Articles Tagged with 'financial'

Regulatory ‘Pendulum’ Will Continue to Swing

July 27, 2012
Both regulated and regulator agree the right balance can be difficult to find. READ MORE

King: CUs Are No Longer a Place

July 19, 2012
Those not prepared for the move to mobile won’t have a future. READ MORE

Youth Step Up to Saving Challenge

July 18, 2012
Young CU members deposited $21.3 million during CUNA’s National Youth Saving Challenge. READ MORE

Mobile Services: ‘An App is not a Strategy’

June 27, 2012
The popularity of mobile devices has prompted a flurry of spending and invention—some of wise and well-timed, much of it not. READ MORE

Cheney: Look to the Future With a Common Purpose

June 19, 2012
Don’t let others define what CUs are and what they should be, CUNA's CEO urged ACUC attendees Monday. READ MORE

Five Simple Ways to Attract Hispanic Members

June 14, 2012
As the face of the American consumer changes, is your CU ready to adapt to the financial needs of these new consumers? READ MORE

A Renaissance Man

June 01, 2012
As the president/CEO at $24 million asset Connection Credit Union, Silverdale, Wash., Scott Prior enjoys the variability of daily challenges READ MORE

‘Reward Excellent Failure, Punish Mediocre Success’

May 16, 2012
CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney visits with the man Inc. magazine recently named the “Red Bull of management thinkers.” READ MORE

How Does Your Garden Grow?

May 14, 2012
Meeting members’ needs is like gardening: Each requires nurturing, patience, and persistence. READ MORE

De Dios Named Coopera CEO

May 03, 2012
CUs are the answer to connecting more Hispanics, both immigrant and U.S.-born, with the financial mainstream, she says. 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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