Articles Tagged with 'social media'

Outsource Social Media? It's Working for These CUs

April 09, 2014
'It takes time, diligence, and consistency to implement a social media strategy.' READ MORE

The Versatility of Social Media

April 08, 2014
Social media plays a role in customer service, crisis management and advocacy. READ MORE

Can You Measure Social Media's ROI?

April 08, 2014
Most CUs must make giant strides to broaden their audience to maximize their social media efforts. READ MORE

Tweet-Up Tuesdays Serve Up Social Media Knowledge

April 07, 2014
Learn five steps to start your own TweetUp. READ MORE

Agency Offers Guidance on Social Media Compliance

March 24, 2014
FFIEC highlights potential legal, reputational, and operational risks. READ MORE

A Road Map for Social Media Compliance

March 14, 2014
Your should implement risk management programs that allow you to identify, measure, monitor, and control the following risks related to social media READ MORE

Social Media 'Spokester' Speaks From the Heart

October 08, 2013
‘I don’t have to “sell” anything to members—I just have to be honest with them.’ READ MORE

Leagues and CUs Get in the Game

October 01, 2013
The idea behind this multipronged effort is that the credit union tax exemption enables credit unions to give back to their communities and offer better rates and fees to members. READ MORE

The Power of Social Media

September 30, 2013
The idea for #DontTaxTuesday sprouted only a week before it occurred. READ MORE

Social Media Works for CUs

September 12, 2013
The bottom line: Social media works in spreading our message to 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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