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How to Attract and Keep Younger Members

August 13, 2013
Service and respect top list of young adults’ priorities. READ MORE

Two More Reasons to Keep Healthcare Reform on Your Radar

August 09, 2013
The opportunity for CUs to engage consumers is tremendous. READ MORE

Immigration Reform Will Lead Members to Your Door

August 09, 2013
CU leaders who think strategically about membership growth can’t ignore the important step many Americans are pushing their legislators to take. READ MORE

CUs Expand Their Arsenal in Tax Fight

August 07, 2013
‘Let’s look to our toolbox of technology and social media.’ READ MORE

CU Member Loyalty Rises at Banks’ Expense

August 02, 2013
Financial crisis triggered many consumers to move their business from banks to CUs. READ MORE

Lack of CU Awareness Persists

July 31, 2013
The importance of turning nonmembers into members, especially young adults, can’t be overstated. READ MORE

Market the Debit Difference

July 16, 2013
Improved data analytics and segmentation tools give credit unions the ability to identify and target member segments with relevant offers. READ MORE

Indirect Lending: Yea or Nay?

July 02, 2013
Do CUs do a disservice to members via indirect lending? READ MORE

Morrow Honored as 2013 CU Hero of the Year

July 01, 2013
Morrow lauded as a ‘mission-driven advocate for consumers and CUs.' READ MORE

Emerging Financial Markets Are Opportunities for CUs

July 01, 2013
ACUC workshop explores tools and partnerships to serve underserved/underbanked markets. 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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