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Exam Problems? Know Your Rights

January 19, 2011
CUs have options when they believe an examiner has overstepped his or her authority. READ MORE

UW CU Exec Named to Fed Council

January 10, 2011

Mike Long, executive vice president/chief credit officer for UW Credit Union, Madison, Wis., was named to the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council.

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Beware the Fed’s Proposals Within Proposals

December 27, 2010
Buried within a Fed proposal regarding reverse mortgages and the right of rescission are additional disclosures for insurance products. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Open-End Loans

December 03, 2010
What's the rule for mailing statements on open-end loans without grace periods? READ MORE

Raise Gift Cards Above the Clutter

December 01, 2010
Promote gift cards to SEGs to use as bonuses or spot awards. READ MORE

Community Partners and Leaders

December 01, 2010
Get involved and understand your community values, CUs say. READ MORE

NCUA Charters Final Two Bridge Corporates

November 15, 2010
The newly created institutions will be known as Members United Bridge Corporate FCU and Southwest Bridge Corporate FCU . The first two bridge corporates created by NCUA were U.S. Central Bridge Corporate FCU and Western Bridge Corporate FCU. READ MORE

Happy ICU Day

November 01, 2010
A sampling of unique and creative International CU Day activities. READ MORE

Promoting Cross-Sector Cooperation

November 01, 2010
As cooperators, we need to do more to 'recycle' our wealth. READ MORE

New Challenges From a More Divided Congress

November 01, 2010
CUNA stands ready to advance CU issues in the new political environment. 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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