Articles Tagged with 'credit'

Student Loans: ‘What Are You Waiting For?’

November 14, 2013
Consolidating student loans can help both CUs and borrowers, but make sure members know what they may be giving up. READ MORE

CU Marketers Tackle Compliance and Other Issues

November 14, 2013
Speakers address cross-selling, compliance pitfalls. READ MORE

CUAD Rallies to Head Off County Commission Vote

November 14, 2013
Bankers continue to attack CUs on both state and national levels. READ MORE

Put Staff and Members First, Advises 'Old School' Lender

November 13, 2013
‘Never lose sight of our two most important things: employees and members.’ READ MORE

Walking the Community Development Path

November 12, 2013
Five years ago, the credit union’s leadership team took a step back, looked around, and saw their members and communities in need. READ MORE

Creating Awareness Among Regulators

November 12, 2013
Credit unions, owned by their members, are responsible for reporting to them, not the marketplace. READ MORE

Buying, Borrowing Seen as One Event

November 01, 2013
That means providing information that will help consumers as they shop for vehicles, as well as making it easy to get a loan on the spot. READ MORE

Matz: NCUA Resources to Go Where Risks Are

October 31, 2013
Video interview with the NCUA chairman addresses stress testing, corporate assessments, and more. READ MORE

Lending in 2014: What’s in Store for CUs?

October 30, 2013
The emerging opportunity: First-time home purchases by generation Y. READ MORE

Don’t Get Caught By Surprise

October 21, 2013
Surprises can be good or bad. 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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