By law, every company has to meet certain safety requirements that employees have. Whether it is to do with working conditions or health and safety, these must be met, but what is not required by law is that employees are motivated. This leaves rather a large area where the employee can feel safe, but not engaged. An exploration of this can, however, reveal employees that are dissatisfied or slowly becoming disillusioned with the job or its goals.
While you may try to enshrine the company’s ideals and ethos, they may not necessarily share it, understand it or even be aware of it. At Ovation incentives, we want to improve the relationships within your organisation, to ensure that your employees are all pulling in the same direction, and most importantly, are reaching the levels of potential that got them a job with you in the first place.
Employee recognition can reduce the concept of working in isolation and in obscurity. If the job is not given periodic goals with achievements it can very quickly become a chore where motivation slowly ebbs away. It is at this critical point that the success of the company becomes detached from the individual and they begin to look for other means of satisfying themselves which isn’t necessarily good for the company at all. It could be through taking extended breaks, talking to others or even having more time off than they otherwise would.
What this all amounts to is an employee who isn’t sharing in your ethos and your goals and they don’t feel a sense of achievement when the company achieves. Through our employee recognition solutions our employee recognition solutions we can help to reverse and improve relations so that an employee is happy to come to work and shares in the ups and downs of the company. Very quickly you could see mediocre employees turning into the model employees who increase productivity across the board.
Rewards do more than simply recognise the employee’s achievements, they also help to reinforce the behaviour. Very quickly you can begin to shape the way an employee approaches their job, encouraging best practice techniques as a matter of course that will hopefully begin to stick very quickly.
The realisation for an employee that they are becoming better at their job will also improve their prospects, in general, which can further encourage loyalty. If other businesses do not use rewards programmes, they can seem a lot less appealing.
Being more successful can also increase confidence and the amount of feedback that specific employees give about what strategies to use and what could be improved. They can also carry the brand of the company a lot better when facing customers and clients.
The increased motivation and desire to work can also have positive effects beyond the business. Companies who are good to work for to become more desirable to those who are looking for jobs, meaning that you could end up attracting some of the best workers available in the employment pool.