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Filene Report Shows Increased Debit Card Use

October 22, 2010
Plastic cards tie consumers to their financial institutions. This is good news if your credit union offers debit and credit cards. READ MORE

Cheney Shares ICU Day Message

October 21, 2010
This year's theme of “Local, trusted, serving you” perfectly captures what makes CUs so appealing to consumers across the nation and around the globe. READ MORE

The First Credit Union Day

October 21, 2010
On Jan. 17, 1927, the Credit Union League of Massachusetts celebrated the first official holiday for credit union members and workers. READ MORE

Create a Unique Value Proposition

October 18, 2010
Kim Sponem's leadership sabbatical in Australia unearthed lessons U.S. CUs can apply. READ MORE

Used-Auto Loans Fuel Growth

October 05, 2010
Used-auto loans grew 1%, followed by unsecured personal loans and credit card loans. READ MORE

Do You Offer Financial Education for the Right Reasons?

October 04, 2010
Financial education often fails to reach members who need it most. READ MORE

From Dairyland to Down Under

October 02, 2010
A Wisconsin CU CEO on sabbatical in Australia finds clues for dealing with challenges facing U.S. CUs. READ MORE

Reg Z and the CARD Act

September 29, 2010
Sometimes, a literal reading of a particular Regulation Z provision doesn't disclose the full intent or meaning. READ MORE

More Details Emerge on Corporate CU Plan

September 28, 2010
NCUA will establish 'bridge corporates' to ensure the important services by the five conserved corporates to natural person credit unions regarding payments and settlement aren't disrupted. READ MORE

Loyal Members: A Bushel at a Time

September 06, 2010
Today's 90 mil­lion CU members have 19 million children under 18. The best way to get loyal young members is through their parents. 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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