Articles Tagged with 'services'

Co-op Financial Services to Sponsor Scholarships

August 08, 2011
This is the second year CO-OP Financial Services is sponsoring scholarships to this event. READ MORE

Investment Services Cement Member Relationships

July 13, 2011
Retail investment services give members access to the advisory and brokerage options they need. READ MORE

Understand Your Merger Goals

May 05, 2011
Strategic merger considerations include this list of questions to ensure you and your merger partners are a perfect fit. READ MORE

The Future of Financial Services: Four Key Trends

May 04, 2011
Personal relationships with consumers and businesses will become increasingly important in the future. 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

Boomer Loyalty Has Limits

April 01, 2011
Baby boomers' needs are diverse and complex. These members can be a viable target for long-term relationships if CUs can meet their needs. READ MORE

Expect Fewer Corporates in CUs’ Future

March 04, 2011
Corporates will focus more on settlement and payment services; less on investments. READ MORE

Attract Member Investments

February 01, 2011
Three credit unions share best practices for outsourced investment programs. READ MORE

Community CUs As Partners & Leaders

December 07, 2010
Award-winning community CUs share their strategies for success. READ MORE

Texas League, CO-OP Financial Services Form Partnership

November 11, 2010
CO-OP Mobile for mobile banking features a multi-mode platform supporting text banking, mobile Web browser, and downloadable applications to supported devices, including iPhones. 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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