Articles Tagged with 'financial'

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

Are You Selling Products—Or Helping Members Achieve Their Goals?

May 14, 2013
Plumbing experiment shows the value of trusted advice. READ MORE

Student Loans: Understand the Financial Aid Timeline

May 09, 2013
Market your private student loan program early; preferably in May. READ MORE

CU Offers Progression of Financial Education, Services

April 26, 2013
Young members can make real decisions—even mistakes—while the stakes are low and supervision is high. READ MORE

Reach and Teach Youth

April 24, 2013
Just because young consumers aren’t profitable today doesn’t mean they won’t be tomorrow. READ MORE

Why You Shouldn’t Take Financial Advice from Justin Bieber

April 22, 2013
Many CUs use prepaid cards as a transition to mainstream products. READ MORE

Communication Key in Controlling Expenses

April 17, 2013
This runs counter to the stereotype of the CFO who hides in an office, emerging only to growl at co-workers who seek to spend money in unexpected ways. READ MORE

Service is the Problem; Technology is the Answer

March 14, 2013
Members will leave when it becomes more difficult to do business with you than to move their accounts. READ MORE

Money Rules

February 26, 2013
Financial education works, says personal finance guru. 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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