When it comes to motivating employees to perform better or go the extra mile it’s intrinsic motivators rather than extrinsic motivators that deliver better results. In other words, employee recognition (intrinsic motivation) will deliver better results than perks, promotion and pay (extrinsic motivation). “Humans aren’t horses” Dan Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates […]
It is a sad truth that over half of UK employees feel undervalued at work and 38% are actively looking for a new job right now. Employee recognition is a fundamental tool when organisations are looking to attract and retain top talent. It fosters great relationships in the workplace and thereby reduces attrition, improves productivity […]
“Actively disengaged” employees — defined as those who are not only unhappy, but also act out their unhappiness by undermining what their engaged co-workers accomplish — are significantly more likely to experience physical pain and stress on any given day and have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and depression, according to research […]
The key to motivating employees is to find that thing they are looking for in their work, whether it’s flexible working, challenging projects, or financial rewards and then satisfying those needs. However, some managers inadvertently sabotage their HR’s motivational efforts, and, as a result, end up demotivating their team. Do you recognise any of these […]
Less than two in 10 (17.4 percent) of the UK workforce puts in extra effort at work, according to CEB’s quarterly Global Talent Monitor report. It also found that the level of extra ‘discretionary effort’ employees put in, such as volunteering for additional tasks, going the extra mile in terms of improving how they do […]
Ensuring managers are engaged in your recognition programme means creating the right environment for managers on the ground to give recognition easily and quickly, and as a result you’ll have a more engaged, productive and loyal workforce. There are two key components HR professionals need to put in place to ensure managers are engaged in […]
As a manager your role is to encourage employees to be loyal to you and the organisation, so here are some ideas on how to increase employee loyalty.
To get the best out of your staff it’s vital to recognise and reward them, but many HR professionals are facing some key challenges when it comes to delivering effective incentive and reward programmes, according to research from Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services. They commissioned an independent survey amongst HR managers in both medium (250 […]
10 employee engagement ideas to help you create a more positive working environment, empower your employees, and improve motivation and performance.
To help you determine if an incentive programme is right for your business here are five reasons why you might want to use employee incentives.