When you have a great team of hard workers, you don’t want to lose them! While money and benefits are important, a study found that they aren’t the top motivating factors for employees. Instead, the more important factors were peer motivation and feeling encouraged and recognized.
With this in mind, you need more than a good salary and benefits to motivate and inspire your employees. You also need to show them that you value their contributions to your company. Below are five tips that will help you motivate your employees to do their best work.
1. Make your business an enjoyable place to be.
No one wants to spend all day in an unhappy environment. Create a positive working environment that is well-lit, functional and aesthetically pleasing. Make sure that your equipment works and that your employees have what they need to do their jobs well. You can even think about creating a communal work space where employees can meet together to collaborate.
2. Present new hires with an onboarding swag kit.
When you do hire someone new, welcome them with an onboarding swag kit. These kits are practical, motivational and fun. They help employees understand your company culture and values, plus they provide new hires with all the important tools they need to start their jobs. Some of the best items to include in your welcome kit are practical documents, branded swag and business cards.
3. Offer employee rewards.
Another way to keep employees motivated is by launching a company store. These stores are operated by a company for the convenience of employees. You can reward employees with “points” to spend in the store. Employees will appreciate this recognition, and they get to choose something special, such as a branded jacket or stainless steel tumbler.
4. Set them up for success.
Not only do company stores work well for employee rewards, but also they set employees up for success. You get to choose the products that go into your store, making it easy for employees to pick out promotional products and place timely orders. This results in consistent branding and successful campaigns.
5. Actively involve employees in your decisions.
Lastly, involve your employees in important decisions. It can be discouraging when employees find out that big decisions are being made without them hearing anything first. Ask for your employees’ input, give them the freedom to order promotional materials from your company store and ask for advice on how to improve. This will make your employees feel like part of something greater.
Inkwell can help you motivate your employees so that they produce the best results for your company. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you with putting together onboarding welcome kits or a company store. When you have employees who are willing to go the extra mile, you can accomplish anything!