Articles Tagged with 'insurance'

Insurance Sales Boost CU Income

April 08, 2014
Revenue from insurance sales is the 'gift that keeps on giving.' READ MORE

Seeking a CPI Vendor? Ask the Right Questions

January 17, 2014
Confirm how members’ information will be used and protected. 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

Help Underwater Members Before Mortgage Rates Rise

August 05, 2013
The refinancing boom is ending, so help underwater members now. READ MORE

Prepare for Catastrophic Losses Before Disasters Hit

July 22, 2013
Does your CU's disaster recovery plan account for natural disaster losses you’re likely to experience? READ MORE

It’s Spring: Do You Know Where Your Flood Zones Are?

June 17, 2013
Don’t assume a property’s flood zone status can’t change. READ MORE

Nontraditional Services Build Trust

May 28, 2013
'Our licensed agents are all salaried CU employees.' 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 Road to Insurance Can Get Confusing

May 26, 2013
Is this something credit unions should have in their product and service repertoire? Depends. READ MORE

Minimum Cost, Maximum Efficiency

May 19, 2013
Single-premium mortgage insurance lowers closing costs for members by allowing them to finance the MI as part of the loan. 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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