Articles Tagged with 'credit'

Disaster Planning: Seven Steps for Smoother Sailing

March 28, 2012
Testing often lands on the back burner, but it’s the only way to ensure the plan will work. READ MORE

The 2012 Economy: ‘Good, Not Great’

March 21, 2012
Barring any major shocks, the U.S. economy should experience gross domestic product growth of 2.5% in 2012. READ MORE

Rep. Woodall: No. 1 Job Is to Serve

March 21, 2012
CUs can give entrepreneurs the tools they need to succeed if they can make more business loans, legislator says. READ MORE

Small CU Roundtable Highlights Shared Resources

March 20, 2012
NCUA addresses Small CU Roundtable on partnerships and training resources. READ MORE

Which Picture Will CUs Paint?

March 20, 2012
What will the CU movement look like in 2034—the centennial of the first federally chartered credit union? READ MORE

Amplify the CU Voice

March 20, 2012
Mike Mercer prepares to fill outgoing CUNA Chairman Harriet May’s petite shoes. READ MORE

Cordray: Guide & Support Us

March 20, 2012
"We want all financial institutions—all of your competitors—to be held to the same kind of accountability that credit unions face every day." READ MORE

Expect Continued Legislative Gridlock

March 19, 2012
Little legislative progress took place in 2011—and in 2012, the gridlock could be even worse. READ MORE

Take a Legislative Look Ahead

March 19, 2012
CUNA will continue to drive home the message that CUs' tax-exempt status is a result of their not-for-profit cooperative structure and their special mission to serve consumers. READ MORE

Cooperative Financial Leadership in the Lone Star State

March 15, 2012
Texas Trust CU has earned a reputation as a dedicated community partner. 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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