“If you look after your staff well, they will look after your customers” – Sir Richard Branson
You don’t have to be a business guru or successful entrepreneur
to appreciate the link between motivated employees and business success.
However, what you may not know is just how important this relationship actually
is to your bottom line – companies with a highly engaged workforce are 21% more
So, it’s safe to say that if you want to turn more revenue into profits and
continue growing your business, the answer lies in your employees. But what are
the best (and fastest) ways to drive enthusiasm in your employees? Well, here’s
a few ideas.
Take a look around
Start with how your workspace looks. If your employees are sitting in a tiny, concrete cupboard space, they are unlikely to be producing their best work. So, look to at your current décor and workspace layout and see if you can add more natural light, open a few windows, and even introduce some greenery with house plants.
Listen to reason
It’s said that people don’t quit jobs, they quit bosses, so make sure your organisation has a strong management structure that shares honest, open, and supportive communications with your employees. This ability to create strong and compassionate relationships can dramatically improve both your employees’ engagement and your company output – employees who feel their voice is heard are 4.6 times more likely to feel empowered to perform their best work[ii].
Richard Branson has been quoted as saying “train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to”, and this takes us on to the next point – learning and development. Make sure you are giving all your employees the best opportunities to increase their skill set, their knowledge, and their career potential. Why? Well, top performing companies are 5 times more likely to implement engaging learning and development programmes[iii].
79% of people who quit their jobs cite ‘lack of appreciation’ as their reason for leaving[iv].
From flexible working hours to
free food, there is a variety of ways to recognise and reward your employees.
But, finding a suitably thoughtful gift shouldn’t mean headaches for you. So,
when you want to reward your employees or motivate them to achieve even more,
think M&S Corporate gift cards. With a simple ordering process, our gift
cards, e-Gift cards and e-Codes are the perfect way to empower your employees
to spend it well – on everything from the latest fashion, to a crisp white
To find out more about M&S corporate gift cards and motivating your employees, simply call us on 0330 0580 734.