Articles Tagged with 'unions'

Banking on Ex-Bankers?

May 03, 2011
The key to success for ex-bankers in the CU movement seems to be in understanding CU philosophy and reconciling it to their own approach to business. READ MORE

Strategies for Fading Fee Income

May 01, 2011
Don't wait for the Fed's final interchange rule or legislative action to prepare for lost fee income. READ MORE

A Merger Slowdown

May 01, 2011
The recession, new accounting rules, and compliance burdens have contributed to the slowdown in CU mergers. READ MORE

Reduce Call Center Hold Times

April 25, 2011
For most CUs, the problem lies not with the call center metrics but with how management looks at them. READ MORE

Compliance Matters: Director Responsibilities

April 14, 2011
New regulations on board responsibilities and the latest on temporary unlimited insurance coverage. READ MORE

CUs Should Embrace Their ‘Bags Fly Free’ Moment

March 18, 2011
Former beer monolith Anheuser-Busch's takeover by a Belgian beer company serves as a cautionary tale for CUs. READ MORE

Financial Picture Brightens for CUs

March 15, 2011
CUs expand earnings and control delinquencies and charge-offs. READ MORE

Senate Introduces MBL Legislation

March 09, 2011
Legislation would raise the member business lending cap to 27.5% of total assets for CUs meeting certain criteria. READ MORE

Perlmutter: ‘Your Words will carry a lot of weight’

March 02, 2011
The Durbin debit interchange amendment added by the Senate was handled was “unreasonable, unworkable, and unfair.” READ MORE

May sees strength in ‘one’ voice

March 02, 2011
Getting legislation through Congress will be challenging. All the more reason for CUs to present a united front during Hill visit discussions with representatives. 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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