Posted on / Updated on / in Blog & Performance Management /

Figuring out how to motivate your employees can be very tricky. If you’ve read our blog before, you know that we’ve written about motivating employees quite a few times (scroll to the end of the article to see our other blog posts about employee motivation). But the topic never gets old! And sometimes you just need a fresh way to look at it.

So what’s the secret to motivating employees?  This clever infographic from our friends over at Salesforce explains it.  Hint: it isn’t just money!

How To Motivate Your Employees

This article was originally posted on the blog.

How To Motivate Your Employees

Motivating employees isn’t as simple as paying them more.  People are complex and lots of different factors contribute to their overall level of job satisfaction, and what motivates people to do their best work.  Happiness, career aspirations, challenges, money, stress, are all factors that contributing factors in employee motivation.

There is an optimal level of arousal that is key to motivating people.  This can be brought about in many ways:  employee recognition, dialogue with employees, employee coaching, and healthy relationships with bosses and co-workers.

There is a material impact to having disengaged employees. Human resources professionals must manage their organizations with finesse, constantly looking for that optimal level workplace satisfaction which keeps employees motivated and engaged.

BONUS: Here are Integrity HR’s Top 5 Tips On How To Motivate Your Employees:

  1. Provide constant and efficient feedback
  2. Communicate clearly, and be sure to gain agreement
  3. Ask for and accept input from your employees
  4. Avoid favoritism
  5. Promote accountability and trust your employees

Following these five steps will be a huge step forward in turning a negative environment into a positive one.

To read more about how to motivate employees, check out our previous blogs:

Budgets are tight. What are you doing to help your bottom line?
Top 5 Reasons HR Outsourcing Improves Your Bottom Line

Our team talked to business leaders who have taken the step to outsource HR and provided real world insights and learnings in this free resource. Learn more about how HR Outsourcing can impact your bottom line, and see if it is a good fit for your business.

New call-to-action

about the author: Integrity HR

Integrity HR's human resources blog is filled with expert advice (and sassy commentary) on those everyday employment issues that give business owners and managers HR headaches. From tips on how to retain key employees to how to write your dress code policy, our blog has all the HR resources you need. Problems we solve: HR Outsourcing, HR Consulting Projects, Professional Recruiting Services, HR Audit & Operational Review, Employee Training Programs, Compensation Consulting, Leadership Development & Coaching, Succession Planning.