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Building and Defending Our Global Community

February 13, 2013
As a global community with shared values, CUs have the opportunity to learn from each other and the power to speak with one voice. READ MORE

Five Reasons CUs Can’t Afford to Wait on Mobile

February 12, 2013
Members increasingly rely on the mobile channel as their primary form of communication. READ MORE

Volunteer Leadership: What’s Old Is New Again

January 13, 2013
One great strength of our movement is the volunteer board of directors. READ MORE

Eight Thriving Cottage Industries

January 11, 2013
Cottage industries—businesses that can be started by individuals in their homes—present major lending opportunities for CUs. READ MORE

Outsourcing Offers Headache Relief

January 07, 2013
‘We felt we were slaves’ to our in-house core-processing system. READ MORE

New Rules for Open-End Lending

December 31, 2012
Review policies and procedures to ensure conformance with NCUA’s updated guidance. READ MORE

Shift to Mobile Requires New Approach to Lending

December 28, 2012
More consumers are defined by their connectivity, which changes how they transact financial business. READ MORE

‘Want Some Basel in Your Soup?’

December 18, 2012
When I first heard of Basel III, I thought it was a genetic mutation of a plant I often put on homemade pizza. READ MORE

NCUA Sues J.P. Morgan, Bear Stearns Over Faulty Securities

December 17, 2012
Legal action is the agency’s largest to date against Wall Street investment firms. READ MORE

The MBL Coin Toss

December 14, 2012
Sound practices and due diligence keep CUs in the clear on the MBL front. 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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