Sep 302015

In the business environment attitude is contagious. The right kind of attitude has the ability to inspire the staff thus teaching them all the tricks of the trade. Keeping employees motivated is easier said than done. Nonetheless, remaining excited and accepting new challenging on a daily basis can have a great impact on employee morale. It is important to be a tough leader. Good leadership skills draws believers and leading a team usually means more than just making sound business decisions. The best leaders have the power of setting a tone; they’re guiders, advisors, and last but not least, companions. Here are 5 effective principles that will help you keep your staff motivated:

  1. Have a mission statement and sell it to your employees

Every business leader should have a mission statement. You must know the ins and outs of your company, have goals, and do everything in your power to attain them. In an organization every single individual knows what they’re doing in proportion of 100%; however, very few know WHY they do it. This doesn’t necessarily link to making a profit, but to a purpose. An inspired business leader gives meaning to the work his employees perform. He values the work that they perform and he can fully grasp that motivation and engagement are vital to overall productivity.

  1. Be a strong leader to have strong players

One of greatest enemies of a business leader is apathy. You can choose to get involved or not, and believe it or not, this can be incredibly challenging. Each worker has a certain job to do; he/she has the chance to be an “internal entrepreneur” with brand new ideas and the most creative, problem-solving solutions. As a culture leader you have to encourage that behavior. Let your people grow, motivate them to strive harder, and help them become the best at what they do.

  1. Be an inspiration to your staff, hire a motivational speaker

The value of a motivational speaker, guest of honor or orator is impossible to overstate in a corporate setting. Retreats and workshops emphasize on the great importance a keynote speaker might have. These professionals will inspire, motivate and energize your staff thus persuading them to work harder and with a lot more enthusiasm. There are many celebrity speakers a company can hire. An expert in a particular domain will help boost company morale too. As much as we try to make sure our workers are happy with the tasks that they perform on a daily basis, at some point people will get bored and their level of excitement will decrease. Hiring a speaker will help you reignite their interest.

  1. Show appreciation

Financial incentives are always welcomed, although these are not enough to keep employees satisfied at the workplace. You can’t give raises on a daily basis to increase morale. A smart leader needs to think outside the box, and this usually means coming up with ingenious ideas to value his people. Highlight notable achievements in staff meetings and reward responsibilities to those who dared to takes a risk or made tough calls. Words have a powerful effect; congratulating a worker on a job well-done will instantly increase his self-esteem.

  1. Don’t hesitate to share your passion

Business leaders should never forget that all eyes are on them. The attitude and actions they portray will determine the type of leader they are among their people. A bossy attitude will triggers feelings of fear and hatred. You don’t want your staff to run each time you walk into the office; they’ll become tired of running and eventually they’ll leave, thus lower productivity levels and damaging the company bottom line. Share your passion with your people, allow them to know you as a person, and welcome their input.

The more you allow your staff to participate with ideas the highest chances you have to gain their trust and make them feel comfortable sharing those ideas. Set up team building sessions, brainstorming meetings, and weekly getaways to keep your people motivated. This way you give them the opportunity to express themselves freely. Brilliant ideas will materialize when leaders collaborate with employees, and to be completely honest, teamwork is the secret recipe to a company’s success.

Sep 232015

Whether your business is health care or education, drug screening can play an important part of a comprehensive background check program — and it’s especially important in fields like medical, human resources, safety and security. In fact, when you want to improve workforce quality and safety, reduce workers’ compensation and health care costs, increase productivity and more at your business, drug screening can often be a huge asset. With that in mind, does your company already utilize drug screening in its HR practices? Are you considering adding drug screening to your business processes but unsure where to start? Below, consider the step-by-step method for implementing an effective, efficient drug-screening system in your organization:   Choose a Reliable Testing Facility. According […]

Sep 162015

Whenever you are running or managing a business, it is important that you recruit the correct employees for the job to ensure your growth isn’t just in quantity, but in quality as well. Getting the right person on your team can be extremely beneficial; they can bring experience and even enthusiasm into the office that can rub off on your other employees. However, it is often a far more difficult task than expected – you can have a number of obstacles in your way, such as agency fees and poor CV’s coming your way. Trailing through endless CV’s that don’t offer what you need can grow frustrating, and some agencies will charge 20% of the salary you are offering your […]

