Articles Tagged with 'financial'

CUNA Honors Financial Education Leaders

November 20, 2013
Winners are a testament to CUs’ commitment to provide financial literacy. READ MORE

A Heart for Service

October 02, 2013
‘We’ve created an interdependency between the CU and community stakeholders.’ READ MORE

CO-OP Financial Services Awards 16 Scholarships for Community CU & Growth Conference

October 02, 2013
Attendees will create ready-to-implement action plans to help their CUs reach their full potential. READ MORE

Scenes from the CUNA Technology/Operations Council Conference

September 24, 2013
Conference features seven-minute ‘speed rounds’ highlighting tech innovations. READ MORE

Compete on Experience, Not Price

September 19, 2013
Have a clear member interaction process. READ MORE

Strong Membership Growth Continues at CUs

June 21, 2013
Momentum from Bank Transfer Day continues. READ MORE

Prepare for the ‘Tidal Shift’ Shaping Financial Services

June 13, 2013
Mobile services, hybrid cards help lenders serve underbanked consumers. READ MORE

Look into the Future of Finance

May 25, 2013
Check out the latest advancements from the financial service industry’s technology leaders. READ MORE

The ABCs of APT

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