Articles Tagged with 'internet'

Feel the Love

February 16, 2013
CUs make strong emotional connections with members every day. READ MORE

Next Up: The ‘Internet of Things’

February 07, 2013
The trend will enable a range of new applications and services—while raising new challenges for traditional companies. READ MORE

Shift to Mobile Requires New Approach to Lending

December 28, 2012
More consumers are defined by their connectivity, which changes how they transact financial business. READ MORE

FBI Warns of New ‘Drive-By’ Virus

September 11, 2012
“Drive-by malware” installs itself when users click on a compromised website. READ MORE

Young & Hyperconnected

July 01, 2012
The hyperconnected lifestyle of today’s teens and young adults leaves technology experts evenly split about its long-term effect, according to a Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center study. READ MORE

Mobile Lending Sparks Youth Movement

January 17, 2012
CUs that want to attract younger members must pay attention to the technology those members prefer. Increasingly, that’s the mobile channel. READ MORE

 Welcome to Web 3.0

September 26, 2011
Web 3.0 uses “semantic technology,” which combines information from many sources on the Web in real time. READ MORE

CUs Are More Tech-Savvy Than Banks

January 07, 2011
Celent report shows that banks exceeded CUs only in their use of operational CRM, customer video conferencing, and biometrics for customer identification. 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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