50SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details When you’re a leader and you’re caught up in your daily routine, it can be difficult to remember to express your gratitude to your staff. You may think to yourself how appreciative you are of them, but unless you actually show them, they may not know you are thankful. Here are five easy ideas for making sure your team knows you’re appreciative of their many efforts.Give them time offThis may seem like an obvious idea, but many companies don’t actually provide their employees with enough paid time off. You don’t have to go overboard, but allowing your staff periodic days off to regroup and relax will speak volumes. Aside from giving monetary bonuses (which is often not in the company’s budget) this is usually the next best thing. Approach an employee that has been working especially hard or has recently achieved a goal and have them pick a day they’d like to have off. They will see you’ve noticed their job performance and will be grateful that they’re being recognized.Surprise them with small rewardsWho doesn’t love a tasty treat? Small actions like bringing donuts in the morning, taking employees to lunch, or even just keeping a stocked break room will demonstrate that you are thinking of them. Good food makes people happy and it can also be a catalyst for employee camaraderie as the team enjoys a treat together.Ask for feedbackThere’s something important to be said for asking your staff for their input, not only on your performance but on the efficiency of the office as a whole. When you approach them for feedback, they will know you value their opinions and feelings. Giving them a sounding board will show them that you trust them and hold them in high regard.Plan fun team activitiesThere are so many benefits to team building exercises, whether your office is large or small. It’s promotes collaboration, allows employees to have fun together, and encourages open communication. Plan fun activities that your staff can do together outside the office. Volunteer for a local charity, attempt an escape room, take a city Segway tour, or go to a local sporting event.Be specific with praiseIt is extremely important to congratulate your team on their successes, but it is even better to point out specific achievements of certain employees. This can be done during a team meeting or communicated directly to the employee. Even if they are proud of themselves for accomplishing a goal, receiving high praise from their superior is truly invaluable.
Just one seminarian from Donegal will commence priesthood studies at Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth this year.Just one seminarian has joined to study the priesthood from Donegal this year.Yesterday Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth welcomed a total of seventeen new seminarians who have commenced their formation for the priesthood at the National Seminary.The new candidates, their families and friends were welcomed to Maynooth by the President of Saint College Maynooth, Monsignor Hugh Connolly. He said “Our thoughts and prayers accompany these seventeen men who have taken the first step along the road to ordained ministry and to placing their lives at the service of Christ and of His people. This formation year will coincide with a Year of Mercy which will be celebrated throughout the world by the universal Church.“When our Holy Father announced this he said, ‘I am convinced that the whole church – has much need to receive mercy because we are all sinners and will find in this jubilee the joy to rediscover and render fruitful the mercy of God, with which we are all called to give consolation to every man and woman of our time. The call of Jesus pushes each of us to never stop at the surface of things, especially when we are dealing with a person, because we are called to look beyond, to focus on the heart to see of how much generosity everyone is capable. No one can be excluded from the mercy of God.’”Monsignor Connolly concluded, “It is my wish that the year ahead will be a year of mercy and of grace for each one of us here in our seminary community. May we never stop at the ‘surface of things’ but rather push on to discover the presence of Christ in our community and in every person with whom we are called to minister and to share our lives. Let us pray that others will hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and that they may also consider a vocation to the priesthood.”At the end of September the total number of resident seminarians in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, will be approximately sixty. A further twenty or so non-resident seminarians are also pursuing their academic studies in the College, together with some postgraduate priests and several hundred lay students. A breakdown for 2015, by diocese, of the seventeen first year seminarians is as follows:– Armagh 1– Cork & Ross 1– Derry 1*– Down & Connor 3* – Dublin 3– Galway 1– Kerry 1– Killaloe 2 – Ossory 1– Raphoe 1– Tuam 1– Waterford & Lismore 1* These students will continue their academic studies in Belfast after one month of formation work in Maynooth.Over the past three years the number of new seminarians beginning their studies in Maynooth has been: fourteen in 2014; twenty in 2013; and, twelve in 2012.JUST ONE APPLICANT FROM DONEGAL TO STUDY FOR PRIESTHOOD was last modified: August 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalprieshoodseminarian