Articles Tagged with 'information'

Technology Helps CUs Become ‘Practically Perfect in Every Way’

February 04, 2014
Don’t be disrupted by digital technology; use it to become a disrupter. READ MORE

Enter the Age of the ‘Industrial Internet’

January 24, 2014
‘Marriage of minds and machines’ will help information become intelligence. READ MORE

Beware These Top Four IT Fails

September 20, 2013
Information technology failures can sabotage a CU’s reputation. READ MORE

New Online Privacy Protection Rules Take Effect in July

March 01, 2013
The changes go into effect on July 1, 2013. READ MORE

Nonresident Alien Reporting

December 21, 2012
The rule goes into effect just weeks from now, on Jan. 1, 2013. READ MORE

Celebrate the CU Difference

October 24, 2012
These resources will help you celebrate International Credit Union Day and better inform your board. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Reg E’s Remittance Transfer Rule

October 01, 2012
CUs that offer remittance transfer services generally must provide the member with a written prepayment disclosure. READ MORE

Hitchhiking Through the Virtual Universe

September 23, 2012
A column about credit unions and the book “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy." READ MORE

Avoid These Mortgage Servicing Practices

August 01, 2012
Five federal financial institution regulators issued guidance to mortgage servicers on military homeowners . READ MORE

Attract and Retain Top Talent

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