What managers need to know about motivation

It’s a constant challenge, motivating employees. There are more books, CDs, videos, workshops, seminars and articles than you or I could ever hope to digest on how to get employees to do what their manager wants. But for most managers, it’s a puzzle that they never fully solve during their working lives. John Sylvester talks […]

Does staying in a job longer improve performance?

Every business wants to improve the performance and productivity of its employees but will you get more out of your employees if they stay in one role or should you encourage them to change roles within your organisation? On the face of it, it seems that encouraging your employees to stay in one role should […]

Guest Blog: Make sure your employees are motivated for work

Motivation of staff is possibly one of the more elusive concepts when it comes to running a business. Employee motivation is mentioned in many strategy presentations and company profiles, but achieving such motivation can be less than straightforward. However, there are a number of practical measures that can be taken to improve levels of motivation […]

Employers, don’t become one of your employees top 5 regrets in life

According to a recent article in the Guardian a palliative nurse who has counselled the dying in their last days has revealed that one of the most common regrets we have at the end of our lives is, ‘I wish I hadn’t worked so hard’. All of the men that Bronnie Ware, an Australian nurse […]

Six steps to getting an employee recognition programme started

It’s easy to get excited and rush headlong into setting up an employee recognition programme, but it’s worth taking the time to comprehensively plan your initiative before launching it. This six step getting started guide will outline how you can start out on the right path in order to create a culture of appreciation and raise […]

How to run a global recognition scheme

Recognition schemes are a great tool employers can use to reinforce their corporate values, which can easily be forgotten. For example, an employer may send a thank-you card to an employee who upholds the organisation’s aim to offer unbeatable customer service by staying late to ensure a customer order is delivered on time. Recognition schemes can also […]