Articles Tagged with 'gen Y'

Gen Y Redefines 'Good Member Service'

February 20, 2014
The soon-to-be powerful group demands current technology, products, and services. READ MORE

Zany Gen Y-Targeted Videos Reap Rewards

January 24, 2014
CU's video series goes viral on YouTube. READ MORE

Invest in Gen Y

January 24, 2014
Give Gen Y what it wants, especially student loans. READ MORE

Tailor Your Financial Literacy to Younger Members

October 09, 2013
These members have the ability to save and grow CUs in the future. READ MORE

Help Nonmembers Overcome Barriers

August 12, 2013
'Young nonmembers want convenience, and that means mobile banking.' READ MORE

Persistent Lack of Awareness Continues

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

Are You 'Friending' Co-Workers? Friend Wisely

July 17, 2013
Weigh the negatives before confirming a colleague’s friend request on Facebook or extending an invite to a co-worker. READ MORE

Keep Generations X, Y, and Zoomers Happy

July 07, 2013
‘We need to invest in coaching, not judging,’ advises Cheryl Cran. READ MORE

Socializing with Gen Y

March 10, 2013
Gen Yers are nothing like their predecessors. READ MORE

Less Money, More Social Media Access

December 01, 2011
Findings from Cisco's 2nd annual Connected World Technology Report. READ MORE

heroes

What's Popular

Popular Stories

Recent Discussion

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.

Your Say: Who should be Credit Union Magazine's 2014 CU Hero of the Year?

View Results Poll Archive