Articles Tagged with 'economic'

Be Sure to Plan for the ‘Outlier’

December 03, 2012
Economists’ predictions represent the most likely scenario—one that’s highly likely to be...wrong. READ MORE

 A Passageway to Prosperity

June 01, 2012
Never forget that credit unions—above all other financial services providers—serve as a bridge from economic challenge to economic opportunity for millions of American consumers and their families. READ MORE

'Behind the Beautiful Forevers'

April 23, 2012
It has become increasingly common in the U.S. to blame the least among us, as well as those who have suffered most from the Great Recession, for their own problems. READ MORE

‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’

April 08, 2012
Social and economic conditions plaguing millions are due to complexities and dynamics that too often are misunderstood. READ MORE

Mortgage Delinquencies Edge Up During Fourth Quarter

February 15, 2012
While mortgage delinquencies have dropped more than 6% since fourth quarter 2010, it will take a long time for them to return to normal. READ MORE

CUNA Mutual Reports Strong Financials

November 17, 2011
Despite continuing economic pressures, CUNA Mutual Group posted a strong performance in key financial measures through the third quarter of 2011. READ MORE

Consider Deposits an ‘Economic Ballot Box’

April 11, 2011
The fact that nearly $6 trillion in deposits currently sits idle in liquid accounts, earning less than 0.5% in interest, indicates a strong lack of consumer confidence. READ MORE

Standing on Shaky Ground

April 01, 2011
CUs offer compassion, financial solutions, and hope to members in need. READ MORE

Financial Picture Brightens for CUs

March 15, 2011
CUs expand earnings and control delinquencies and charge-offs. READ MORE

Don't Fight the Fed

January 01, 2011
The Fed believes QE2 is a necessary condition to support a fragile recovery, and a way to prevent disinflation from becoming deflation. 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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