Articles Tagged with 'data'

Data Analysis Improves Relationship Pricing Programs

November 18, 2013
High levels of electronic transactions drive long-term relationship retention. READ MORE

Get on the Big Data Bandwagon

October 11, 2013
Take advantage of the 'great promise' big data offers. READ MORE

The Cloud Can Rain on Your Parade

September 23, 2013
Cloud computing is powerful, amazingly inexpensive, and flexible. But there’s one thing it is not: without risk. READ MORE

Look into the Future of Finance

May 25, 2013
Check out the latest advancements from the financial service industry’s technology leaders. READ MORE

Be Prudent When Exercising Caution

May 10, 2013
Don’t be afraid to use analytics to help determine your value proposition. READ MORE

Five Issues Facing CFOs

May 01, 2013
Continued low rates put a strain on asset yields. READ MORE

Embrace Real-Time Data, Multiple Channels for Lending Success

January 14, 2013
Most loan applications are antiquated and burdensome, mobile expert says. READ MORE

Combine Member Information with Sound Judgment

January 06, 2013
Investing in member-centric strategies can ensure a CU’s long-term competitiveness. READ MORE

‘Cut Through the Noise’ With Cloud Computing, Data Backup

September 19, 2012
CUs’ and members’ growing reliance on technology requires vendors with proven expertise and scalability. READ MORE

Mobile Devices Present Workplace Risks

September 04, 2012
The convenience of mobile devices comes with a down side—significant security risks. 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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