Articles Tagged with 'financial'

Stretch the Boundaries

September 01, 2012
Tarrant County Credit Union CEO Lily Newfarmer is a Credit Union Hero. READ MORE

CUs Snowed Under by Compliance Burden

September 01, 2012
The pace of regulatory change in the credit union movement today is unprecedented. READ MORE

Tech Trends

September 01, 2012
Make sure your CU employs technology effectively to meet member needs and remain viable. READ MORE

‘Exposure is Everything’ for Financial Success

August 29, 2012
The McNeill family of Miami is a living example of financial literacy leading to financial empowerment. READ MORE

Recruit, Retain, & Protect Employees with Voluntary Benefits

August 17, 2012
Convey the significance of voluntary benefits while educating staff on core offerings. READ MORE

Working Toward a Shared Vision

August 13, 2012
Most of us agree on the common values that bind us together as a movement: People helping people and people before profit. READ MORE

Insuritas Raises $10 Million in Capital

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

Know the Signs of Elder Financial Abuse

August 01, 2012
Financial exploitation of seniors can strip away the assets that allow this group to live without fear of financial dependence on family or government. READ MORE

Take a Proactive Approach to ID Theft

August 01, 2012
‘Our objective is to protect families from this potentially devastating crime.’ READ MORE

Key Takeaways From the America’s CU Conference

August 01, 2012
“You’re in the relationship business,” Chris Brogan told attendees during the America’s Credit Union Conference (ACUC) in San Diego. 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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