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The Pros and Cons of Supplemental Capital

June 21, 2011
Supplemental capital, while a valuable tool, isn't a silver bullet, says CUNA Mutual's John Lass. READ MORE

Mobile Devices Raise Security Concerns

June 16, 2011
Pressure to provide choice within company technology policies is increasing. READ MORE

Defend Your Executive Pay Practices

June 01, 2011
New regulatory requirements will increase scrutiny on boards' executive compensation decisions. READ MORE

Develop 'Flash Foresight'

May 04, 2011
Four principles can lead to flash foresight results. READ MORE

Compliance Matters: Director Responsibilities

April 14, 2011
New regulations on board responsibilities and the latest on temporary unlimited insurance coverage. READ MORE

ALM for Directors: Presenting Complicated Information

April 01, 2011
Present ALM information concisely, and focus on the reporting of interest-rate risk. READ MORE

Show Your Policies Some Love

February 21, 2011
Valentine's Day has come and gone, but you still need to give your policies some love and be faithful to policy maintenance and upkeep. READ MORE

Ask Questions About Your D&O Coverage

January 31, 2011
Federal credit union directors face redefined fiduciary duties and additional indemnification limitations. READ MORE

NCUA Rule Requires Board Financial Literacy

January 01, 2011
The NCUA Board approved a final rule clarifying credit union directors’ fiduciary duties and providing additional provisions for insured credit union conversions and mergers. READ MORE

Rely on Valid Compensation Survey Data

December 09, 2010
Board compensation decisions will continue to be a point of emphasis in today’s regulatory 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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