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4 Unconventional tips on employee motivation
We present four unusual tips that will take your employees’ motivation to the next level
We present four unusual tips that will take your employees’ motivation to the next level.
1. Give Space for Creativity
Even the creative content of work can sometimes be boring when it is repeated over and over again. So give your employees the opportunity to break out of their own work bubble. Do they take photos? Offer them the opportunity to contribute to corporate social networks. Does anyone have an unusual hobby? Let them organize a thematic teambuilding with the given activity. Are you looking for a logo for a new product? Announce an art competition. You never know where the right idea will come from.
2. Offer Courses and Career Growth
The ability to plan a career and the feeling of a guarantee of a long-term perspective in the company is one of the key criteria for choosing a job for employees. In addition to compulsory education, organize training that is not directly related to their current professions. Personal development courses and the possibility of gaining further specialization are in great demand. Give them the opportunity to attend workshops or meetings with people in the field who can inspire new ideas and motivation.
Involve gamification in your motivation system. At OnSinch, we use Achievement Badges to reward employees for work accomplishments or special skills. You will reward your employees with a badge or medal for work for a specific client, in a specific place, or for a special skill. Who wouldn’t want a message board full of honors? For you, it is also a great indicator of their experience and skills.
4. Use the Referral Program
If you manage to have motivated and capable employees, follow their recommendations when looking for new ones with a Hiring Referral System. Allow them to recommend newcomers and reward them after a certain number of successful jobs. In addition, your employees will be happy to work in a team with acquaintances and friends.
A successful company cannot be built without satisfied employees. Give them space as a leader for contentment and satisfaction and use both your and their potential to the fullest. OnSinch provides a wide range of features to help manage and motivate your workforce effectively.
How do I encourage creativity in the workplace?
Foster an open environment where employees feel comfortable sharing ideas and suggestions. Offer opportunities for staff to contribute to projects outside their specific roles, such as designing a new logo or organizing a team-building activity. Encourage collaboration and brainstorming sessions to spark fresh ideas. OnSinch's Worker Portal is a great tool for communication and idea sharing among employees.
What kind of courses or training can I offer to help employees grow?
Offer a mix of industry-specific and personal development courses that cater to different interests and career goals. This could include workshops on leadership, communication, or technical skills relevant to your business. Encourage employees to attend conferences or networking events to stay updated on industry trends and make valuable connections.
How can I incorporate gamification into my employee motivation strategy?
Implement a system like OnSinch's Achievement Badges to recognize and reward employees for their accomplishments, skills, or work with specific clients. This creates a fun, competitive environment where employees strive to collect badges and showcase their achievements.
What are the benefits of using a referral program for hiring new employees?
A referral program, such as OnSinch's Hiring Referral System, can lead to higher-quality candidates who are more likely to be a good fit for your company culture. It also saves time and resources in the hiring process, as existing employees can tap into their networks to find potential candidates. Plus, employees will appreciate the rewards they receive for successful referrals.
How do I ensure employee satisfaction in the long term?
Regularly assess your employees' needs and preferences by conducting surveys or having one-on-one discussions. Make sure you offer opportunities for growth, maintain open communication, and recognize their achievements. Utilize OnSinch's Worker Database and Worker Feedback features to keep track of employee performance and satisfaction, ensuring they feel valued and supported in their roles.