Keeping Employees Happy and Motivated Without Raising Salaries

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Your employees are the backbone of your company; therefore keeping them satisfied in their roles should be a high priority. When you’ve managed to put together an amazing team of people to help your business thrive you don’t have to increase salaries to acquire loyalty. Take these steps to ensure your employees are content with the company’s culture and won’t be looking to leave anytime soon.


Provide a Productive Workspace

The environment we work in highly impacts our performance. With that in mind, provide a clean work environment that has an adequate amount of space for employees to work in. Stocking the break room with healthy snacks and water can improve their energy level and increase productivity.


Display a Suggestion/Question Box

People aren’t always comfortable asking certain questions or may shy away from making public suggestions. Your employees may have a few brilliant ideas for the company’s culture or serving your customers. Putting out a suggestion box lets your team know that you are open to hearing their input. It also gives them a sense of pride knowing that they sparked the idea for the latest update in the business.


Reward Your Key Players

Take the time to reward your top performing employees with the lunch of their choice. A quick outing with the boss can encourage employees to continue the amazing work they contribute to the company and will make them feel appreciated. You may also have a few envious employees that will be motivated to step their game up. This kind of reward will remind your employees that you’re always watching.


Establish an Efficient Training Process

Onboarding new hires can determine their success in your company. It’s important that you give them time to adjust and learn in their new role. Managers should carefully outline the expectations of the employee on their first day and take the time to help them feel supported. Establishing a system that eases new hires into their role can prevent you from losing employees in the future.


There’s no need to always add another zero to an employee’s paycheck in order to keep them satisfied. Employees value being appreciated and will work hard when they know you’re in their corner.


About the Author
Greg Emslie HeadshotWith more than three decades of experience in all facets of sales management, customer service, business growth, and staff coordination, Certified Business Coach Greg Emslie is a focused professional with the tools to help you grow and manage your business effectively.

Driven by his ability to implement proven business concepts and help improve teams, Greg affects all areas of the companies he works with, including sales, leadership, profitability, and decision-making. He focuses on improving efficiency and processes for his clients while helping them grow their revenue base.

Ready to begin finding other ways to make your company more productive? Let’s get the conversation started. Contact Greg Emslie for a business strategy discussion today.