It’s not just What to do, but Why bother doing it that’s the secret to effective Manager Training.
Employee recognition training is not new, but with today’s workforce, perhaps it needs a bit of freshening. Most training programs focus on “shoulds” ; what managers or employes “should do”. We find that laying out a set of “to do’s” and tracking performance is pretty straight forward, but it misses the key secret to improved motivation and retention with today’s employees. Recent developments in employee training show overwhelmingly that the best training engages people emotionally, rather than just telling them what to do.
When employee recognition training is used to make people feel valued first, they immediately begin to desire to participate in incentive opportunities to help the company and themselves . . . a true Win-Win situation! Employee Productivity Statistics continue to show that companies who foster the greatest employee engagement, consistently have the highest productivity, greatest longevity, most creative people and morale that soars.
Motivation and retention are always hot topics among Human Resources professionals, because they all know that these two factors can contribute to tremendous savings in costs over time. Motivation, however, can be a tricky prospect. When done right, it can have instant impact, but will it last? Done heavy-handedly, or too often and it can appear manipulating and turn people off. What’s the right balance? That’s where an Employee Recognition Expert and a strategically structured Umbrella Recognition and Training Solution comes in handly.
It’s no fluke that great companies continue to have great employees who bring 110% performance day after day. They don’t do it because you dangled carrots in front of them, subtlely threatened their job if they didn’t perform, or carefully monitored and exhausting list of job responsibilities. It’s actually quite the opposite. The best companies to work for usually have the most freedom, loosest job rules and greatest opportunity to creative work. They do this because they know their employee like being involved with their company, want it to succeed and know they’ll be rewarded when their team wins.
Many companies get off to a good start and begin seeing engagement, but because their recognition and incentives are handled internally, they often have limited, highly compensation-based awards and rewards for going the extra mile. The Umbrella Solution uses today’s high technology to make it easy to implement a complex program with many levels of achievement, all tracked on a single platform that is flexible and able to combine winnings. In other words, employees and managers can easily follow their progress and see not only how they’re doing but how their work is helping the organization achieve it’s goals.
Once a program is in place, all you have to do is monitor it, keep it fresh and relevant and let it keep paying dividends that help your bottom line while keeping you ahead of the competition. This is the job of an Employee Recognition Expert and once you set up a winning system, you and your employee’s will never want to return to a disjointed array of haphazard programs again – I promise!
Call (888)646-6670 to find out how John Schaefer – America’s Employee Recognition Expert can help you get to the bottom of the root cause of low employee morale and show you some simple ways to spend less money, get better results and prove it to your CFO!