Articles Tagged with 'awareness'

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

New Alliance Provides Improved Data Security

March 05, 2014
CUNA Strategic Services adds Awareness Technologies as a strategic alliance provider. READ MORE

'Ditch Your Bank' Awareness Campaign Opens Eyes

February 12, 2014
Effort targeted members age 18 to 35 via mobile channels. READ MORE

Kansas CUs: We’ll Make Your Day

December 01, 2013
To date, Kansas credit unions have given away $45,000 through three Make a Difference events. READ MORE

Olson: Focus on Consumer Awareness

October 01, 2013
League campaign uses social networking, community events, and advertising to spread CU message. READ MORE

Persistent Lack of Awareness Continues

July 29, 2013
Nearly three-fourths of young nonmembers know little about CUs. READ MORE

Times Square Video Billboard to Promote CUs

April 12, 2013
Ad will display logo and URL for aSmarterChoice throughout the message’s duration. READ MORE

What’s in a Name?

July 12, 2012
Nearly 70% of nonmembers ages 18 to 24 are “not at all familiar” with credit unions. And nearly 80% of consumers in that age group don’t know if they’re eligible to join. READ MORE

A Solid Standing With Consumers and Congress

April 01, 2012
With a full quarter of the year under our belts, I’m more convinced than ever: Credit unions are on the rise. 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

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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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