Articles Tagged with 'housing'

Let's Play Ball!

October 23, 2011
On deck this week: The interrelation of productivity, wages, and marriage—as seen through the lens of major league baseball. READ MORE

Checking Fees, Housing and Retirement…Oh, My!

October 10, 2011
This week's Roundup examines fees, employment news, consumer spending reports, retirement considerations, housing, and more. READ MORE

Home Prices Should Stabilize

August 10, 2011
Despite housing market weaknesses in nearly every U.S. region, home prices should stabilize by the end of 2012, according to the Fiserv Case-Schiller Indexes. READ MORE

Goldstein: CUs serve underserved

February 28, 2011
When it comes to serving the nine million households that are unbanked and the 21 million households that are underbanked, CUs offer a lot of value to their communities. READ MORE

Housing's Shaky Foundation

December 07, 2010
Looking for the bottom in the housing market? Don’t hold your breath. READ MORE

HUD Releases 2009 American Housing Survey

July 22, 2010

U.S. Department of Housing and Development releases findings from a  national sample of the more than 130 million residential housing units.

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The State of the Nation's Housing

June 28, 2010

Even as the worst housing market correction in more than 60 years appeared to turn a corner in 2009, the fallout from sharply lower home prices and high unemployment has continued.

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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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