Sep 092015

All businesses have some sort of program to get the new employee up to scratch. Generally, this procedure will range from defining their role to making sure they have the basic information to complete their job. However, very few businesses actually have a program to make new hires feel welcome. This is strange considering a firm’s first impression is often highly correlated with long-term employee retention, loyalty and happiness. This article will share 5 essential tips to make sure your new hires feel welcome. Personalise their workspace It is important to show your new hires that they are appreciated. There is no better way to do this than presenting them with a fresh, clean and personalised workspace right off the […]

Sep 012015

Mobile recruiting is here to stay. However, a shocking 59% of recruiters haven’t invested anything in their mobile career sites. It’s certainly no secret that people are consumed by their mobile devices, which has led to the surge in popularity of this innovative recruiting method. In fact, a total of 1.75 billion people now have a smartphone, so recruiters who aren’t taking advantage of the opportunity to reach candidates using via mobile technology are seriously missing out. Mobile Recruiting Statistics When it comes to mobile recruiting, many candidates and companies are currently at a disconnect. Lots of hiring managers falsely believe their organization has a more advanced strategy than it actually does. For example: 13% of hiring managers believe their […]

Jun 132015
How Can HR Help Create Higher Employee Engagement Within Organizations?

Every company values an employee who is flexible and puts the company needs first whenever possible. These types of employees are usually happy and this is because they are engaged in their roles and feel a part of the company. An engaged employee will prove to be a valuable asset. HR can play an important role in ensuring all employees are engaged by following these guidelines. Know your employees and your company will have a lot to win It is very important to get to know your employees and provide them with an opportunity to discuss any concerns – business or personal. A relationship with your employees will allow you to help them when they have any issues and this […]

Jun 012015
Why lack of employee engagement in 2015 is the top issue?

It is difficult for company managers and CEOs to find top talent and hold on to that talent. Believe it or not, employee engagement is now harder to achieve than ever before. This is happening because many companies focus on quality and very few on quality. A recent survey that included business leaders from 106 countries and 3,300 HR centered its attention on finding the main issue for this lack of employee engagement. Believe it or not, 87% of business leaders struggle with keeping their best employees. Lack of employee engagement weakens a company’s productivity From a statistical perspective, company owners have only recently started to value engagement. In 2014, only 26% of business leaders thought it was important to […]

May 252015

More and more companies are experiencing the benefits of Disaster Recovery as a Service. DRaaS enables businesses to get their systems up and running within just a few hours of a disaster and can be an indispensable tool when it comes to protecting livelihoods. DRaaS protects all servers and storage, offering a comprehensive cloud disaster recovery solution. It is based on cloud technology and allows small businesses with limited resources to protect themselves. A Complete Solution There are many reasons why a company might choose to invest in a DRaaS product. Companies at severe risk of disaster might include those located in places regularly affected by adverse weather conditions, but no company is completely immune to IT disasters. If you’re […]

May 182015
What Employers Need To Know About Workers’ Comp

In most states, employers are required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance to ensure employees who are injured or become ill while on the job receive the benefits they’re entitled to. On the surface, the workers’ comp system is pretty straightforward: Employees receive benefits regardless of fault, and employers are protected against any lawsuits from an injured or sick employee. However, when you dig deeper, you’ll discover that workers’ compensation is a much more complex topic, and for employers, learning the basics is absolutely essential to staying compliant, maintaining a healthy workforce and preserving the bottom line. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some important facts about workers’ compensation.   Workers’ compensation laws vary from state to […]

May 112015

It’s important to make a good first impression to anyone you meet. When you’re trying to get hired for a new job, it’s even more critical. It only takes 100 milliseconds for someone to form an opinion of you, so that fraction of a second better be a good one or you may have just sentenced your email to the trash folder to never be seen again. Content is Key As soon as a job candidate walks into a room, the interviewers form an opinion based on what they see. It’s psychology at its most basic form, which is also known the halo effect. A person who is well kempt, smiles when they meet you, and looks professional is viewed […]