Infographic: Lunchtime Ideas to Motivate Employees in the Workplace

Think lunchtimes are just for eating? Think again! Lunchtimes are also a great opportunity to motivate your employees. Encourage your people to get out and about exercising, or help them de-stress by giving a fun challenge to solve, or a new skill to learn. All great ways to stimulate staff, and keep them engaged for […]

Applying Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory to HR Responsibilities

When Abraham Maslow created his Hierarchy of Needs, he argued that humans are motivated by five essential needs: physiological, safety, social, self-esteem and self-actualisation (also known as self-fulfilment). At the bottom of the pyramid are our physiological needs such as food, water, sleep, and warmth. Safety concerns come next, and these include comfort, security, and […]

What makes a great mentor?

To be a great mentor you need to efficiently manage workloads and employees; as well as ensure deadlines are achieved with great outputs by providing essential training and guidance along the way. A recent report showed that 85% of Generation Y interns expect to be monitored through their experience. They expect mentorship to be meaningful, […]

Guest Blog: The motivational impact of conflict in the workplace & tips on resolving issues

Conflict in the workplace can be a healthy driving force if it is managed and handled correctly, but since there are so many factors that influence whether this is in fact even possible; it can also be extremely destructive. All kinds of issues can arise in the workplace and all too often they are accepted, […]

Seven ways to motivate staff in 2014

Getting staff motivated for the year ahead is a vital task for management in any organisation. With workforces demotivated following several years with minimal or no pay rises, reduced headcounts, organisations need to ramp up their motivational efforts in 2014. John Sylvester talks to HR Magazine about how you can do just that.

Are employees’ financial worries affecting your bottom line?

According to white paper released by Purchasing Power, nearly 50% of full-time American workers say they worry about personal finances during work hours. In the survey titled, “Financial Wellness: The Addressing the “9 to 5” Impact of 24/7 Financial Stress“, those who are employed full-time were asked how their finances affect them at work in […]