Articles Tagged with 'security'

A Bridge Too Far

April 30, 2012
Wise information management will lead to a clean bill of health. READ MORE

Reduce Your Data Theft Risk: Five Steps

April 09, 2012
Global Payments Inc. breach is a stark reminder of the massive risk data theft poses to consumers, financial institutions, and retailers. READ MORE

Keep Staff Workstations 'Clean'

February 27, 2012
It’s critically important to protect member data against unauthorized access, which could lead to substantial harm or serious inconvenience to members. READ MORE

Refine Collections to Reclaim Repayments

February 01, 2012
As both credit unions and members recover from the Great Recession, a thoughtful approach to strengthening collections makes it possible to find solutions for members, reclaim loan funds, and refine lending operations. READ MORE

Mobile Providers Tackle Security Concerns

November 19, 2011
Mobile security is an integral part of any security discussion. READ MORE

What You Don’t Know Really Can Hurt You

September 12, 2011
Without proper security awareness training, most front-line employees will be unaware of their surroundings and oblivious to social engineering. READ MORE

Beware the Inside Job

September 02, 2011
Core processors are well aware of the need for security against fraud and theft—whether committed by employees, members, or outside scammers. READ MORE

Re-Evaluate Authentication Systems

September 01, 2011
This summer the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) agencies issued a supplement to their 2005 guidance (“Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment”). READ MORE

Don’t Ignore Threats From Behind the Firewall

August 16, 2011
CUs are more likely to experience data breaches originating from an internal threat rather than an external source. READ MORE

Intensify Your Mobile Security Mindset

July 19, 2011
Fortify your CU against the chief dangers in mobile financial services: weak security measures and risky user behavior. 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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