Articles Tagged with 'regulations'

Thrivent Federal Credit Union Comes Full Circle

March 26, 2014
The bank that became a CU actually had its origins in the movement. READ MORE

How Mortgage Referrals Can Go Wrong

March 14, 2014
Front-line staff must be sure you don’t mistakenly get caught in the net when making referrals to MLOs. READ MORE

Consumer Booklets on Mortgage Lending Rules Available

March 01, 2014
The CFPB updated three publications in January to reflect the agency’s new mortgage lending rule. READ MORE

What to Expect from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this Year

March 01, 2014
Based on the agency’s semiannual rulemaking agenda, here's a snapshot of what to expect in months ahead. READ MORE

CFPB’s Exam Procedures Are Valuable Tools

August 18, 2013
Review them to survive the tidal wave of new regulations and bolster your compliance efforts. READ MORE

More Members, Regs, and a Future Focus

July 01, 2013
CUs are the model of the future. READ MORE

Get Comfortable with Constantly Changing Regulations

June 18, 2013
Like death and taxes, the growing volume of complex regulations is inevitable. READ MORE

Regulations We’d Rather Not See

April 07, 2013
These are the regulations that make credit union CEOs as neurotic as hypercaffeinated squirrels. READ MORE

Compliance Specialist Program has ‘Truly Been a Godsend’

April 03, 2013
Program saves CUs money while providing much-needed stability. READ MORE

Tough Times Are Opportunistic Times

April 01, 2013
Members are the best weapon against recessions, burdensome regulations, and a stalled Congress. 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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