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The ABCs of APT

May 18, 2013
Every system on your network should act as your ‘eyes and ears.’ READ MORE

Nonresident Alien Reporting

December 21, 2012
The rule goes into effect just weeks from now, on Jan. 1, 2013. READ MORE

Internet Banking: What Do Consumers Want?

October 09, 2012
Internet banking has come a long way since first-generation solutions were introduced in the 1990s. READ MORE

The 10 Fee Commandments

September 24, 2012
CUs everywhere are looking for new sources of income. READ MORE

Insuritas Raises $10 Million in Capital

August 08, 2012
Turn-key insurance agency solution can help CUs boost noninterest income. READ MORE

Speed is the Key to Beating New Account Fraud

July 03, 2012
It takes financial institutions 151 days, on average, to detect a fraud occurrence. READ MORE

Financial Services Undergoing ‘Secular Shift’

March 01, 2012
The financial services industry is transitioning from a high-margin business to a low-margin undertaking. READ MORE

Five Things to Consider Before Moving to the Cloud

September 23, 2011
Several needs are fueling the increased interest in cloud-based computing and communications. READ MORE

Fed Establishes New Office

November 05, 2010
The office will develop and coordinate staff efforts to identify and analyze potential risks to the financial system and the broader economy. READ MORE

SHAZAM, Atris Announce FlexATM Certification

October 15, 2010
The joint participation between both organizations ensures SHAZAM participants will enjoy the customer service benefits of online processing, yet maintain familiar reconciliation procedures. 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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