Articles Tagged with 'unions'

Support Those Who Support CUs

December 14, 2012
Money is a critical element in today’s political environment, but there’s much more to it than dollars. READ MORE

CUs and Mobile Monetization

December 13, 2012
Small business members will pay for mobile services that create new efficiencies. READ MORE

My First Year: The Good, Bad, and Downright Ugly

December 05, 2012
CUs focus too little energy on compliance. That must change. READ MORE

CUs Shine in the Face of Hurricane’s Devastation

December 01, 2012
CUs from coast to coast have helped with volunteers, loan relief, and direct financial aid. READ MORE

Grow Your Subprime Lending with Confidence

November 25, 2012
The cornerstone of managing auto lending risk is protecting collateral. READ MORE

Take a Holistic Approach to Compliance

November 21, 2012
Dividing compliance responsibilities among different departments leads to inconsistencies. READ MORE

Ohio CUs Host ‘Cash Mobs’ to Support Small Business

November 10, 2012
The spotlight is on Jaime Crooks, marketing director, Ohio HealthCare FCU, Dublin. READ MORE

CU Industry at the Tipping Point

November 09, 2012
CUs need a growing number of channels to connect with their members. READ MORE

Scenes from the Community CU & Growth Conference

November 02, 2012
CUs may behave like cooperatives, but they should brag more about being cooperatives. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Fair Credit Reporting Act

November 01, 2012
Members can receive a free copy of their credit reports from the nationwide consumer reporting companies. 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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