Articles Tagged with 'student'

Responsible Approach Leads to Student Loan Success

February 13, 2014
Members are going someplace for student loans—why not your CU? READ MORE

Student Loans: ‘What Are You Waiting For?’

November 14, 2013
Consolidating student loans can help both CUs and borrowers, but make sure members know what they may be giving up. READ MORE

Student Loan Debt May Slow Home Buying

September 09, 2013
Consumers with student loan debt tend to have lower credit scores than those without. READ MORE

School Days

August 12, 2013
Rising student loan debt hinders consumers’ ability to take out mortgages. READ MORE

Confusion Reigns Over Student Loan Costs

May 26, 2013
Half of high school seniors don’t understand the cost and terms of student loans. READ MORE

High School CU Branch Provides ‘Hands-On, Real-Life’ Financial Education

April 23, 2013
High school branch reflects a nationwide trend by CUs to provide teens on-site access to financial education and services. READ MORE

One of Five Households Has Student Loan Debt

April 08, 2013
Average outstanding student loan balance approaching $30,000. READ MORE

Student Loans Show Potential

January 01, 2013
Student loans offer opportunities for income and provide an affordable way for members to send their children to college. READ MORE

CUs Missing Out on Student Loan Opportunity

November 12, 2012
Why do less than 0.5% of CUs offer private student loans? READ MORE

The Tiny Little Voice

October 01, 2012
How often does acumen help us make good business decisions for our members and coworkers? 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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