Leadership: What is your employee business value?

We are always talking about the profitability of a business as defined through the amount of sales that lead to cash flow. However what if you understood that nearly 60% of your costs are related to employees. Would you want to look at harnessing this cost and making it more effective for driving engagement and profitability? One of the first things I look at when working with a business is their employee business value statement – or lack of... Continue Reading...

What are the best rewards for motivation?

The way we view motivation is changing rapidly. While monetary rewards and promotions were once seen as the top motivation tools, today we truly see that money doesn’t buy everything. A number of thought leaders, researchers and studies have revealed the true keys to motivation: 1. Autonomy Giving your employees autonomy over their work creates a sense of ownership. This fosters a deeper sense of pride in accomplishments and encourages... Continue Reading...

How to deal with employee salary requests

This is a common situation facing our clients. Your employee wants a salary increase but you can’t provide one, or don’t feel their efforts at work entitle them to one. These clients are faced with the risk of demotivating and or losing the employee by denying their request. If they agree this could cause a financial problem that the business just cant afford. The difficulty with this is it can sometimes be hard for employers to find legitimate... Continue Reading...

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