Articles Tagged with 'savings'

Help Kids Brush Up on Finances

April 21, 2014
Tooth Fairy offers chance to teach children about smart money habits. READ MORE

The Perfect Cup of Joe

November 12, 2013
Make your CU a part of members’ daily routine. READ MORE

Registries Designed for Digital Donors

November 01, 2013
When members open a myBaby, myGrad, or myWedding account, they receive 50 registry cards detailing the online giving process that can be mailed out with invitations or announcements. READ MORE

Where Does the Time Go?

August 13, 2013
There’s a collective retirement gap among working households that ranges from $6.8 to $14 trillion depending on the financial measure. READ MORE

‘Get them in Early’

April 25, 2013
‘It’s never too early to learn about money.’ READ MORE

CUs Lend Members a Hand

March 08, 2013
Aside from being the right thing to do, helping members during difficult times builds loyalty—and loyalty builds strong CUs. READ MORE

Fiscal Cliff Deal Should Spur Optimism

January 12, 2013
The fiscal cliff agreement will have a net positive effect on the average American. READ MORE

Youth Step Up to Saving Challenge

July 18, 2012
Young CU members deposited $21.3 million during CUNA’s National Youth Saving Challenge. READ MORE

Rates & Ratios: CUs Report Uptick in Loans

July 03, 2012
Credit union savings balances grew 0.2% in May compared to a 0.6% decrease in April. READ MORE

Employee Retirement Plans: Learn from the Crisis

July 02, 2012
Traditional thinking about what makes a good retirement plan is being questioned. 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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