Articles Tagged with 'unions'

‘There’s Power in People’

March 14, 2012
CUs should rethink their approach to cross-channel marketing—connecting with members emotionally rather than pushing products. READ MORE

Grassroots is King

March 12, 2012
Grassroots movements—instigated or supported by CUs—had a significant impact on the battle over interchange last spring and Bank Transfer Day in the fall. READ MORE

Seven Steps to Better Business Development

March 09, 2012
CUs are redefining the art of business development, realizing this practice requires building strong relationships, reaching out to companies’ key decision-makers, and moving beyond SEGs. READ MORE

Morrow’s Vision Lives On at Coopera

March 07, 2012
Warren’s passing was stunning, but it did not shake our resolve to bring more Hispanic members into the CU fold. READ MORE

Share Your Story

March 01, 2012
It’s the International Year of Cooperatives—the perfect time for CUs to share how they improve the lives of members and the communities they serve. READ MORE

Free SWAG for Youth Saving Challenge Participants

February 24, 2012
In 2011, 300 participating CUs brought in $28.5 million in youth deposits and opened 9,000 new youth accounts. READ MORE

Education Helps CUs Connect With Hispanics

February 19, 2012
Connect financial literacy with members’ particular needs. READ MORE

Egan: Put Members’ Interests First

February 16, 2012
Legislators and regulators must pay heed to CUs’ challenges to keep the CU charter viable. READ MORE

Enhance Direct Mail with QR Codes

February 13, 2012
While use of QR codes is picking up steam, there remains untapped potential as well as errors in how they’re being used. READ MORE

CFPB: A Cry From The Heart

February 10, 2012
CUs face a deluge of rules both baffling and complex. 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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