In today’s busy business world, it has never been more important to ensure that your team is motivated and happy in their work. With an abundance of work opportunities available, showing your employees that they are valued and giving them the motivation to continue to work hard is essential if you are to retain the very best staff. It also benefits your business as research shows that motivated employees are significantly more productive. If you’re stuck for ideas as to how to motivate your team, here are five simple approaches you could introduce today.
Christmas is fast approaching and it’s the perfect time to thank your staff for all their hard work this year as well as build morale for the year ahead. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift to give your employees, make life a little easier and give a Gift Card.
Give a gift your employee will love
When choosing Christmas gifts, picking one item that’s perfect as a present for a range of individuals is difficult, but a Gift Card solves this problem. In an Argos for Business Christmas Gifting Survey, 40% of the nations employees said gift cards from their employers this festive season would be their ideal gift and it’s easy to see why:
- Gift Cards give your employees the freedom to choose what they really want at Christmas which makes your present even more memorable.
- They can spend it straight away or wait until the January sales
- They can use their Gift Card to treat themselves or treat a family member or friend
Treat your employees to an Argos Gift Card this year and give them the gift of over 50,000 products to choose from. Gift Cards can be used online* at argos.co.uk, via the Argos app or in any UK Argos Store.
It’s been a glittering few days for Argos for Business as our national event, Employee Motivation Day, scooped both a gold and silver award at this year’s CIPR PRide North West awards.
Originally launched in 2015 by our PR team, JAMpr, Employee Motivation Day (EMD) is a day dedicated to inspiring passion and appreciation across the country’s workforce, on behalf of Argos for Business. EMD was designed to educate employers and managers on the benefits of a motivated workforce, hitting home the message that it costs far less to retain staff than it does to replace them.
For the 2016 event Argos for Business worked with Opinion Matters to establish different work personalities and how they contribute to a team.
Our questioning of 2,000 Brits revealed which employees identified with Captain Questions, Independent Introverts, Big Idea Bods and so on.
Andrew Johnson Director-General of the UK Gift Card & Voucher Association
"Employee motivation is vital for all firms, large and small. National Employee Motivation Day is therefore a great chance for businesses to acknowledge the good work carried out by their employees and remind themselves of the importance of maintaining a motivated workforce. After all, a business is its staff. Poor staff performance can therefore directly impact customers. Rewarding staff to incentivise and motivate them will boost commitment and confidence and sustain morale within the business. The stronger the focus and commitment from a team of employees, the more likely the business will accomplish the results it is aiming to achieve, and more.
If your organisation is anything like those surveyed recently, over half your colleagues regularly feel demotivated at work. That is why Argos for Business have decided to do something about it with the launch of the UK’s first official National Employee Motivation Day.
It’s a day to help celebrate the efforts of the nation’s workforce and encourage everybody to feel more motivated in their jobs. A day to boost morale and increase productivity. A day when we aim to support employers and businesses to better understand the power of motivation and the effect of rewarding and incentivising those who matter – employees.
- Argos for Business will be unveiling top tips from Adrian Webster, one of the UK’s leading motivational business speakers.
- In addition there are exclusive giveaways and opportunities to win, via dedicated Facebook and Twitter pages.
- We’ll also will reveal the results of our “Motivated Britain” research
- Plus offer the British workforce the opportunity to nominate their bosses or managers for their great motivational techniques.