Articles Tagged with 'savings'

Employee Retirement Plans: Learn from the Crisis

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

In the Deep Freeze

May 07, 2012
Also chilling is research regarding consumers’ spending and savings habits. READ MORE

Rates & Ratios: CU Loans Continue to Climb

December 10, 2011
CU union loans outstanding increased 0.3% during October 2011, their seventh-consecutive month of positive loan growth, reports CUNA’s economics and statistics department. READ MORE

Rates & Ratios: CUs See Sixth-Straight Month of Loan Growth

November 01, 2011
CU loans outstanding increased 0.04% during September 2011—their sixth-consecutive month of positive loan growth. READ MORE

Rates & Ratios: Mortgages Lead June Loan Growth

August 08, 2011
CU loans outstanding increased 0.3% during June 2011 compared to a 0.4% increase in May 2011, according to CUNA’s economics and statistics department. READ MORE

Rates & Ratios: CU Loans Grow 0.4%

July 15, 2011
Unsecured personal loans led loan growth, followed by credit card loans, adjustable-rate mortgages, used auto loans, and fixed-rate mortgages. READ MORE

The Looming Retirement Crisis

June 06, 2011
While mandated savings may be a tough sell, Americans may need more of a paternalistic, rather than libertarian, approach to get them to save for retirement. READ MORE

Savings Challenge Generates $28 Million in Deposits

May 19, 2011
Young members have deposited more than $117.6 million into credit unions since the challenge started in 2004. READ MORE

Rates & Ratios: Members Take Up ARMs

May 18, 2011
Overall, CU loans outstanding decreased 0.1% during March, compared to a 0.4% decrease during February. READ MORE

CU Builds a Foundation For Growth and Service

April 04, 2011
See how San Miguel CU delivers personal service to its members. 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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