Articles Tagged with 'housing'

Counseling Helps Keep Foreclosures at Bay

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

Housing Is Staging a Comeback

January 06, 2013
Home sales are expected to rise 3% and home prices are expected to rise 2% to 3% in 2013. READ MORE

‘Help! I Need Some Money, Honey!’

September 18, 2012
Consider the financial assumptions members make and potential perils they may encounter. READ MORE

Mortgage Delinquency Picture Improves

August 09, 2012
Nationwide mortgage delinquency rate dropped nearly 9% during the first half of 2012. READ MORE

Make Information Actionable!

July 23, 2012
You can’t accomplish your mission without the right data. READ MORE

Focus on Your Core Strengths

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

The World Is Your Oyster

June 01, 2012
Anticipating member needs requires knowledge of their circumstances, preferences, opportunities, and experiences. READ MORE

There's No Place Like Home...

March 19, 2012
With mortgage lending there’s more at stake than a simple refinance, first home purchase, or ‘routine’ foreclosure. READ MORE

Lessons Learned From Harvey Wallbanger

January 16, 2012
Engaged employees bring innovative ideas, a friendly disposition, a spirit of cooperation, and increased productivity. READ MORE

Shell-Shocked Housing Market May Yield CU Opportunities

January 12, 2012
CUs have burnished their credentials among consumers while the reputation of brokers and bankers has languished. 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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