Articles Tagged with 'financial literacy'

Nine Tips for Totally Rad Youth Programs

April 24, 2014
Educating youth in area schools is one way to fulfill the CU mission. READ MORE

Four Steps to a Successful Financial Education Program

April 23, 2014
SPOILER: ‘You get more hugs and people love your CU.’ READ MORE

Young Professional Lives Out Her Passion for Lifelong Learning

October 07, 2013
'From the time children receive their first payment from the tooth fairy, proper money management is a lifelong skill.' READ MORE

Protect Your Members

April 09, 2013
CUNA offers the following resources to help CUs educate members about the different security threats they often face. READ MORE

Herring Winners Dedicated to Education

March 15, 2012
This year’s Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service award winners have demonstrated a dedication to improving members’ financial health. READ MORE

Students Experience Real-World Personal Finance

November 06, 2011
During a Mad City Money simulation, students took on the roles of adults—with jobs, incomes, families, and expenses. READ MORE

Directors Go Back to School

November 01, 2011
NCUA’s financial literacy requirements are pushing credit union directors to combine the will to offer volunteer leadership with the skills required to assess financial performance. 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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