5 tips to increase productivity and motivate employees

Rubén Gutiérrez guest
Jan 30, 2018

Lack of motivation at work  costs money to the companies. On average, a loss of 34% of the salary received by a disengaged employee each year is lost. Without taking into account the high cost of staff turnover.

If you have signs that some of your employees are starting to lose motivation and you need tools to reverse the trend, check out these 5 tips. You can raise the motivation and productivity of the employees without investing a single euro.

5 tips to motivate disengaged employees

  1. The office: Having an clean and functional workplace where being able to work comfortably is very important. If the usability or temperature is not adequate, employees may not feel comfortable and have a hard time working.
  2. Leisure: It is proven that the human being can not keep all his attention on the same task for hours. Enabling a space where employees can pause and disconnect is not just something that large Silicon Valley companies do. Small breaks throughout the workday are a very good way to increase productivity.
  3. Social benefits: The salary that an employee receives is the main reason why she is committed to work and be productive in the company. An employee who does not receive a correct compensation is synonymous of disengaged employee with a high probability of leaving the company. Many companies already offer flexible compensation plans or social benefits to optimize the salary of their employees without increasing costs. By offering flexible compensation, the worker can include in his payroll the cost of medical insurance, public transport, food during working hours or even the daycare of his children without having to pay personal income tax on the money he invests in paying for these 4 products. In this way, the worker continues to pay his usual expenses but taxes won’t apply. In short, the employee receives the same money from the company but can earn more than € 2,000 a year thanks to the flexible compensation.
  4. Rewards: Employees who are thinking of quitting their jobs usually have something in common. A salary that does not correspond to her  position and does not feel valued within the company. Rewarding the effort and tackling failure in a constructive way is the best way to prevent a worker from quitting.
  5. Active listening: It is important to know how to deal with the proposals submitted by employees. In many companies active listening is practiced. If you still do not, enable channels to collect all suggestions.

Applying these 5 tips can drastically reduce the impact of disengagement in your company. Less disengagement is synonymous with lower turnover rates, more productivity and less costs for the company.

This post was written by Factorialhr, a human resources software for small and medium enterprises.

Rubén Gutiérrez
Content Marketing Manager at Factorial
I write about motivation, productivity, human resources and innovation in people’s management.
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