The bottom line: Social media works in spreading our message to Congress. READ MORE

‘Don’t Tax Tuesday’ 2.0 a Resounding Success

September 12, 2013
The fight continues, but it looks like CUs won this round. READ MORE

CUNA Urges Action During ‘DontTaxMyCU Tuesday’

July 23, 2013
‘Let’s get #DontTaxMyCU trending on Twitter.’ READ MORE

Are You 'Friending' Co-Workers? Friend Wisely

July 17, 2013
Weigh the negatives before confirming a colleague’s friend request on Facebook or extending an invite to a co-worker. READ MORE

Members ‘Like’ Calcubot

June 01, 2013
The tool gives CUs a branded social media billboard that culls daily loan rates.  READ MORE

Seven Reasons to Play

April 09, 2013
Social media marketing has been the bane of many organizations. READ MORE

Socializing with Gen Y

March 10, 2013
Gen Yers are nothing like their predecessors. READ MORE

Five Social Media Insights

February 13, 2013
Filene pilot helps CUs improve their presence on social media. READ MORE

‘Give Your Best Asset a Voice’ with Social Media

November 09, 2012
'People do business with people they like—and they recommend businesses they love.' 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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