Retaining and motivating staff

It is important that staff stay motivated at work. Motivated staff will lead to:

If a company’s employees are motivated they will be more likely to apply themselves.

Ambulance staff at training session
Training staff and improving their skills can help keep them motivated

If workers are motivated they will take a greater pride in their work which will result in a higher quality product or service.

Employees who are motivated will be less likely to leave the company which means less time and money will be spent on recruiting and retraining new staff.

There are many methods that can be used to motivate staff. These can be divided into:

  • financial methods
  • non-financial methods

Financial (profit share, salary, bonus) and non-financial (fringe benefits, staff training, promotion) motivatorsFinancial and non-financial methods of motivation