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Supplemental Capital Would Benefit CUs, Local Communities

April 01, 2013
Deposits keep flowing into CUs due to consumers’ flight to safety. READ MORE

Attract and Educate Youth

March 26, 2013
Financial education can turn young consumers into lifelong members. READ MORE

Beware Mortgage Servicing Rule Pollyanna

March 22, 2013
Collective sigh of relief over small servicer exemption is premature. READ MORE

Forward-Thinking Lending Approach Invigorates California CU

March 21, 2013
First Imperial CU booked more than $1 million in loans, opened 330 "second-chance" checking accounts, and increased membership by 17%. READ MORE

Loan Participations

March 19, 2013
A well-drafted agreement governs the loan participation process. READ MORE

CU Security: Take an Enterprise Approach

March 18, 2013
Take a singular view of the CU’s multiple touch points. READ MORE

Let's Celebrate!

March 18, 2013
Personal remembrances may bring repeat business to your CU. READ MORE

CUNA: Banks’ Attack On CU Bill Misfires

March 12, 2013
Supplemental capital bill for CUs is very balanced. READ MORE

The CFPB Is Keeping an Aggressive Pace

March 06, 2013
Prepare for a long path of increased regulatory changes affecting virtually every consumer product and service. READ MORE

EMV Conversion Planning: 12 Tips

March 01, 2013
A 12-point road map as your CU plots the switch from magnetic stripe to chip cards. 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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