Articles Tagged with 'unions'

Tackle Benefit Costs From a Different Angle

June 09, 2013
Use investment returns to prefund employee benefits. READ MORE

Delivering Substance on Regulatory Relief

June 06, 2013
When it comes to regulatory relief, CUs deliver substance with the rhetoric. READ MORE

Tell, Don't Sell

May 27, 2013
'Fees' not necessarily a four-letter word when linked with member-friendly services. READ MORE

The Message Is Simple: ‘Don’t Tax My CU’

May 23, 2013
CUs must engage their 96 million members in fight to support CU tax status. READ MORE

CUNA, Leagues Mobilizing 96 Million Members to Preserve CU Tax Status

May 19, 2013
‘Policy is being formulated on Capitol Hill now, so we must act now.’ READ MORE

Gladwell: CUs are David to Banks’ Goliath

May 17, 2013
‘True innovation comes from the marginal people who push innovations into the center.’ READ MORE

CU Movement Loses an Icon

May 11, 2013
Colleagues say Heins was ‘ceaseless in his devotion to CUs and cooperatives worldwide.’ READ MORE

‘Enter the Mobile Payments Era’

May 11, 2013
Mobile services can help CUs serve young adults, small business owners, and the underserved. READ MORE

The Curious Case of Bank Fees

May 10, 2013
There’s a striking contrast between CU and bank fees. READ MORE

Five Tech Trends to Watch

May 01, 2013
CUs must continually improve their technical infrastructure. READ MORE

heroes

What's Popular

Popular Stories

Recent Discussion

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.

Your Say: Who should be Credit Union Magazine's 2014 CU Hero of the Year?

View Results Poll Archive