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CUs Growing Green

July 01, 2012
Green lending is relatively new at credit unions, and data about it is limited. READ MORE

CUs Help Build Better Lives in Rural Ethiopia

July 01, 2012
The future of this African country is looking brighter thanks to help from the credit union movement. READ MORE

A Pause or a Reversal?

July 01, 2012
There is concern that the economy will stall in mid-2012 as it did the previous two years, at least in terms of job growth. READ MORE

Tower Classic Golf Tournament Raises $28,000

June 29, 2012
The tournament has evolved from a casual social outing to a major fundraising event. READ MORE

Pricer: Take Stock of Health-Care Requirements

June 28, 2012
Defined contributions will help CUs better manage their health-care costs. READ MORE

Mobile Services: ‘An App is not a Strategy’

June 27, 2012
The popularity of mobile devices has prompted a flurry of spending and invention—some of wise and well-timed, much of it not. READ MORE

FBI Reports Overall Decline in 2011 Financial Institution Crimes

June 26, 2012
There were 5,093 crimes committed at financial institutions during 2011, down from 5,641 during 2012, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. READ MORE

Five Best Practices for Online Cross-Selling

June 21, 2012
“Members don’t want to click eight times to find what they want,” says Fiserv’s Geoff Knapp. READ MORE

Mercer: Good Isn’t Good Enough

June 20, 2012
‘We can’t play at the same level by working harder using the same techniques.' READ MORE

Gen Y Merits Different Approach From CUs

June 20, 2012
How do you make inroads with young consumers? Give them something they can believe in. 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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