Compliance

‘Know Before You Owe’ Continues to Evolve

October 01, 2012
CFPB’s “Know Before You Owe” project is an effort to combine the early disclosures required by TIL and RESPA into one document. READ MORE

Remittance Transfers: What Has Changed Since February?

September 20, 2012
Prepare now for the regulation, which goes into effect Feb. 7, 2013. READ MORE

SAFE Act Audit Deadline Approaching

September 18, 2012
The SAFE Act requires that credit unions subject to the Act’s requirements conduct an annual independent test. READ MORE

Problems With BSA E-Filing?

September 01, 2012
FinCEN mandated the electronic filing of Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) reports beginning July 1, 2012. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: An Adverse Action Notice

September 01, 2012
Learn more about adverse action notices. READ MORE

FFIEC: Consider Risks of Outsourced Cloud Computing

September 01, 2012
Outsourcing to a cloud service provider offers potential benefits such as cost reduction, flexibility, and speed. READ MORE

Q&A Compliance: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

August 13, 2012
This protection applies during active duty, which begins on the date service begins and ends when an individual is “separated” from military service. READ MORE

Align Marketing and Compliance

August 02, 2012
Well-intentioned marketers sometimes make mistakes that can have drastic consequences. READ MORE

Take a Proactive Approach to ID Theft

August 01, 2012
‘Our objective is to protect families from this potentially devastating crime.’ READ MORE

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TILA-RESPA Disclosure Implementation

Have you begun to look over the new requirements for the TILA-RESPA integrated disclosure rule? If not, don’t worry to much, yet. This rule was finalized and released in November 2013. This rule becomes effective on August 1, 2015. While there is some time before the effective date, I would not recommend waiting until next […]

Navigating the Muddy Waters of Flood Insurance Reform

One of the things PolicyWorks continues to assist our credit union clients with is wading through the deep waters of mortgage regulation. As CFPB Director Richard Cordray has acknowledged, many of the business practices implemented by the January 2014 mortgage rules have long been standards credit unions have adhered to. However, a tidal wave of […]

How to Write an Effective #CommentLetter

One of my favorite things about being a part of the credit union movement is the cooperative spirit; how everyone has a voice and a chance to be heard.  A great example of this is the comment letter – whenever an agency (such as NCUA, NACHA, CFPB, etc.) issues a proposed rule, they open the […]
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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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