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Best of the Best

September 01, 2012
This is our first annual compilation of award-winning credit unions. READ MORE

Award Winners Transform Training

July 01, 2012
What do ELLy Award winners look like? They’re flexible and willing to face any challenge that comes their way. READ MORE

Boulder Valley CU Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

March 06, 2012
The award recognizes Boulder Valley CU’s philosophical commitment to supplementing classroom education with hands-on learning. READ MORE

‘Look at the Big Picture’

December 04, 2011
Tom Dorety, president/CEO at Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Tampa, Fla., stands by his principles. READ MORE

Dorety Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

September 01, 2011
Suncoast Schools FCU CEO Tom Dorety to receive Wegner award. READ MORE

Smith Accepts CU Hero Award

June 20, 2011
CU developed innovative programs to help members through tough times. READ MORE

Council Honors Top Marketers

March 22, 2011
Amy McGraw (left), Joye Cox, and Brynn Ammon are lauded for their marketing and business development prowess. READ MORE

Wegner Awards Celebrate Difference Makers

February 27, 2011
Two outstanding leaders and a successful youth advocacy program will be honored at the 23rd annual Herb Wegner Memorial Awards reception and dinner Monday night. READ MORE

Want More Business? Just Ask

January 10, 2011
Teaching employees how to ask members for business helped Oregon Community CU achieve nearly 9% loan growth during the first five months of 2010. READ MORE

Judges Highlight 2010 Desjardins Standouts

December 16, 2010
CUs’ efforts will continue to combat financial illiteracy for years to come. 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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