Articles Tagged with 'small'

CU Small Biz Lending Bill is 'Talk of the Town'

March 20, 2012
Legislator encourages CUs to call on representatives to support member-business lending bill. READ MORE

Most Business Owners Optimistic About 2012

January 12, 2012
Only 20% of survey respondents were pessimistic about 2012 and their 2011 business results. READ MORE

The Small Business Authority Ranked Top Nonbank SBA Lender

November 09, 2011
The Small Business Authority authorized to fund more than $130 million in guaranteed small business loans during 2011. READ MORE

Index Depicts Weak Small Business Economy

August 23, 2011
Small business economy has been extremely sluggish, according to The Small Business Authority. READ MORE

Survey: Don’t Raise Taxes to Reduce Deficit

August 21, 2011
Nearly two-thirds of small business owners believe tax increases should not be part of the federal government’s plan to reduce the deficit, according to a survey by The Small Business Authority. READ MORE

Myers Named Director of NCUA’s Office of Small CU Initiatives

May 05, 2011

Myers recently served as the interim CEO at Santa Cruz Community Credit Union.

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House Introduces MBL Bill

April 08, 2011
Reps. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) introduced the legislation, which will provide much-needed business financing at no cost to taxpayers. 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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