Five Tips to Keep Employees Motivated

  • Communicate Responsibly
  • Interaction From Upper Management
  • Provide Educational Opportunities
  • Provide Opportunities For Self Management
  • Give Employees A Voice

It can be a real challenge to motivate employees to do better in their job in hopes of retaining good talent for the company. In order to do this, human resource workers need to pay attention to fostering positive employee relationships. This can be done a number of ways but consistency is the key. Without a good plan and continuous action, there will be no way to connect with people in a way that keeps them happy about their job. From a human resources standpoint, these connections occur a bit differently than they do with management within departments. Let’s take a look at five ways that a human resource worker can foster positive employee relationships.

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1. Communicate Responsibly

Employees want to know what is going on within a company. They are busy with the day to day activities that go on and many times, they lose sight of what is going on from a higher up standpoint. As a human resource representative, it is important that you connect with employees to let them know what is going on. This might mean recent developments in the company, new benefits, new staff members, etc.

2. Interaction From Upper Management

It is important to encourage upper management to connect with all of the employees, even those that are entry level. You can connect with employees as much as you want, but it is very important to employees that the higher-ups of the company take a minute to introduce themselves, shake hands, ask how someone is doing or focus on the day to day activities and duties within the company.

3. Provide Educational Opportunities

Whenever a new training opportunity comes along, or the opportunity comes up where an employee can learn more or further develop their skills within a company, this connection should be made. You can develop a trusting relationship with an employee by showing them you care about their knowledge base and their job security. These educational opportunities can take place on site in the human resources department or you can provide off-site training. Let your employees suggest what they want to learn and see if you can make those opportunities available for them.

4. Provide Opportunities For Self Management

When you allow employees the opportunity to manage themselves and control their own day to day activities, this shows that you care about them and you trust them. This develops a good relationship between you and your employees. You may also give out the responsibility of managing other people or training other people.

5. Give Employees A Voice

There are always things that bother someone about a company whether it be something that goes on during the work day or it could be something like company benefits. It is important to let employees have a voice and make sure they know they are heard. This makes them feel trusted, and as though they are a valuable asset.

As a human resource worker, one of your main responsibilities is making sure that your employees feel comfortable where they are and that they are trusted and appreciated. You can accomplish this a number of ways to foster positive employee relationships. This will lead to success for you as a professional but also success within the company as well.

Further reading: The Best Ways to Foster Employee Motivation