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Morrow Honored as 2013 CU Hero of the Year

July 01, 2013
Morrow lauded as a ‘mission-driven advocate for consumers and CUs.' READ MORE

Emerging Financial Markets Are Opportunities for CUs

July 01, 2013
ACUC workshop explores tools and partnerships to serve underserved/underbanked markets. READ MORE

HGTV Host a Public Relations Bonanza for Michigan CU

June 19, 2013
‘We’re big into mortgages and Carter’s big into homes.’ READ MORE

Special Report: Eighth Annual Underbanked Financial Services Forum

June 10, 2013
‘Our focus is on the consumer’s need to borrow, spend, save, and plan better.’ READ MORE

High-Yield Checking Alive and Well

June 10, 2013
The average APY for high-yield checking accounts is 1.64%, survey says. READ MORE

Report: Older Americans Running Up Credit Card Debt

June 10, 2013
One-fourth of older households have taken on credit card debt to help other family members. READ MORE

The Return of the Borrower

June 07, 2013
Expect CU loan balances grow 5% to 6% in 2013—and even faster in 2014. READ MORE

Delivering Substance on Regulatory Relief

June 06, 2013
When it comes to regulatory relief, CUs deliver substance with the rhetoric. READ MORE

Are Leaders Born or Made?

June 03, 2013
‘Some people are born leaders, but they still have to develop skills.’ READ MORE

Tell, Don't Sell

May 27, 2013
'Fees' not necessarily a four-letter word when linked with member-friendly services. 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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