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Enhance Direct Mail with QR Codes

February 13, 2012
While use of QR codes is picking up steam, there remains untapped potential as well as errors in how they’re being used. READ MORE

Eight CUs Will Introduce Coopera Card

February 02, 2012
Card will help CUs ease Hispanic consumers’ entry into the financial mainstream. READ MORE

NCUA Posts List of Regs to Review

January 30, 2012
Under review in 2012 are rules governing bylaws, fields of membership, fixed asset ownership, mergers, corporate credit unions, and more. READ MORE

‘Yes’ Approach Leads to More Loans

January 26, 2012
CU introduced loans that are small in size but helped a lot of people. READ MORE

Maximize Existing Relationships with Cross-Selling

January 24, 2012
Identify current members’ needs and match them to individual credit risk and affordability measures. READ MORE

To Spur Loan Growth, Learn From the Past

January 24, 2012
There’s an upside to the economic down cycle: A wealth of information on bad accounts. READ MORE

CUNA Urges CFPB to Provide Reg Relief

January 23, 2012
CUNA cites need to address a number of issues, including ATM disclosures and HMDA triggers. READ MORE

Shell-Shocked Housing Market May Yield CU Opportunities

January 12, 2012
CUs have burnished their credentials among consumers while the reputation of brokers and bankers has languished. READ MORE

First Federal Bank of Florida Acquires QR Lending

January 12, 2012
Organization will continue to provide community financial institutions with a full range of residential mortgage services. READ MORE

Rates & Ratios: CU Loans Stagnate During November

January 11, 2012
Total CU savings increased 0.2% in November, compared to a 0.1% decrease in October. 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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