5 Ways To Motivate Employees in 2019

The basic motivation tactics are no longer sufficient. You need to start thinking outside the box, so here are 5 ways to motivate employees in 2019.

As it’s still early in the year, motivation is still a big focus from a HR perspective and I’m sure you are sick of hearing the same old motivation and engagement tips over and over again. So, we have put together motivation tactics that step outside of the box and concentrate on retention.
Studies have shown that in 2019, 45% of workers have considered moving job and one in three admitted that they were unhappy with their jobs.

Millenial’s no longer worry about money as much as they used to, but well-being and work-life balance is still at the top of their list. So, heres how you can motivate your employees in 2019;

1. Mentoring

As we are still at the beginning of the year, new starters are flooding into companies and the onboarding processes are in full flow. However, some onbaording processes stop after a few months probation in the company, although continuous mentorship could benefit your company massively in the long run. This provides employees in certain job roles with someone who can share knowledge, experience and key insights into the industry. This then leads to construsctive and critical feedback, helping employees to expand their skill sets and do their jobs to the highest quality. Overall, this will, in turn, increase employee motivation as they are encouraged to perform and learn new things.

2. Holiday Leave

Make sure employees are encouraged to take all holidays or increase the amount of holidays they have. Taking regular holidays throughout the year will help employees to feel more relaxed and stress free at work, leading them to be more productive.

3. Keep them busy

Around 40% of employees admit to being bored at work and often believe that their skills are being wasted. Boredom at work is a significant source of stress and can lead to depression and disinterest. Ensure employees are taking regular breaks when completing long tasks, but during quiet periods, make sure employees have plenty to do and can assist with other tasks.

4. Prioritise mental health in the workplace

Most organisations don’t take employee well-being seriously, yet one third of workers experience anxiety, depression or stress. Make sure you set up well-being programmes and have mental health visibility days. Ensure all employees know who they can go to regarding mental health issues, whether this is a designated well-being/HR manager or a help line.

5. Out of office

Don’t let employees eat lunch at their desks! Employees spend most of their lives at work or at their desk, so encourage employees to take an hour away from the office or their desk, allowing them to relax and unwind.

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