Articles Tagged with 'lending'

Innovative CUs Draw Up New Lending Approaches

December 27, 2012
Lending innovators spot—and act on—opportunities to make loans and boost the bottom line. READ MORE

Lending Opportunities in an Uncertain Economy

December 22, 2012
CUs see loan growth by revamping delivery, pricing, or types of loans. READ MORE

Training Helps Create ‘Extreme Lending’ Success

December 21, 2012
'We wanted to develop consultative, lasting member relationships for a lifetime.' READ MORE

The MBL Coin Toss

December 14, 2012
Sound practices and due diligence keep CUs in the clear on the MBL front. READ MORE

Grow Your Subprime Lending with Confidence

November 25, 2012
The cornerstone of managing auto lending risk is protecting collateral. READ MORE

Take a Holistic Approach to Compliance

November 21, 2012
Dividing compliance responsibilities among different departments leads to inconsistencies. READ MORE

CUNA Hopes Election Day Victories Will Advance Legislative Priorities

November 19, 2012
National MBL Hike the Hill scheduled for Nov. 27-28. READ MORE

Improve Sales Culture to Boost Lending

November 17, 2012
CUs have retooled to help staff recognize and act on lending opportunities that also benefit members. READ MORE

Bank Transfer Day—One Year Later

November 09, 2012
From a marketing and public relations standpoint, Bank Transfer Day was a success. READ MORE

Six CUs Honored for Lending Excellence

November 08, 2012
Dan Murray, vice president, lending, CUNA Mutual Group, presented the 13th annual awards. 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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