Articles Tagged with 'technology'

Tech Trends

September 01, 2012
Make sure your CU employs technology effectively to meet member needs and remain viable. READ MORE

What Makes a Healthy Corporate Culture?

August 29, 2012
Signs of a healthy culture include high morale, high productivity, organizational clarity, and minimal politics. READ MORE

Post-Recession Staffing Strategies

August 13, 2012
Credit unions are looking at staffing differently these days because of the challenging economy and changing technology. READ MORE

What’s the Future of Loan Payments?

August 02, 2012
Members expect a variety of loan payment options. READ MORE

Today’s Technology is Getting Smarter

July 18, 2012
Most people agree our technology is getting smarter—but most don’t realize just how smart. READ MORE

Technology for What Purpose?

July 13, 2012
When a CU considers automation it should ask how it will help the average person. READ MORE

Young & Hyperconnected

July 01, 2012
The hyperconnected lifestyle of today’s teens and young adults leaves technology experts evenly split about its long-term effect, according to a Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center study. READ MORE

Turn to IT to Boost Efficiencies

July 01, 2012
As credit unions experience tepid loan demand and increased pressure on earnings, they’re turning to their in-formation technology (IT) departments to achieve greater efficiencies, according to CUNA’s 2012-2013 Credit Union Environmental Scan Report. READ MORE

Experts Urge Rapid Migration to Chip Technology

June 19, 2012
Credit unions issuing debit or credit cards should plan to migrate to chip technology soon, urge breakout session speakers. READ MORE

Important Topics for CU Strategic Planning

June 08, 2012
Lending will continue to be a struggle, but loans are on the uptick for most CUs. 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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