Articles Tagged with 'security'

Biometrics Catalyze CES Conversation

April 01, 2014
Security tool must augment security, enhance convenience and efficiency, and minimize liability. READ MORE

Safety in Patterns

February 21, 2014
Biometrics delivers on two critical consumer expectations: convenience and security. READ MORE

Three Fundamentals of Data Security

February 17, 2014
‘Transform staff from your biggest security weakness to your biggest security strength.’ READ MORE

Four Security Predictions for 2014

February 11, 2014
Plan for increased 'hactivism.' READ MORE

Fraud and Security: Come Out Fighting!

February 10, 2014
Expect security concerns to expand beyond IT to the board level. READ MORE

How Will the Target Data Breach Play Out?

February 06, 2014
‘Everyone is looking for the silver bullet fix.’ READ MORE

Keep Mobile Fraudsters at Bay

February 06, 2014
The ubiquity of mobile devices has created three primary security concerns. READ MORE

Security vs. Productivity

January 29, 2014
Employees hate the extra burdens, but the need to protect your credit union from risk has never been greater. READ MORE

Shaping CU Technology: The Big Five

January 29, 2014
Technology innovation will continue at a brisk pace, particularly in these five areas. READ MORE

Keep Member Data Safe

December 23, 2013
Four steps to protect sensitive member data. 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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