Articles Tagged with 'literacy'

Create Awareness of Your CU

April 14, 2014
‘We are not the best at creating awareness about who we are and what we do.’ READ MORE

What’s Your Financial Literacy Story?

April 03, 2014
Break out the #FinancialLiteracyMonth hashtag and tell us how you’re helping members. READ MORE

CUNA Honors Financial Education Leaders

November 20, 2013
Winners are a testament to CUs’ commitment to provide financial literacy. READ MORE

Teach Early and Often

April 01, 2013
Redwood CU retains 80% of its young members after they leave for college. READ MORE

The Teller Who Rose to the Top

February 18, 2013
Anabela Pereira was a 19-year-old teller when she first started working at Pioneer Valley CU. READ MORE

CU Takes Financial Education to the Big Screen

December 17, 2012
“Carter’s Fun Facts About Money” are filmed on location in the communities the CU serves. READ MORE

Online Resources Create Board Leaders

October 14, 2012
Advances in technology make it easier for board members to become the expert leaders their CUs need them to be. 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

Profile: Angela Weekley

April 17, 2012
Establishing personal connections and relationships is crucial when working with nontraditional communities. 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

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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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