Articles Tagged with 'insurance'

Insuritas Raises $10 Million in Capital

August 08, 2012
Turn-key insurance agency solution can help CUs boost noninterest income. READ MORE

Don’t Let Severe Weather Rain on Your Loan Portfolio

July 06, 2012
Ultimately, CUs want to do more than protect their own assets during storm season. READ MORE

Focus on Your Core Strengths

June 04, 2012
When it comes to meeting members’ needs, go back to the basics. READ MORE

Peters: It’s Good to be the Little Guy

May 17, 2012
“I tell retailers if you’re local and you can’t beat the hell out of Walmart, there’s something wrong with you.” READ MORE

Include ‘Golden Handcuffs’ with Succession Plans

May 12, 2012
Build ‘bench strength’ so your CU has a top-notch CEO in waiting. READ MORE

Health-Care Law Changing CUs’ Coverage

April 23, 2012
Health-care insurance exchanges will continue to move forward regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the health-care act. READ MORE

The Four C’s of Employee Engagement

March 29, 2012
Help human resources staff engage employees in their benefits. READ MORE

Think You Know CPI? Think Again

March 01, 2012
If certain borrowers aren’t insuring collateral, your CU—and your members—bear the risk. READ MORE

Rich in Thanks

November 21, 2011
Despite pervasive economic unpleasantness, we still have much to be thankful for this holiday week. 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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