Articles Tagged with 'unions'

Jumiya: There's a Direct Link Between Health and Finances

April 08, 2014
When people are healthy, they’re less likely to have delinquencies, defaults, or bankruptcies. READ MORE

A Fierce Collaborator

April 06, 2014
League leader works tirelessly for small CUs. READ MORE

A Fighter for Small CUs

April 01, 2014
‘We have to keep up the fight.’ READ MORE

Be in the Game!

March 12, 2014
Don’t hide on the sidelines or allow other providers to muscle you out of the way. READ MORE

CUs Benefit All Consumers

March 06, 2014
American consumers benefit to the tune of $8.5 billion due to CUs' presence in the marketplace. READ MORE

Small CUs Share Strategies for Success

February 25, 2014
Session addresses lending strategies, expense control, and compliance issues. READ MORE

VIDEO: Create a Connection in Congress: Seven Steps

February 25, 2014
Make a big impact on legislators during Hill visits. READ MORE

Commit to Your Community

February 24, 2014
Board chair shares stories about the CU difference. READ MORE

'Never Been More Optimistic'

February 24, 2014
Cheney welcomes more than 4,400 attendees to the GAC. READ MORE

A Golden Opportunity Awaits

February 23, 2014
Our mission is the financial empowerment of members. 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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