Articles Tagged with 'social media'

Are You 'Friending' Co-Workers? Friend Wisely

July 17, 2013
Weigh the negatives before confirming a colleague’s friend request on Facebook or extending an invite to a co-worker. READ MORE

Execs Virtually Invisible on Social Media

July 15, 2013
These leaders lag far behind the general population in overall social media participation. READ MORE

Guard Against Social Media's Liability Risks

July 09, 2013
A recent survey indicated that 62% of U.S. financial institutions were not using social media because they worry about compliance violations. READ MORE

Use Social Media to Rally Members, Says CUNA Chair Wesenberg

July 02, 2013
'The use of social media is right in our wheelhouse.' READ MORE

Leverage Disruptive Technologies—or be Leveled by Them

April 10, 2013
‘Think outside the old banking box,’ economist urges CUs. READ MORE

‘Social Care’ Builds Your Brand And Improves Member Service

April 01, 2013
Good social care can set your credit union apart from your financial service competitors. READ MORE

Socializing with Gen Y

March 10, 2013
Gen Yers are nothing like their predecessors. READ MORE

'The Thank You Economy'

December 02, 2012
Are you grateful for your members’ business? Then say so! READ MORE

Measure Your Social Media Success

June 06, 2012
Marketers struggle to figure out how social media fits into the marketing mix and how to gauge its performance. READ MORE

Monitor Risks as Employees Use Social Media

May 11, 2012
Fewer than 30% of large organizations will block employee access to social media sites by 2014, according to Gartner. That’s compared with 50% just two years ago. 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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