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Olson: Focus on Consumer Awareness

October 01, 2013
League campaign uses social networking, community events, and advertising to spread CU message. READ MORE

‘CU Man’ Takes Fight to Predatory Lenders

October 01, 2013
‘I’m lucky to work in an industry that embraces that special kind of crazy all CU marketers have within us.’ READ MORE

CUNA Ops Council Honors Best of the Best

September 25, 2013
Red Canoe CU and Empower FCU take top honors. READ MORE

‘Speed Demos' Highlight Next-Generation Tech

September 25, 2013
Demo participants vote for the Best of Show during the joint conference of the CUNA Tech/Ops Councils. READ MORE

Dykstra: CUs Must Find Ways to Remain Relevant

September 25, 2013
‘Gen Y represents your future borrowers.’ READ MORE

Ensweiler: ‘Protect our Tax Exemption; Preserve our Philosophy’

September 10, 2013
‘We can’t sit by the sidelines on this one.’ READ MORE

CUNA Launches Round Two Of ‘Don't Tax’ Campaign

September 06, 2013
CUNA has planned a number of initiatives in September to keep the 'Don't Tax My CU' message before Congress. READ MORE

Five Ways to Take Advantage of Health-Care Reform

August 26, 2013
Health-care exchanges will allow CUs to maintain quality benefit programs while expanding options for employees. READ MORE

Stars Align for Mobile Payments

August 21, 2013
Redefining payments will help CUs reduce costs, increase revenue, and create a better member experience. READ MORE

Regain Your Share of Members' Loans

August 17, 2013
Dedicate more resources to analyzing loan denials. 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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