4 things good employees want to hear

first_imgIf you want to have a healthy relationship with your team, there’s a few words they would enjoy hearing you say. Employee satisfaction isn’t always based on a paycheck. Here are four things you can say to make your employees feel like they matter.Here’s the plan: From the minute someone starts working for you, they want to feel trusted. If new plans or changes are put in motion, your employees want to be informed about them as soon as possible. When you share new information with your employees, they’ll appreciate being looped in. Feeling “in the dark” can lead to feelings of frustration and confusion.Help me out: No one can do everything on their own. One great way to gain respect from an employee is to ask them for help. Just because you’re the boss, doesn’t mean that you don’t need assistance from time to time. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness. In fact, by reaching out to an employee with a specialized skillset, you’ll appear wise and intelligent.Thank you: It may seem too easy, but saying thanks every now and then really is the ticket to making your employees feel needed. When you let your staff know that you appreciate their help, they’ll feel that you understand the value that they bring to the company. Be specific so they know that you’ve noticed all of their hard work.Let’s talk about your future: Not only do your employees want to feel valued in their current position, but they want to feel like they have a future at your company. If you have long-term plans for your best employees, talk to them about it. When you have an awesome staff in place, you’ll want to keep them around for the long haul. 138SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Dutch schemes must increase transparency on appointments, outsourcing

first_imgThe researchers noted that schemes have already applied a large number of the norms, including providing insight into costs, policy choices, risk management and board performance.However, pension funds hardly gave information on agreements with providers, remuneration policy or arrangements for whisteblowers, they said. The same went for the regular evaluation of actuary and accountant.Ecorys also found that the most annual reports were also not clear about the procedure for the appointment of trustees and members of the supervisory board, and lacked clarity about the role of the scheme’s board and other organs within the pension fund for appointments.In the opinion of the monitoring committee, most pension funds were inadequate in indicating the current diversity of representation, or how they intended to improve any imbalance.The researchers further noted that many pension funds failed to provide a clear definition of some standards, and also recommended including reports of, for example, their accountability organ and their compliance officer in their annual report.The code is meant to improve governance, and has legal been underpinned by legislation since 1 July 2014.The code has succeeded the principles for proper pension fund governance, which were formulated by the StAr in 2005.For more on pensions in the Netherlands, see the upcoming March issue of IPE Pension funds must provide more information about outsourcing and procedures for appointments in their annual report, the monitoring committee for the code for pension funds has indicated.In its first evaluation of the application of the code, which came into force in 2014 after a joint effort by the Pension Federation and the Labour Foundation (StAr), the committee also suggested that schemes should give more clarity on subjects such as the suitability of board members and diversity of representation.The committee has drawn its conclusions on the findings of research bureau Ecorys, which had checked 222 annual reports over 2013 for 34 of the 83 standards of the protocol.The committee’s zero measurement focused on whether and how pension funds are dealing with the themes, it said.last_img read more