Nobody in the world of HR would disagree with the notion that motivated employees work harder and perform better. This in turn leads to a healthy, positive atmosphere in the workplace, increased productivity and better results for the business.
The onus is on HR and management to ensure their organisation’s employee benefits and reward proposition is well-considered and fit for purpose. Most importantly, that it is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect the increasing diversity and dynamism of the workforce of today’s fast-paced world, where change is the only constant.
Here at Edenred, championing the benefits of employee motivation is second nature. It’s what we do. The idea is a simple one: a human and transparent approach to motivation that inspires trust and treats each employee in the way they deserve - as an individual.
The personal touch
An approach to employee engagement that celebrates the individual means you stay ahead of the curve and ensures your benefits and reward package is appropriate and effective at all times.
If you don’t get that bit right, discontent workers who don’t perform and leave because they feel under-valued can end up costing your business dearly.
Instead, a benefits and reward programme that reflects the needs of a modern workforce with different attitudes, priorities and career expectations will empower your people to make their own choices.
This in turns creates an energised environment full of motivated people where work is enjoyable for everyone, not just a select few, and success is celebrated openly and often.
Give yourself a challenge
The real commercial gains of employee motivation for your business come from challenging yourself and being challenged by your benefits provider to do things differently.
It’s not just about changing the way you do one or two things, it’s a wholesale shift in behaviour and attitude in order to create a culture of genuine appreciation and recognition in the workplace.
Edenred has never been better placed to meet the employee engagement needs of the 21st Century workforce. As a trusted world leader in employee benefits and reward with unrivalled expertise in our field, we have now brought together our 250 products and services under one powerful umbrella.
Captured by the group's new slogan “We connect, you win”, reflecting our growing network of 1.4million merchant and retail partners, 43 million users of our solutions and 750,000 companies, and the ongoing digitisation of our services, our extensive brand portfolio offers existing and new clients the same quality as always but with even more focus on maximum choice and value.
Flexible, adaptable solutions to meet all your employee engagement requirements under one roof, with all the benefits of choice and customisation at your fingertips – what more could anyone want?
Andy Philpott is sales and marketing director at Edenred. You can find more tips and insight around the role of benefits in supporting employee performance at www.edenred.co.uk/e.hub