October 1, 2021

8 ways to motivate your employees


So, you have assembled your dream team to take your business to the next level. Now all you have to do is keep them motivated!

You might be thinking that the easiest way to motivate your staff is by paying them extremely well (which is true for the most part). However, studies have proven that there are other effective ways to get the most out of your employees. 

Below are 8 ways to motivate your staff and keep them on board for the long haul.


Being transparent with your employees creates trust and helps your staff become more invested in the company. For example, if you manage a team of Junior Sales Executives show them how they improved the businesses revenue that quarter as a team. Providing access to this data will support your staff in seeing how they improved and where they can improve going forward, giving them a target to work towards.

Offer a flexible schedule

The traditional work format of clocking in at the office has changed drastically. The unpredictability of the current economic climate and technology has transformed the way we operate as businesses. However, with the end of the lockdown companies may require employees to come to the office and complete their shift. Offering a flexible schedule can be as simple as giving your employees the option to work in the office one or two days a week and working at home for the remainder of the week. 

Offering a flexible schedule is a proven way to increase employee motivation. In a Forbes study, they discovered that 46% of job seekers search for opportunities that offer some kind of flexibility in their workweek. This statistic did not go unnoticed with 86% of the “worlds best companies to work for” adopting this way of motivation. 

So, by offering a flexible workweek you will motivate your current employees and present yourself as a progressive employer attracting talented candidates. 

Recognise their achievements

Nothing is worse than hard work going unnoticed. Sometimes all people need is recognition for a job well done. By giving credit where it is due, you will not only motivate your employees, they will feel compelled to continue doing wondrous work. 

Showing gratitude to your employees can be as simple as noting down a good idea your employee had during a meeting or thanking them privately. Ultimately this will help you run your business easier with the help of your employees’ hard work, whilst creating job satisfaction with your staff.

Acknowledging the energy and personal sacrifice is important as it creates a sense of fulfilment. Imagine working long hours to find out your efforts lead to nothing. What are the chances that employee will go out of their way again for the company? Keeping your employees motivated (especially during hard times) will keep the ship that is your business steady sailing. 

Allow room for growth 

Giving your employees room to grow within the company is a huge motivator. The looming dread that it might be an expensive motivator depending on that employee’s wage is understandable. However, the psychological well being of your employees is equally (if not more) important. Give opportunities for top staff members to climb the ladder and progress in your company. 

Having clear trust in your staff to take on higher-level roles will not only motivate them but will help them understand that you respect them and acknowledge that they are a valuable team player.

Be a respectful and honest manager 

This one seems obvious! But poor management is one of the top reasons employees jump ship. Clear communication and being mindful of your employees are the foundation for making this form of motivation work. Keep it simple and treat your team the way you would like to be treated. If it’s a new employee joining your team, ask them how their first day went. See if there is any way you can accommodate them to perform better. 

Luckily this method of motivation doesn’t require years of experience, just experience of being a decent human being!

Employee Rewards 

Incentives are a brilliant way to charge up your employees. The great thing about employee rewards is that they can be a range of different things, from extra commissions for your sales team to covering the lunch bill or even as far as profit share in your company. Either way, if employees know there is a goal they can accomplish that will result in a reward, that will create a sense of fulfilment and purpose to their work. 

Share Positive Feedback 

The feeling of fulfilment in a work environment is very important. As an employer, you have to remember that your staff are consistently going out of their way to push your business forward and provide excellent customer service. This could be something as simple as your employee going above and beyond to recover a lost order from your eCommerce store. If your customer is satisfied with the service they received, share this with your employee. Give them motivation by letting them know their effort is not going unnoticed.

A brilliant addition to Jobsdiem is that you can leave feedback on how well your employee helped your business. This doesn’t only help them progress in their career but it also will give them the motivation to do fantastic work for you again, if you decide to bring them on full-time or temporarily for an upcoming project.

Offer food in the workplace

Tasty snacks in the office could be the hidden key to employee retention. After all, nobody works well on an empty stomach. However, it isn’t that easy! Your employees have to have a level of job satisfaction already, offering food in the workplace is the cherry on top. Nonetheless, it makes sense that food will motivate your employees. It is a considerate gesture and shows your staff that you care for them as a person and not just an employee of your company. 

Don’t take your talented team for granted. Use this as a simple guide in maintaining happy employees and having a solid long term relationship with your staff. 

Get started with Jobsdiem and create the dream team. 

