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Community CU Award Winners Provide Shining Example

October 11, 2013
Four CUs take top honors in annual competition. READ MORE

CUNA's Membership Benefits Award Honors CUs That Best Beat the Banks

February 25, 2013
The top three performers in each asset category were United Health Credit Union, Burlingame, Calif.; Boston Firefighters Credit Union, Dorchester, Mass.; and Melrose Credit Union, Briarwood, N.Y. READ MORE

Maxwell, Herring Winners Reflect CU Principles

February 13, 2013
Host of innovative initiatives demonstrate CUs’ dedication to social responsibility. READ MORE

Have Forward-thinking Business Plans

February 07, 2013
Dakotaland Federal CU was among four CUs awarded in 2012 by CUNA. READ MORE

Successful Community CUs Must 'Be Involved'

February 07, 2013
Get involved and make connections. READ MORE

Meet the 2013 Wegner Award Recipients

February 01, 2013
The Wegner Awards are named in honor of late CUNA CEO Herb Wegner. READ MORE

Community CU Award Winners Embody Ideals of the Movement

October 29, 2012
Taking top honors were First Community CU, 1st MidAmerica CU, Gulf Coast Community FCU, and Dakotaland FCU, Huron, S.D. READ MORE

Training Links People, Passion, and Proficiency

September 01, 2012
Management, staff, and volunteers will find opportunities for training and participation in this lineup of current CUNA offerings. READ MORE

Herring Winners Dedicated to Education

March 15, 2012
This year’s Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service award winners have demonstrated a dedication to improving members’ financial health. READ MORE

Less Money, More Social Media Access

December 01, 2011
Findings from Cisco's 2nd annual Connected World Technology Report. 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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