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CU Members Today and Tomorrow

August 08, 2011
"If we're not growing, we're rotting," CUNA researcher says. READ MORE

Fryzel Lauds AACUC, Louisianans for their CU Contributions

August 05, 2011

CUs were made to help people, and most especially in times of hardship, NCUA Board member Micheal Fryzel told two CU groups.

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Is CU PFI Growth Sustainable?

August 01, 2011
More members consider CUs to be their primary financial institutions. But is this rise just a temporary flight to safety? READ MORE

Pay-Downs, Not Charge-Offs, Drive Lower Credit Card Balances

July 29, 2011
Average credit card debt per borrower has reached a 10-year low. READ MORE

CARD Act Holds Down Rates and Fees

July 21, 2011
Consumers are seeing fewer late fees, eradication of over-limit penalties, and minimal changes to annual fees since the CARD Act's passage. READ MORE

Taking Risks To Help Members

July 18, 2011
If we adopt a totally risk-averse position we, in effect, behave no differently than many of our for-profit competitors. READ MORE

Intent to Confuse

July 18, 2011
I tend to get suspicious when the name of a trade association doesn't accurately describe who it represents. READ MORE

Top 10 Fraud Trends

July 15, 2011
Skimming, data breaches, and social engineering are three of the biggest threats credit unions will face in 2011. READ MORE

Profile: Kimberly Woollard, Grow Financial FCU

July 15, 2011
A commitment to diversity can give CUs a competitive edge, HR executive says. READ MORE

CUs Have Large Small-Business Opportunities

June 21, 2011
Small businesses dissatisfaction with banks gives CUs a prime opportunity. 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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