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As a student or gig worker in London, it’s not always worth following the  tourists around the busy, expensive attractions. You’ve seen the London  Eye, you know about the London Dungeons and Madame Tussauds. Here  are some places in London to visit that aren’t quite on the main tourist  circuit, are often cheaper or free, and will make for a great student or  young person experience in the capital.  

Sky Garden - 20 Fenchurch Street  

At the top of the skyscraper on Fenchurch Street known as the Walkie  Talkie is a garden observatory with very hard to beat, immediate views of  the city and its rooftops. Just a short walk from Monument tube station,  the Sky Garden is free(!) seven days a week, though you have to book  tickets in advance. However, there is also a range of restaurants 35 floors  up the Walkie Talkie if you want to splash out.

Hampstead Heath and Primrose Hill 

If you want some equally stunning but more natural views of London, take  a short trip up from beautiful Regent’s Park to Primrose Hill, which just on  the edge of Central London provides breathtaking views of the city. Go at  

sunset and enjoy the magical old lamp posts lighting up the park when it  gets dark.  

If you like that, go a little further north to Hampstead Heath, one of the  largest parks in London, that stands higher than Primrose Hill and is set  further back, so while not as immediate, provides an amazing wide  panorama of the capital.  


Camden Lock 

Okay, it’s a little touristy, but Camden Lock and it’s market is worth a visit if  you haven’t been. Great street food, weird and wonderful stores popping  out everywhere, tattoo parlours, and yes, the Vagina Museum, are all on  offer. Plus you can take a boat ride on the pretty canal to get away from 

the crowds. And if you’re after a little music, just across the street is the  Electric Ballroom, or if you’re in the mood for some jazz, the famous Jazz  Cafe.  


Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane  

While Borough Market is always a great foodie experience, Spitalfields  Market offers up great food, fashion and art in a historic location, plus you  can walk across the road and check out Brick Lane, enjoying the  incredible array of graffiti and street art, vintage shops and the best bagels  in town. There’s so much on offer round here that’s not too pricey, or has  the regular Central tourist crowds. If you need a drink after a day at the  market, head to the Breakfast Club in Spitalfields, and walk through a  fridge (yes) to the hidden speakeasy-style cocktail bar The Mayor of  Scaredy Cat Town.  

Spitalfields Market


Waterloo Vaults  

The Vaults are located under the railway tracks going in and out of  Waterloo station. For a while now, they’ve been used as an open space  for general creativity, boasting some of London’s best graffiti, art  installations and there is even the underground Vaults theatre that hosts  the Vaults festival, one of London’s best performing arts festivals. If that’s  not your thing, there’s a pub restaurant inside the Vaults serving up some  great grub and board games, so you can play Monopoly or Settlers of  Catan whilst having a burger and a pint.

BFI Southbank / IMAX / Prince Charles Cinema  

Cinephile? There’s loads of cinemas in London, but like a lot of things in  the city, they’re usually overly expensive for what they are. If you’re under 

25 though, you can get £3 tickets to the BFI Southbank, the centre of  cinema in the UK showing everything from the latest blockbuster to 70mm  prints of Lawrence of Arabia, and offering live Q+As with the most  respected directors in the world. And if you’re after a matchless big screen  experience, head across the road to the BFI IMAX, boasting the biggest  screen in Europe. If you want something a bit more independent, skip past  the Vue cinema in Leicester Square down a side street to the Prince  Charles Cinema hiding behind it. Reportedly Tarantino’s favourite cinema,  it serves up new Oscar winners and old classics alike.

Hackney and Dalston  

Hackney and Dalston, in north-east London, are a haven for hipsters, but  they offer up a lot more than that. Another area of London that provides  incredible and unique nightlife, Hackney and Dalston have some of the  city’s best bars and clubs. Historically a Turkish area and now a diverse  hub of culture, there’s some fantastic restaurants of all cuisines, and it  also doubles up as the best place to get a kebab and a haircut. There’s  also a phenomenal bustling arts scene. If you’ve not had your fill of arty  stuff, check out the stunning Rio Cinema, a truly independent stunning Art  Deco movie theatre and the Arcola, an Off-West End theatre at the  forefront of emerging theatre in the UK.

Fabric / Brixton Academy / Electric Brixton / Ministry of Sound 

Like a night out? London is known for some of the best nightlife in the  world. There’s also some pretty bad stuff, so don’t go anywhere. Ministry  of Sound in Elephant & Castle and Fabric in Farringdon are regularly cited  as two of the best nightclubs in the world. There’s also Brixton, a must-go  for people looking for a lively area with amazing nightlife, also offering  great street food and vintage shops. 

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