Articles Tagged with 'households'

Report: Older Americans Running Up Credit Card Debt

June 10, 2013
One-fourth of older households have taken on credit card debt to help other family members. READ MORE

One of Five Households Has Student Loan Debt

April 08, 2013
Average outstanding student loan balance approaching $30,000. READ MORE

Meet the Needs of Evolving Member Households

March 21, 2013
Statistics outlined in a new U.S. Census report have far-reaching implications for CU membership growth and marketing strategies. READ MORE

Americans Becoming ‘Payment Omnivores’

January 28, 2013
Key drivers for mobile bill payments include time savings, anytime access, and convenience. READ MORE

Census: U.S. Households Older, More Diverse

January 03, 2013
The share of U.S. households headed by a white non-Hispanic adult fell to 69% in 2012, down from 75% in 2000. READ MORE

Demographic Shifts Provide Challenges, Opportunities

September 18, 2012
While the U.S. established its reputation as a melting pot centuries ago, we're more diverse today than ever before. READ MORE

Service Without Reservation

July 02, 2012
How might your CU create superior member service interactions that ensure loyalty and promote member growth? READ MORE

Six Principles of Hispanic Community Engagement

June 17, 2012
The Hispanic population has grown from 14.6 million in 1980 to 50.4 million in 2010. READ MORE

Consumers Continue to Feel Sting of Recession

November 25, 2011
Only 19% of consumers report improved finances, while nearly 40% report declining financial conditions compared to last year. READ MORE

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

November 20, 2011
Financial trends reveal neighborhood changes with increased income disparity and new family lifestyle choices. 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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