Articles Tagged with 'financial'

CUs on the Rise

March 20, 2012
An impressive 80% of consumers put CUs in a favorable light, a CUNA voter survey shows. READ MORE

Rice: Reaffirm Our Principles

March 19, 2012
Will the U.S. remain the world’s leader—or will another power such as China take our place on the global stage? READ MORE

Cheney Welcomes GAC Attendees

March 18, 2012
We have clear opportunities to advance the CU agenda and ensure our message rises above that of the bankers. READ MORE

Columbia CU Makes Life Better Through Learning

March 16, 2012
'Members are amazed their CU would help them with their finances instead of trying to sell them a loan.' READ MORE

Cooperative Financial Leadership in the Lone Star State

March 15, 2012
Texas Trust CU has earned a reputation as a dedicated community partner. READ MORE

‘Lost Generation’ Faces New Obstacles

March 08, 2012
CUs can reach young adults by emphasizing their strengths: Financial stability and reasonable rates and fees. READ MORE

Boulder Valley CU Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

March 06, 2012
The award recognizes Boulder Valley CU’s philosophical commitment to supplementing classroom education with hands-on learning. READ MORE

Financial Services Undergoing ‘Secular Shift’

March 01, 2012
The financial services industry is transitioning from a high-margin business to a low-margin undertaking. READ MORE

Digital Shift Continues in Financial Services

February 28, 2012
Consumers are gravitating more toward online and mobile channels for daily financial management, and they’re showing a strong interest in tablet banking services. READ MORE

The True Cost of Poor Workforce Utilization

February 10, 2012
Relying too heavily on tellers to perform administrative tasks can reduce their productivity in other important measures. 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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