Posts About Employee Motivation

3 Simple Ways to Inspire Your Team Every Week

To inspire your team is to motivate them to do their job well, enjoy what they’re doing, and feel excited about the direction of your company and their role within it. As a leader, keeping your team inspired is an important responsibility, especially during turbulent or challenging times.

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By Jessica Thiefels on September 26, 2018

How to Effectively Incentivize Your Sales Team

Henry Ford once said, “Nothing happens until someone sells something.” Without sales, businesses flounder. Sales is an integral part of most organizations; it directly impacts cash flow, provides insight into market fit, and lays the groundwork for customer retention.

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By Ben Travis on July 11, 2018

Accelerate Your Employee Recognition Program with Meaningful Rewards

Employee recognition is openly-expressed acknowledgment and appreciation for an employee’s contributions to their organization. Years of service awards; annual, quarterly, and performance bonuses; and verbal and written praise all fall under the umbrella of employee recognition. Modern employee recognition is powerful: it makes work visible, supports company values, and boosts morale. It’s also undergoing an exciting sea change.

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By Maja Orsic on May 17, 2018

Reframing Accountability in the Workplace

Accountability often conjures a negative connotation in our minds, and while that’s truly unfortunate, it’s understandable.

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By George Dickson on March 21, 2018

55 Creative Employee Reward Ideas (2018 Update)

Employee rewards are an essential component of effective employee engagement strategies, but many leaders still struggle to implement them successfully. By aligning the rewards you offer with your team's values, you can positively influence how they're received.

If providing excellent rewards seems like a challenge, don't worry: we've got you covered with a comprehensive list of creative reward ideas your staff will love.

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By George Dickson on January 24, 2018

How to Keep a Contingent Worker Engaged and Motivated

There are plenty of guides and advice on keeping full-time employees motivated and engaged, but what about contingent workers? As the contingent workforce trends larger and larger across the world, this becomes an increasingly significant question to answer.

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By George Dickson on December 07, 2016

7 Deceptively Simple Ways to Inspire Discretionary Effort

Discretionary effort can make the difference between a great team, and an extraordinary team — but what does it take to inspire and support that effort?

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By George Dickson on November 16, 2016

How to Inspire Different Types of Motivation

Motivation is not an easy thing to master, but the reward for getting it right can be massive.

Much of the challenge comes from the varied and individualistic nature of motivation. Everyone is motivated by slightly (or dramatically) different things, and in different ways. Despite those variances, there's always a common thread you can follow to find success.

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By George Dickson on November 09, 2016

How to Make a Work Anniversary Meaningful

Many organizations miss the point  and the benefits  of work anniversaries entirely.

Each year with a great employee on the team is an achievement that should be celebrated, but you can forget about handing out a plaque, a postcard, or a paperweight if you want it to be meaningful.

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By George Dickson on September 28, 2016

6 Ways to Avoid Total Rewards Disaster

Is your total rewards package a sinking ship?

Rewards strategies are designed to attract, motivate, and retain talent, while proving to employees that your organization values their hard work.

Convincing employees their worth is truly appreciated takes much more than paid time off days, market rate salaries, and annual bonuses, especially as the business landscape becomes more competitive.

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By Carlton Bowers on June 29, 2016