Articles Tagged with 'credit'

Prepare for the Brain Drain

September 13, 2012
The average age of a CU CEO is 53.4 years. READ MORE

Auto Loan Delinquencies Fall to All-Time Lows

September 12, 2012
Asset quality remains high despite increases in nonprime auto loans. READ MORE

Get Ready for ICU Day

September 11, 2012
ICU Day revolves around member recognition, tradition, global appreciation, and generosity. READ MORE

Stretch the Boundaries

September 01, 2012
Tarrant County Credit Union CEO Lily Newfarmer is a Credit Union Hero. READ MORE

FFIEC: Consider Risks of Outsourced Cloud Computing

September 01, 2012
Outsourcing to a cloud service provider offers potential benefits such as cost reduction, flexibility, and speed. READ MORE

CUs Always Will Be the Smarter Choice

September 01, 2012
It seems there’s a new regulation, technology, product, or competitor every week. READ MORE

Stay Informed With CUNA Compliance Resources

September 01, 2012
Celebrate ICU Day, learn about the BSA Confernce and find additional resources. READ MORE

What Makes a Healthy Corporate Culture?

August 29, 2012
Signs of a healthy culture include high morale, high productivity, organizational clarity, and minimal politics. READ MORE

Q&A: Mazuma CU’s Chief Culture Officer

August 28, 2012
Why is it important to foster a healthy culture? READ MORE

Mobile Payments Revolution Coming

August 27, 2012
Security concerns remain the top reason consumers don’t make mobile payments. 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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