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How to Motivate Employees

How should you be motivating your employees? You don’t have to become a mind-reader. You just need the right tools that deliver actionable insights.

Finding the perfect fit starts here.

Every business has a different culture. To beat the competition, build a team of employees who thrive in yours. First, you need to understand what it’s really like to work for your company. What makes your employees excited to come to work each day? How to motivate employees? What things do you offer that they could care less about? They’ll tell you – just ask. Then use that insight to develop your unique employee value proposition (EVP) and leverage it to build a team that’s as invested in your brand as you are.

So where do you start? With BI WORLDWIDE Canada’s New Rules of Engagement®.

Through extensive global research and real-world application, BI WORLDWIDE Canada has determined the 12 factors that have the greatest influence on employees’ relationships with their companies. Understanding which of those 12 factors are most important to your employees is critical in developing your EVP. Perhaps #5 is tops: Foster belongingOr maybe your best employees think #8 is non-negotiable: See their future.

It couldn’t be simpler to uncover which factors matter most to your team members. The New Rules of Engagement® survey asks employees a series of questions relating to the 12 rules. The results speak volumes about their priorities and become the foundation for your unique EVP.

The survey is just part of BI WORLDWIDE Canada’s full spectrum of tools and support that make it easy to develop and implement your EVP. And a thoughtfully planned, meticulously executed EVP is the secret sauce that attracts, engages, and retains the best employees for your business.

Let’s build your dream team.

Learn more about each of the New Rules of Engagement®.

More than ever, great managing is a matter of intense understanding of each unique individual — knowing their abilities, their aspirations and how they work best. Success on this rule is critical for achieving all the others.

Money isn't everything. It only gets you so far. But companies that mishandle this emotional area will make it a bigger deal than it has to be.

Never have work, personal life and health been so inextricably connected. Protecting employees’ holistic wellbeing doesn’t just reduce costs; it invigorates the employees and the business.

In lieu of permanent placements and pensions, employers are expected to provide growth opportunities. Offering tools, learning and development for employees to be successful will grow your top talent — and your bottom line.

Employees cannot fully commit to a company they do not feel a part of. Fostering a sense of belonging within the organization, the team and the work itself is critical for employees to stay and do exceptional work.

Gone are the days of top-down leadership. The best ideas may come from employees, so listen with an open mind and use those ideas to shape the vision for the future.

People need to be part of something bigger than just a job and a paycheque. Meaning drives higher performance.

What people do today is largely motivated by where they think it will take them in the future. It's as true on the job as it was for every employee dreaming of a future career when he or she was in school. Companies that are deliberate about helping employees chart that future get those people's best work.

What a company recognizes gets repeated. Making a big deal of employees’ accomplishments ensures the victories will be multiplied.

People have always been willing to take one for the right team but only if they feel others will do the same. With more people working remotely than ever before, it’s never been more important to create conditions that foster strong collaboration.

True empowerment is not just a place to voice ideas but having those ideas seriously considered. It’s not just being told to take a risk but being supported when the risk does not go as planned. Empowering this way will ignite inspiration.

Your best employees are eager to accomplish something incredible together. Challenge, rally and support them wholeheartedly and you’ll be struck by what they can do.

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