Real-life advice from a real-life recruiter

Did you know that motivation in the workplace not only improves productivity and performance levels, but it also means employees will feel happier in the workplace? –Ultimately improving retention and the performance of your employee.

OF COURSE YOU DO! And if you read last week’s blog, you know the importance of having an engaged employee and the costs of them not being engaged.

Today’s Blog will point out a few ways that you could possibly be demotivating your employee’s.

No vision:

If your brand has no vision, how can you expect your employee to have one too? A great way to motivate your employees is to include them in the vision of your brand. This way it boosts motivation and demonstrates you truly care about your team.

You never speak face to face:

Though email is effective, giving your employees enough face-to-face time individually dramatically improves their feelings off being connected to your business and to leaders. Instead of sending that email, think about walking over to your employee and relaying the message.

Dismissed ideas:

It is important to really listen to your colleagues and consider their ideas because there is nothing more de-motivating than having your fresh ideas dismissed immediately. Being shot down by your colleagues or managers can take its toll on confidence and with a lack of confidence often comes lack of motivation. So even if your employees’ ideas are completely different from yours, consider giving them a chance.

There’s no chance for development:

Something that many companies often find motivates their employees is the opportunity for growth within the company. It doesn’t have to be a huge promotion but can be as simple as inviting a speaker in for trainings for them to learn new things. This demonstrates to employees you appreciate their dedication and the employees’ feel developed.

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or loose.”

-Lyndon B Johnson

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