Show Your Employees Your Appreciation

Valued employees are valuable employees. Showing your people that they are valued and appreciated can have a major impact on your business, and they are likely to respond with loyalty and higher productivity. When it comes to retaining your best employees, more money isn’t always the answer. No-one objects to a bonus or an extra […]

Creating an engaged workforce.

Tips to make it happen When your staff are engaged in the workplace they are happy – and equally as importantly, they are productive and motivated to perform.  There is robust data supporting the business benefits of fostering engagement amongst the workforce in small and large business.  It pays to make it a priority.  Gallup […]

Recognise all great contribution

Don’t let a single opportunity for celebration or recognition go unheeded. Achieving goals, completing an induction or training program, assisting a colleague to complete a project on time all deserve a degree of appreciation as they all add value to your business. Formal recognition has long been well understood by business leaders. Top performers are […]

Myths about employee engagement – numbers 1 to 3

“Slipshod assistance, foolish inattention, dowdy indifference, and half-hearted work seem to be the rule; and no man succeeds, unless by hook or crook or threat he forces or bribes other men to assist him.” ~ Elbert Hubbard, A Message to Garcia, 1899. In many businesses today, managers are still living by this philosophy, or something […]

Don’t forget your backroom heroes

The subject of staff commissions and bonuses can be a sensitive topic of conversation in any organisation. Most companies pay their sales staff a commission based on performance. After all, these frontline staff are often seen as the lifeblood of a company. But what about your forgotten heroes working behind the scenes, beavering away day […]

Tips for effective employee recognition

Giving recognition and positive feedback sounds easy, and it should be, but it is amazing how many times it is not done well. With a little careful thought it should deliver great results and help improve discretionary effort. Here are some tips on how to maximise recognition. First of all, put yourself in the shoes […]

The Importance of Recognition

The importance of employee recognition in today’s modern workplace has been proven in numerous studies. Employee recognition has evolved, and gone are the days of “reward and recognition” where “you do this, you get that.” It has also evolved beyond focusing on tenure of service and recognising people who meet employment milestones, although there is […]

Are your values working for your business?

I am impressed when I visit a company and they have their values, and often vision statements, proudly displayed in reception. What is less impressive is that when asked about them, many employees do not know what these values are, and more importantly what they really stand for. In one recent visit to a prospective […]

The Christmas Bonus: How to effectively reward your employees

If you are one of those managers attempting to determine what to do about Christmas bonuses this year, hold your thoughts. Although the Christmas bonus is no longer the “norm,” it is still used in many organisations as a means of rewarding staff loyalty and productivity. When it comes to end of year gifts, whether […]

Engagement is not just for Christmas

For some companies the Christmas period brings collaboration and forward planning, for others it’s a time of skeleton staff and lapsed productivity. What separates the two is their approach to employee engagement, particularly over the festive period. By and large, thought leading executives are realising that annual bonuses don’t really work. Cash incentives do little […]

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