Motivating employees can sometimes be a challenge if they have been doing a similar job for a while or when they face problems outside of work.
Horizon HR can help you motivate employees by developing ways of involving them in the business and creating opportunities for them to contribute ideas for improving the business. Giving employees a voice in how they can improve the way they do their jobs and how that will impact positively on the whole business is very powerful.
Following up on such meetings is essential – even if when you choose not to follow a particular suggestion you need to thank them for their input and explain why it is not the best approach at that time. Giving people the power to change things for the better will motivate and engage them in the business.
Letting employees know where the company is going and what you are trying to achieve so they can play their part in its future success is essential, so goal setting which is cascaded down to team and individual level is very powerful. Horizon HR has plenty of experience with setting meaningful company goals and enabling senior management to translate them into personal objectives. Depending on the size of the business, introducing a performance management process can reinforce this approach and we have lots of experience of supporting the introduction of such frameworks which include how you would like people to work (the ideal behaviours). More detail is given under Performance Improvement and Management.
Line managers are an essential link in motivating and engaging employees in their team and need the skills and knowledge to support their team’s learning and improved contribution. We can help you develop effective coaching and leadership skills which give line managers the confidence and skills to help their employees succeed and feel valued. This can be done via a training session or one-to-one work.
Employees will work better if some of their worries outside of work are supported. Horizon HR offers a low cost, high value support benefit that does just that. Employees will have 24/7 telephone and on-line support for all the challenges in life – see under Benefits for more information.
Occasionally this is caused by bad working relationships or conflict within a team. Nipping such problems in the bud by getting to the bottom of the conflict and working on a solution together will make a positive difference. If you cannot resolve things informally and conflict escalates Horizon HR has some trusted professional Mediators who can help. See more information under Working Relationships/Managing Conflict.