Articles Tagged with 'unions'

CUs Worldwide Share Common Operating and Member-Service Challenges

October 01, 2012
Since the global financial crisis and worldwide recession, CUs everywhere face similar issues. READ MORE

Demographic Shifts Provide Challenges, Opportunities

September 18, 2012
While the U.S. established its reputation as a melting pot centuries ago, we're more diverse today than ever before. READ MORE

Big, Small, or Online: Why Do Young Adults Choose a Financial Institution?

September 17, 2012
What's a CU to do in the face of "convenience competition?" Fight back. READ MORE

Prepare for the Brain Drain

September 13, 2012
The average age of a CU CEO is 53.4 years. READ MORE

Get Ready for ICU Day

September 11, 2012
ICU Day revolves around member recognition, tradition, global appreciation, and generosity. READ MORE

What Tech Innovations Lie Ahead?

September 06, 2012
Look before leaping onto the latest technology bandwagon. READ MORE

Mobile Payments Revolution Coming

August 27, 2012
Security concerns remain the top reason consumers don’t make mobile payments. READ MORE

Students Assume Greater Share of College Costs

August 24, 2012
Lack of understanding about private student loans can lead to serious financial problems after graduation. READ MORE

Enterprise Risk Management Is a Culture, Not a Project

August 23, 2012
ERM is a set of processes designed to create a culture of proactive identification, measurement, and management of risks. READ MORE

CUs Loosen the Salary Purse Strings

August 21, 2012
Variable pay remains a popular way to reward employees without increasing fixed costs. 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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