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Optimize Your Card Portfolio: Four Steps

October 04, 2012
Don’t automatically exclude consumers with less-than-perfect credit. READ MORE

CFPB Outlines Card Marketing Guidelines

July 25, 2012
Banks' high-pressure tactics’ on credit card add-on products lead to CFPB’s first enforcement action. READ MORE

Credit Cards: Learn From the Best-Run Programs

July 11, 2012
CUs can improve their card programs by boosting efficiency, improving marketing, and avoiding common mistakes. READ MORE

Boost Members’ Debit Card Use

June 28, 2012
Let members choose their own PIN, and get the cards into members’ hands right away. READ MORE

Credit Card Users Making Timelier Payments

May 25, 2012
A new report suggests the credit card marketplace continues to recover from the problems it faced during the Great Recession. READ MORE

Will EMV Chips Reduce Card Fraud?

May 21, 2012
Major credit card firms are trying to transition to a more secure card. READ MORE

Eight CUs Will Introduce Coopera Card

February 02, 2012
Card will help CUs ease Hispanic consumers’ entry into the financial mainstream. READ MORE

Looking Back: CU Magazine’s Top 12 Articles of 2011

January 06, 2012
Everything from CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference in March to the ongoing interchange debate grabbed our readers’ attention during 2011. READ MORE

Delinquency Outlook Favorable in 2012

December 08, 2011
Credit card delinquencies should remain stable in 2012, according to TransUnion. READ MORE

CUs Gear Up for Bank Transfer Day

November 04, 2011
Many CUs prepare for Bank Transfer Day (Nov. 5) by offering member referral bonuses, promoting the credit union difference, offering prizes and cash-back promotions, and taking other measures. 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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