How Do We Define Motivation in the Modern Business Environment? The simplest definition of operational motivation is defined as the “inner force that drives individuals to accomplish personal and organisational goals”. The follow-up question is therefore: What...read more
Improving Staff Productivity In our article on Motivating Employees we talked about the various theories of motivation and intrinsic and extrinsic motivators. Studies have shown that a high level of motivation leads to increased productivity, but how does this work...read more
What is Human Resources? If you were to ask ten people to define the role of a Human Resources Department, it’s quite likely that you would get ten difference answers. Why is that? Are they lacking in understanding or does the function itself lack purpose, clarity...read more
As we proceed with pace into 2019, now would be a good time to look at the developments in employment law so you know what’s coming your way in the year ahead: Settled Status for EU workers As part of the government’s post-Brexit plans, European workers currently...read more
The last financial year has seen a sharp rise in the number of businesses fined by the Pensions Regulator for pension auto-enrolment errors. The number of fines in 2017-18 was 35,810, up from 14,650 in 2016-17. Fines totalled £42m in 2017-18 for auto-enrolment errors,...read more
Or improving Employee Engagement as us HR types like to call it! There are thousands of articles available online, based on a range of different philosophies; some very practical and based on common sense, others a bit wackier! Here are a few of our favourites, but...read more
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has received 114 whistleblowing reports about employers allegedly inducing employees to opt out of auto-enrolment pension schemes in the past three years. According to a Freedom of Information request published on the watchdog’s website,...read more
So you have taken the plunge and set up your own business and started employing people (see our other ‘top tips’ articles on how best to do this), now you will need to have the capability to pay them appropriately and meet your Pensions Automatic Enrolment...read more
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In our article about the theory and nature of Motivating Employees we looked at the factors that motivate people to engage with their role and the organisation to produce their best work. The main issues that motivate employees positively are not the financially...
As a business owner, one of the top priorities you should have is ensuring the wellbeing of your staff is at an optimum level. Doing this can help maintain productivity and guarantee the demands of the business are met. There are several ways you can help improve...
How Do We Define Motivation in the Modern Business Environment? The simplest definition of operational motivation is defined as the “inner force that drives individuals to accomplish personal and organisational goals”. The follow-up question is therefore: What...
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