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 […]

Trained to motivate – how to get the best out of hotel staff

John Sylvester talks to about the importance of training and motivating staff and how rewards can help you get the best out of them… Maximising staff performance and ensuring employees are able to develop the skills and knowledge to deliver good customer service is essential for the hotel industry. With consumer budgets remaining strained, […]

Should long service awards be renamed ‘lethargy of service’ awards?

Are rewards for length of service actually valued by those who receive the reward or are they seen as a reward for those who are a just filling a seat, and who should be moving on to allow for new energy to join the business? John Sylvester talks to HR magazine about the need to […]