Money is one of the biggest motivators to employees when finding a new job, but there are many other things that can motivate employees. Below are three things that can motivate employees more than money:
Starting a new job can be a great feeling, but if you already know exactly what you’re doing when you start then that job is not really benefitting you the way it should be. Ever new job should be an opportunity to gain new knowledge and experience to make employees more well rounded, employable individuals. So experience, regardless of pay, can be more than enough of a motivator to employees who need more experience to get a higher up job in their field.
Employees like to be able to see where they are in a job, and how far they’ve come since they first started, seeing yourself progress can be a great motivators to employees to keep up their hard work. However, with profession comes recognition, meaning employers must know how to recognize their employees progression and properly reward them when they have done well. This doesn’t mean giving employees big, fancy gifts, but simply telling employees that they are doing a great job can go a long way in boosting morale and increasing their motivation.
Giving your employees responsibility, whether promoting them or allowing them to lead a project, can motivate them to work harder to produce a greater outcome. Promotions tend to come with increased pay, but if you were to increase an employee’s pay and not increase their responsibilities, they would not be greatly motivated to try harder. Employees find joy in being able to lead and accomplish tasks at work, and the first step is to motivate your employees by giving them more responsibilities at work.