Articles Tagged with 'media'

Gen Y: ‘Go Where They Are’

November 21, 2011
Generation Y wants to bank on its own terms, says Public Service CU's Andre Iervolino. READ MORE

Five Steps for Effective Social Media Marketing

October 16, 2011
A well-developed social media strategy can provide the framework for logistical workflow, keeping financial institutions focused and helping them achieve their objectives. READ MORE

The State of Social Media

June 01, 2011
CUs that report the most success with social media programs have put in the most work—time, resources, and attention. READ MORE

Seven Questions to Ask Before Developing a Social Media Policy

May 13, 2011
Approach social media using an organized and planned approach, consistent with the organization's mission, strategy, and values. READ MORE

Connect With Members Online

May 01, 2011
Connecting with people online isn't about hyping your CU's rates, it's about conversing with members. READ MORE

Let’s Agree to Agree

March 02, 2011
Progressive Arianna Huffington and conservative Mary Matalin find common politcal ground. READ MORE

Social Media Growth

March 01, 2011
Companies see success using social media tools, social buying sites catching on, and communication tips for innovation work groups. READ MORE

Develop an Effective Social Media Policy

February 14, 2011
Thoroughly evaluate four areas of potential risk before engaging in social media. READ MORE

Social Media Compliance: Nine Questions

January 24, 2011
As with other member communications, take proper compliance precautions with your social media efforts. READ MORE

Stuck at '12:00?'

December 27, 2010
Participating in social media is risky but necessary. 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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