Articles Tagged with 'training'

Stay Informed with Trusted Resources

January 28, 2013
CUNA offers resources so CUs can stay nimble in the constantly changing environment. READ MORE

Council Lauds Training Innovators

January 10, 2013
Targeted training enhances employee engagement and job satisfaction. READ MORE

CU Takes Financial Education to the Big Screen

December 17, 2012
“Carter’s Fun Facts About Money” are filmed on location in the communities the CU serves. READ MORE

Is Staff Training Time Compensable?

December 14, 2012
It's a common misconception that a nonexempt employee's time devoted to training is not counted toward hours worked. READ MORE

Measure Your Training ROI: 10 Tips

December 03, 2012
ROI is more than a calculation; it’s a way of thinking. READ MORE

2012 CUNA ELLy Training Award Winners Announced

November 01, 2012
CUNA recognizes 12 CUs for outstanding training programs and professionals. READ MORE

Online Resources Create Board Leaders

October 14, 2012
Advances in technology make it easier for board members to become the expert leaders their CUs need them to be. READ MORE

Training Links People, Passion, and Proficiency

September 01, 2012
Management, staff, and volunteers will find opportunities for training and participation in this lineup of current CUNA offerings. READ MORE

Award Winners Transform Training

July 01, 2012
What do ELLy Award winners look like? They’re flexible and willing to face any challenge that comes their way. READ MORE

Outbound Lending Brings Members Onboard

April 02, 2012
Campaign fuels the acquisition of 5,000 new members. 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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