Articles Tagged with 'financial'

Desjardins Awards Celebrate Financial Education Outreach

February 13, 2013
Winners excel at financial literacy advocacy. READ MORE

Santa Cruz CCU Promotes Economic Justice

February 11, 2013
‘It is our goal that members realize their dreams for income, housing, education, and business ownership.’ READ MORE

Underbanked Consumers: The Next Frontier?

February 01, 2013
The underbanked market shows promising revenue growth. READ MORE

Counseling Helps Keep Foreclosures at Bay

January 21, 2013
Mortgage defaults are expected to remain elevated until 2016. READ MORE

Learn From Google Trends Data

January 14, 2013
What can Google Trends data tell credit unions about the financial services industry? READ MORE

Servicemember Foreclosure Protections Expand in 2013

January 07, 2013
The SCRA provides a wide range of protections for those entering the military, called to active duty, or already deployed. READ MORE

How to Navigate 2013

December 26, 2012
Not everyone sees economic gloom and doom on the horizon. READ MORE

Employee Fraud: Prevent the Inside Job

December 18, 2012
Employee theft causes more business bankruptcies than any other type of crime. READ MORE

CUs Talk Tech Priorities for 2013

November 19, 2012
“Mobile” is a key theme in the conversation, along with meeting member needs. READ MORE

Consumers Must Speak Up to Support CUs

November 09, 2012
CUs will be challenged to show everyone that assaulting the CU tax exemption won’t be worth it. 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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