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How to Motivate Your Staff and Boost Productivity

How to Motivate Your Staff and Boost Productivity

The success of your business lies with your workforce. If staff feel unmotivated and are lacking job satisfaction, the performance of your business will suffer. Employees help project your company’s image and are fundamental to its reputation and overall profitability. Motivated staff are also likely to work harder and for longer, and to contribute their ideas, which may help your business innovate and grow. Ways to motivate your business’ employees Different things motivate different people, but the most effective way of motivating staff is to recognise their achievements and reward them accordingly. This reward doesn’t need to be financial – a trophy, some time off or even a round of applause can all go a long way in making employees feel valued. Other common motivators include good trai... »

Apprenticeships worth £1k each to construction firms

Apprenticeships worth £1k each to construction firms

Construction firms which take on apprentices who have been made redundant before they finished their training are eligible for grants of up to £1,000, following a £1 million funding boost from the National Apprenticeships Service (NAS). Employers in the construction industry can access the funding by using sector skills council ConstructionSkills’ Apprenticeship Matching Service (AMS), which matches apprentices that have been made redundant with firms in need of staff. “We have been talking to the Government in recent months about the need to support employers in our industry through this difficult time and the funding from the National Apprenticeship Service will do just that,” said ConstructionSkills apprenticeship programme manager, Nigel Donohue. “&p... »