Your employees need to be motivated if they are to work efficiently and give their best. Many reasons that a small business can thrive and grow is due to the efforts of employees that help a small business owner with day –to-day tasks so that they can focus on making the business grow. Some of the best ways to accomplish this is to put your employees at the heart of your business.

Express your Employee’s Value

  • It is important to praise your employees
  • Point out their unique skills
  • Show them that you value them as individuals
  • Highlight that they are part of your team
  • Thank your employees for a job well done

Positive work experiences

  • Ensure that your employees feel positive when they come to work
  • Set daily goals that need to be reached
  • Stretch your employees to help them achieve personal growth
  • Organise team building experiences
  • Permanents, temporary staff and contract staff should also be included

Employee Empowerment

  • Allow them to take on responsibilities around their job that they can own
  • Let them take credit for achievements that they undertook
  • This will motivate them to achieve their best every day at work
  • Listen to employee’s ideas
  • Even small ideas about customer service and efficiency can lead to great ways to boost growth

Goals and feedback

  • Set monthly goals
  • Review them periodically and change them accordingly
  • Create a positive motivating meeting
  • Let your employee voice their opinions and concerns
  • All issues should be discussed in a calm manner

Employee Training

  • Training can provide new ways for your employees to do business
  • Employees will learn new skills that they can bring to your business
  • Your business can grow due to innovate ways of doing business