Articles Tagged with 'health'

Jumiya: There's a Direct Link Between Health and Finances

April 08, 2014
When people are healthy, they’re less likely to have delinquencies, defaults, or bankruptcies. READ MORE

Poor Economy Affects Staff Benefits

September 27, 2012
Report reveals that 77% of employers have trimmed employee benefits since 2007 due to the poor economy. READ MORE

Ready for Takeoff

February 06, 2012
Consider your disaster plan. If service is disrupted to your membership, will they ‘feel the love? READ MORE

Go Granny, Go!

January 23, 2012
Health-care expenses, restricted small business financing, and other issues continue to challenge consumers. READ MORE

Staff Hits Wellness Milestone

December 27, 2011
Employees at Security Service Federal Credit Union have lost a ton of weight—literally. READ MORE

Unhealthy Workers’ Absenteeism Costs $153 Billion

December 21, 2011
The high percentage of staff with poor health is a significant drain on productivity. READ MORE

Manage the Changing Employee Benefits Landscape

March 14, 2011
From a compliance perspective, 2010 brought some of the most sweeping changes for health and welfare plans we’ve seen in decades. READ MORE

Prepare for Health-Care Changes

March 11, 2011
Several key provisions of the health-care reform law will go into effect this year. READ MORE

Tell Staff About Health-Care Changes

November 10, 2010
Staff should know that medicine purchased after Dec. 31, 2010, will require a prescription to be eligible for reimbursement from an FSA, HRA, or HSA. READ MORE

Workers’ Share of Health Premiums Jumps

September 20, 2010
Workers are paying nearly $4,000 this year on average toward the cost of family health coverage—14% more than what they paid last year. 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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