Articles Tagged with 'unions'

CUs Kept Lending When Others Curled Up in a Ball

March 01, 2011
As the economy regains its footing, CUs seek to do even more. READ MORE

Cheney’s interchange message: 'Stop this'

March 01, 2011
Cheney cited several of CUNA's successes—and noted a couple of areas "where we fell short." READ MORE

Be Heard on the Hill

February 27, 2011
Giving CUs access to supplemental capital is an important issue as policymakers aim to avoid future financial crises by strengthening financial institutions’ capital requirements. READ MORE

WOCCU Celebrates 40 Years of Service

February 27, 2011
Growth comes only for those able to fulfill their mission. READ MORE

The Time is Ripe for Supplemental Capital

February 27, 2011
Capital for all financial institutions will be a hot topic for this Congress as policy makers aim to avoid future financial crises by implementing more stringent capital requirements. READ MORE

Legislation May Lead to Higher Fees

February 27, 2011
CUs will not only need to cover the loss of fee income, but also the increased costs of complying with the regulations. READ MORE

CUs Damaged in New Zealand Earthquake

February 24, 2011

Officials from the New Zealand Association of CUs are still assessing damages caused to their member organizations by Tuesday’s devastating earthquake that all but leveled Christchurch, the country's second-largest metro area.

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Maine CUs Fill Void with Fuel Assistance

February 15, 2011
Maine CUs help state residents following the closure of a utility company. READ MORE

Our Message to Congress

February 14, 2011
CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney explains the importance of building political capital. READ MORE

Exam Problems? Know Your Rights

January 19, 2011
CUs have options when they believe an examiner has overstepped his or her authority. 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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