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CU Offers Progression of Financial Education, Services

April 26, 2013
Young members can make real decisions—even mistakes—while the stakes are low and supervision is high. READ MORE

‘Get them in Early’

April 25, 2013
‘It’s never too early to learn about money.’ READ MORE

Reach and Teach Youth

April 24, 2013
Just because young consumers aren’t profitable today doesn’t mean they won’t be tomorrow. READ MORE

A Sooper CU Youth Week

April 22, 2013
Sooper CU is celebrating National CU Youth Week throughout April. READ MORE

Texas CU Foundation Poised to Help Victims of Explosion

April 18, 2013
There’s no word yet whether CUs or their staff have been affected. READ MORE

Does Your Video Surveillance System Measure Up?

April 15, 2013
Video surveillance technology has come a long way since the introduction of first-generation digital recorders 10 or 12 years ago. READ MORE

Times Square Video Billboard to Promote CUs

April 12, 2013
Ad will display logo and URL for aSmarterChoice throughout the message’s duration. READ MORE

Leverage Disruptive Technologies—or be Leveled by Them

April 10, 2013
‘Think outside the old banking box,’ economist urges CUs. READ MORE

Is Shared Branching Dead?

April 05, 2013
Shared branching expands member convenience and can boost CUs' ROI. READ MORE

Numbers Tell a Story

April 01, 2013
Can your CU become a character in the tale of the improving housing market? 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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