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Reward and recognition can achieve motivation and increased performance.

The issue of reward is at the centre of the employment relationship. A good reward and recognition system should motivate employees while aligning their goals with those of the organisation for which they work.

But how do you achieve employee motivation?
These are the elements which will assist in motivating your employees to greater things. Motivator factors are based on an individual’s need for personal growth and these help to create job satisfaction and ultimately above-average performance. These factors include:

  • Interest in the work itself
  • Achievement
  • Recognition for achievements
  • Responsibility
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Growth

In a nutshell, if you want to motivate your employees, firstly you need to get rid of the things that annoy them about the company and the workplace; treat all employees fairly and with respect. Once this is done, give your employees opportunities for achievement, recognise these achievements and then watch them grow.