Could employers use personalised gifts to motivate staff?
Employers have been urged to motivate and engage their staff in order to curb the number illness-related absences - which could include giving them personalised gifts.
A survey by ELAS has revealed that today (February 7th) is considered to be National Sickie Day and Dave Fleming, sales director at Badenoch & Clark, believes managers should try to inspire their workforce in a bid to discourage them from having unnecessary time off.
The financial company's recent study highlighted that more than ten percent of UK employees admitted their primary motivation for going to work is debt and more than 20 per cent cited routine as the reason.
"It is up to employers to foster an environment in which their employees feel their contributions are valued," Mr Fleming stated, adding that bosses should give their workforce attention to show they are appreciated.
Meanwhile, Tom Hadley, director of policy and professional services for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, recently stated that bringing in temporary workers can provide businesses with flexibility, something that may prompt bosses to consider personalised gifts as a way of showing their gratitude.
Article published 7th Feb 2011
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Published by Adfero