Articles Tagged with 'examiners'

NCUA Responding to CU Exam Issues

June 13, 2012
The most efficient examinations are ones in which credit union officials and examiners treat each other as professionals and respect each other’s informed points of views. READ MORE

What’s Happening on the BSA Front?

January 13, 2012
Here’s a BSA update, highlighting recent actions by FinCEN, which oversees compliance with BSA/anti-money laundering. READ MORE

Matz: NCUA Exams Will Focus on Lending Risks

January 10, 2012
Continued high unemployment and low real estate values will put pressure on CU loan portfolios. READ MORE

Stand Up for Your Point of View With Regulators

October 27, 2011
Stand up for your point of view when you face disagreements with your examiners and regulators. READ MORE

Open the Door to Communication

May 23, 2011
There should be a healthy tension between the regulator and the regulated. Recently, however, it seems the tension has become “healthier” than usual. READ MORE

Show Your Policies Some Love

February 21, 2011
Valentine's Day has come and gone, but you still need to give your policies some love and be faithful to policy maintenance and upkeep. READ MORE

Crises Create Compliance Burdens, and 'This One's a Doozy'

July 14, 2010
Sixty-one new regulatory pronouncements were made in 2009 and more are expected in 2010. How can CUs deal with this growing burden? 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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