4 Ways to Increase Employee Productivity This Summer
- Alen BubichAugust 13 2014
Motivating employees is no easy task – especially during the summer months. When your employee’s heads are in the clouds, dreaming of long weekends, beers on a patio and summer hours – here are 4 simple and effective ways to ensure your workforce stays motivated this summer….
Employees Are More Productive with Efficiency or Goal Oriented Incentives
Okay, so this one is easy. People like to compete for rewards – it’s not rocket science, but the simplest things including Starbucks gift cards to motivate your sales teams can go a long way. Gallup research indicates that, employers who incentivize workers see 27% higher profits, 50% higher sales, 50% higher loyalty levels among customers and 38% higher productivity levels.
Include Healthy Living Incentives for Employees
Have you considered allotting your employees longer lunch breaks so that they can get in that quick Spin, Yoga class or gym session they’ve been skipping all week? According to the American Council of Exercise (ACE), a month study of 80 executives showed that exercisers experienced a 22% increase in fitness and a 70% improvement in ability to make complex decisions compared to sedentary peers. Applaud your employees get fit efforts, not only will it aide in attaining their fitness goals, but can help businesses achieve bottom line goals as well. Smaller waistlines = bigger profits? Who knew?!
Give them the Power of Advocacy
Your employees are your biggest advocates. They speak with your clients and evangelize your products, services and events. They are at the core of your business, so give them a voice to help build the reach of your brand. A recent study conducted by Neilsen shows that 84 percent of customers trust word-of-mouth recommendations from friends and family. A social media employee advocacy program is a great way to get your employees to promote your business to their networks. In doing this, you can ignite the passions of each member of your workforce to create and share content in a moderated way to amplify the reach of your culture and brand.
Make Social Media Easier
Are you tired of asking your employees for social media status updates? Want to learn how to leverage the social networks of your employees to increase brand awareness on social media? It’s simple with the powerful Social HorsePower application. Aimed at making your employees brand champions by promoting your business, events, services, relevant industry news and etc. via employee social networks. Now businesses can take ownership of their employees’ social reach by posting content on their walls and feeds without encroaching on the privacy. You can control the content, the message, the timing and success – all with incredible measurable results.
Tip: Give incentives for highest employee social shares with the content YOU post on their behalf! They’ll see it as positive reinforcement and try to be more productive every day. Everybody wins.
Increasing Employee Efficiency is that Easy
With these simple and easy to implement employee engagement tips, you will surely see a more productive, social and physically fit workforce this summer.
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