Articles Tagged with 'regulations'

CUs in the Post-Durbin World

November 19, 2011
With smart planning and strategic investments, CUs can make the most of this regulatory environment. READ MORE

What Is Adverse Action?

October 15, 2011
The Dodd-Frank Act amended FCRA to require CUs to disclose that a credit score was used in taking any adverse employment action. READ MORE

Get the Lending Lowdown

June 22, 2011
The complexity and depth of the compliance changes will tax CU staff and pocketbooks. READ MORE

CUs Face Compliance Tidal Wave

March 15, 2011
Compliance requirements will cost U.S. financial institutions $30 billion through 2012. READ MORE

A Lending Conundrum

March 01, 2011
CUs must balance compliance and member service. 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

Cheney Urges Regulatory Relief

February 10, 2011
Containing CUs' regulatory burden is one of CUNA's top priorities. READ MORE

Follow ADA’s ATM Standards

November 01, 2010
Revised regs update ADA standards governing certain facilities. READ MORE

Regulations A to Z

September 20, 2010
Making sense of all the laws and regulations credit unions must deal with can be confusing. Take this sentence: "She violated Reg Z by pushing the APR off of the Reg CC and then adding it to the member's BSA disclosure." 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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