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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

NCUA Charters Final Two Bridge Corporates

November 15, 2010
The newly created institutions will be known as Members United Bridge Corporate FCU and Southwest Bridge Corporate FCU . The first two bridge corporates created by NCUA were U.S. Central Bridge Corporate FCU and Western Bridge Corporate FCU. READ MORE

Cheney Shares ICU Day Message

October 21, 2010
This year's theme of “Local, trusted, serving you” perfectly captures what makes CUs so appealing to consumers across the nation and around the globe. READ MORE

The First Credit Union Day

October 21, 2010
On Jan. 17, 1927, the Credit Union League of Massachusetts celebrated the first official holiday for credit union members and workers. READ MORE

Create a Unique Value Proposition

October 18, 2010
Kim Sponem's leadership sabbatical in Australia unearthed lessons U.S. CUs can apply. READ MORE

From Dairyland to Down Under

October 02, 2010
A Wisconsin CU CEO on sabbatical in Australia finds clues for dealing with challenges facing U.S. CUs. READ MORE

More Details Emerge on Corporate CU Plan

September 28, 2010
NCUA will establish 'bridge corporates' to ensure the important services by the five conserved corporates to natural person credit unions regarding payments and settlement aren't disrupted. READ MORE

The ‘Death Knell’ of the CU Movement?

September 02, 2010
Alternative, or supplemental, capital could allow credit unions to raise money from outside the institution and use it as a capital buffer. 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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