Articles Tagged with 'data'

Attract and Retain Top Talent

August 01, 2012
Get the inside information you need to set appropriate salaries and attract top talent. READ MORE

Payments Trends May Alter CU Business Model

May 10, 2012
With a significant portion of noninterest income derived from the payments ecosystem, CUs must be prepared for what’s next in payments. READ MORE

Reduce Your Data Theft Risk: Five Steps

April 09, 2012
Global Payments Inc. breach is a stark reminder of the massive risk data theft poses to consumers, financial institutions, and retailers. READ MORE

Disaster Planning: Seven Steps for Smoother Sailing

March 28, 2012
Testing often lands on the back burner, but it’s the only way to ensure the plan will work. READ MORE

Keep Staff Workstations 'Clean'

February 27, 2012
It’s critically important to protect member data against unauthorized access, which could lead to substantial harm or serious inconvenience to members. READ MORE

New Realities Shape Today’s Appraisals

February 02, 2012
Wholesale and correspondent CU mortgage lenders must scramble to comply with the latest regulation standardizing appraisals. READ MORE

 ROA and the Road to Recovery

February 01, 2012
CU earnings took a in third-quarter 2011 due to a hefty corporate stabilization expense, but the days of declining CU ROA likely are behind us. READ MORE

Four Top Fraud Threats—and How to Fight Them

January 30, 2012
Deploy fraud awareness and prevention programs across every department. READ MORE

Core Operations Move to the Cloud

January 01, 2012
Can you imagine a day when even mission-critical services such as core processing routinely run on "the cloud?" That day is coming. READ MORE

Member Databases a ‘Gold Mine’

December 19, 2011
Too many CUs either fail to segment or use obsolete segmentation schemes. 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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