Articles Tagged with 'compliance'

Compliance Matters

January 01, 2012
CFPB update, remittance transfers, HUD proposed discrimination standards, and private education loans. READ MORE

Ten Steps for Strong Policies

December 09, 2011
Strong policies and procedures are like life preservers for CUs: Stick by them and you’ll stay afloat. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: NMLS Requirements

December 01, 2011
Are individuals engaged in mortgage loan modifications required to register on the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry? READ MORE

Stay On Track With Policy Updates

November 22, 2011
As this year winds down and we consider all the regulatory changes that have occurred, it’s important to reflect on one issue that might not always have been front and center: your credit union’s policies and procedures.  READ MORE

CUs in the Post-Durbin World

November 19, 2011
With smart planning and strategic investments, CUs can make the most of this regulatory environment. READ MORE

Debit Card Interchange FAQs

November 14, 2011
The Federal Reserve released a compliance guide that includes FAQs about the Electronic Fund Transfer Act. READ MORE

Get Ready for a Compliance Deluge

November 09, 2011
The pace, complexity, and timing of today's regulatory changes are unprecedented, requiring CUs to rethink how they do business. READ MORE

What Is Adverse Action?

October 15, 2011
The Dodd-Frank Act amended FCRA to require CUs to disclose that a credit score was used in taking any adverse employment action. READ MORE

Examiners To Disclose CAMEL Ratings

October 01, 2011
NCUA has instructed examiners to begin sharing CAMEL ratings with federally-insured, state-chartered credit unions during all on-site insurance reviews and supervision contacts. READ MORE

Interchange Fees and Routing

September 25, 2011
The Dodd-Frank Act amended the Electronic Fund Transfer Act by adding Section 920 regarding interchange transaction fees and rules for debit card transactions. 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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