Articles Tagged with 'debt'

Confusion Reigns Over Student Loan Costs

May 26, 2013
Half of high school seniors don’t understand the cost and terms of student loans. READ MORE

A Source of Inspiration

April 22, 2013
‘Education brings about opportunity, and in turn inspiration.’ READ MORE

One of Five Households Has Student Loan Debt

April 08, 2013
Average outstanding student loan balance approaching $30,000. READ MORE

Let's Shake On It

March 17, 2013
What message can CU staff send with a simple handshake? READ MORE

Public National Debt Exceeds Bank Deposits

February 03, 2013
Public debt has grown 23% since 2010 vs. 13% for deposits. READ MORE

Counseling Helps Keep Foreclosures at Bay

January 21, 2013
Mortgage defaults are expected to remain elevated until 2016. READ MORE

Lending and the Economy: Right Direction, Wrong Speed

November 08, 2012
Pent-up demand, recovering housing market bode well for auto loans and mortgages. READ MORE

Librarian in a Hard Hat

August 01, 2012
This week’s Research Roundup examines student loans, a possible mortgage crisis for older Americans, and more. READ MORE

‘Lost Generation’ Faces New Obstacles

March 08, 2012
CUs can reach young adults by emphasizing their strengths: Financial stability and reasonable rates and fees. READ MORE

The Generational Debt Gap

February 22, 2012
Study provides insights into the debts and credit scores of four key age groups. 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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