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Don’t Expect ‘Dramatic’ Payments Change Soon

October 11, 2013
New payment models haven't taken hold because the technology we have today is good enough. READ MORE

Get on the Big Data Bandwagon

October 11, 2013
Take advantage of the 'great promise' big data offers. READ MORE

Community CU Award Winners Provide Shining Example

October 11, 2013
Four CUs take top honors in annual competition. READ MORE

Inner Fire Fuels Desire to Serve Others

October 02, 2013

‘When you’re hungry, nothing else matters.’

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A Beloved Rule Bender Named ‘Rokmom’

October 02, 2013
‘Credit scores don’t tell the story you need to hear.’ READ MORE

Crossing the Line to Fight the Good Fight

October 01, 2013
‘The problems in St. Louis are bigger than any rivalry between banks and CUs.’ READ MORE

Olson: Focus on Consumer Awareness

October 01, 2013
League campaign uses social networking, community events, and advertising to spread CU message. READ MORE

Card Balance Transfer Goes Mobile

October 01, 2013
A photo uploaded to the app reads the competitor's name, address, and payment amount from a statement, and transfers the sum to a Visa card issued by San Diego County CU. READ MORE

‘CU Man’ Takes Fight to Predatory Lenders

October 01, 2013
‘I’m lucky to work in an industry that embraces that special kind of crazy all CU marketers have within us.’ READ MORE

Hispanics Represent CUs’ Largest Growth Opportunity

September 27, 2013
Hispanics are the nation’s largest, fastest-growing, youngest, and most underserved ethnic group. 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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