Articles Tagged with 'data'

Data Breaches Top List of Fraud Threats

October 05, 2011
CUs must implement measures to prevent data breaches—and have a solid mitigation plan if one occurs. READ MORE

Performance Data: Your Best Information Is Inside Your Branch

September 30, 2011
While collecting, analyzing, and using internal metrics isn’t a simple task, this highly focused information is invaluable. READ MORE

Prepare Now, Rest Later: Ready Your CU for Disaster

May 19, 2011
Our dependency on technology during a disaster can cripple operations and leave CUs vulnerable to loss. READ MORE

Be a Master of Disaster Planning

December 13, 2010
The term "business continuity" equates to "disaster avoidance." READ MORE

Data Security: Plan for the Worst Scenario

December 01, 2010
Credit and debit cards pose the biggest threats to members’ data. READ MORE

Middleware Platforms Create 'Ecosystem of Technology'

November 19, 2010
Three middleware platforms are helping Travis Credit Union, Vacaville, Calif., give employees better tools so they can provide better member service. READ MORE

Prepare for Disaster: 10 Steps

October 20, 2010
When people think of disasters, they generally envision hurricanes, tornadoes, or floods—catastrophic events that devastate communities. But for a business, a disaster can be something as small as a failed switch or a computer virus. READ MORE

Credit Cards: Keep a Lid on Losses

October 01, 2010
Pay attention to your products, the market, and regulations to maintain high credit quality. READ MORE

Proactive Endpoint Security a Must for Online Banking

September 23, 2010
Through proactive endpoint security, sensitive data is secured at the point of origin, before it ever reaches the computer. READ MORE

Seven Layers of Cloud Computing

September 14, 2010
Mastering cloud computing is as much about keeping up with the market space as it is about understanding what each vendor provides. 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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