December 31, 2014

3 Ways to Motivate Your Employees This Year

Digging out of the recession over the past couple of years has drained some life out of both employers and employees. Are your workers feeling the fatigue and stress? Rejuvenate them this year with some motivational techniques that are sure to encourage, inspire, and invigorate.

1. Offer Incentives for Meeting and Exceeding Goals 

If the company is the only beneficiary of meeting or exceeding goals like production, sales, or product development, workers aren’t as keen on keeping up the energy levels necessary to make it. By offering some simple and inexpensive incentives — such as extra time off, monetary bonuses, a party, or a certificate of recognition — employees are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and make it happen.

2. Outsource Some of the Busywork 

Is busywork getting your workforce down? Repetitive tasks like filing, answering the phones, and tidying the break room can damper the enthusiasm of your professionals. Outsource the work that hinders your employees’ morale and time-effectiveness by enlisting the help of an answering service, outside bookkeeping firm, housekeeping services, etc.

3. Provide More Training 

Investing in your employees is the best way to show them how much you value them. Good training does more than teach employees how best to do a specific job — it lets them know you care enough to invest time and money in helping them become successful both as workers and as people. Consider training on skills outside their basic job set, such as training on how to work well with different personality types, leadership skills training, time management, and other beneficial life skills training.

Showing you care is the best motivation for a dedicated workforce. For more ideas on how answering services can help your workers and your business, please call Always Answer at 800-606-9898 today.