If your workers are less than happy on the job and under-motivated, the best answer might not be more cash.
If your workers are less than happy on the job and under-motivated, the best answer might not be more cash. Although wages are certainly important for employee retention and job satisfaction, many workers are heavily influenced by another factor: their relationship with management.
Michael Kline, a retailer and success coach, recently wrote in The Conway Daily Sun that unhappy employees commonly complain that they're unappreciated. They don't feel like their supervisors and company value their contributions and efforts. Instead, their main interactions with their superiors usually revolved around correcting their mistakes. This can create a negative working environment and eventually drive team members to seek employment elsewhere.
Kline advised managers to focus on acknowledging some of their employees' accomplishments, noting that this strategy costs virtually nothing. To ensure that this practice becomes a central part of the business' relationship with its employees, supervisors can use employee reward recognition programs to take care of details such as metric tracking.
Simply praising employees for a job well done and motivating them with employee reward programs can make all the difference in their attitude and the workplace environment. According to PRWeek, strategies like these – which help employees do their jobs better – have a longer lasting and deeper impact than superficial perks.