Articles Tagged with 'unions'

Matz: NCUA Resources to Go Where Risks Are

October 31, 2013
Video interview with the NCUA chairman addresses stress testing, corporate assessments, and more. READ MORE

Lending in 2014: What’s in Store for CUs?

October 30, 2013
The emerging opportunity: First-time home purchases by generation Y. READ MORE

Economy is ‘Recovering, Not Recovered’

October 21, 2013
New-auto lending continues to be a bright spot for many CUs. READ MORE

CUs Fighting 'Once in a Generation' Battle Over Tax Status

October 17, 2013
CUs are in "once in a generation" battle with banks over the CU tax status, CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney tells CUNA employees. READ MORE

Is CU History Still Relevant?

October 15, 2013
Now that the movement has surpassed $1 trillion in total assets, does our history still matter? READ MORE

A Brief History of International CU Day

October 15, 2013
The first ICU Day was on January 17 in honor of Benjamin Franklin’s birthday. READ MORE

Don’t Expect ‘Dramatic’ Payments Change Soon

October 11, 2013
New payment models haven't taken hold because the technology we have today is good enough. READ MORE

Get on the Big Data Bandwagon

October 11, 2013
Take advantage of the 'great promise' big data offers. READ MORE

Community CU Award Winners Provide Shining Example

October 11, 2013
Four CUs take top honors in annual competition. READ MORE

Inner Fire Fuels Desire to Serve Others

October 02, 2013

‘When you’re hungry, nothing else matters.’

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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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