In a time when the job market is rapidly changing, layoffs are occurring in waves, and times are still a bit uncertain, it’s normal that your staff might need a little extra motivation in the workplace. If you’re an employer or manager, and feel like your staff is working on autopilot, there are ways to keep your team motivated with a clear head and productive environment.

Incentive programs

Reconfiguring bonuses and raises can help keep your team focused on their goals and work quality. For instance, if your organization generally gives bonuses around the holidays, consider splitting up the bonuses into a quarterly earning. Knowing an extra paycheck is coming every few month is an incentive to your employees. This can also be considered with commission structures.

Early communication

Always try to communicate early with your team if you know of any changes or slowdowns in the company or market. Keep an open line with between staff and manager. Employees respond more positively when they know their superiors are remaining empathetic and keeping their best interest at heart.

Growth opportunities

Your team members want to know advancement is in their future. Always be sure that you’re checking in on their performances every quarter in order to remind them of their growth opportunities. Knowing that a promotion or higher position is on the horizon will keep them motivated in the workplace. If possible, it is also ideal to offer employees assistance in obtaining a new degree or licensure to climb in their career.

Accepting failure

Try to support your employees when they have fresh, new ideas, even if you’re not quite sure how they will play out. They want to know their managers are not only listening, but taking them seriously as well. Indeed says, “If you criticize or publicly blast your employees’ failures, they’re going to lose the motivation to try something new. Accept that taking risks comes with some failure. Use it as an opportunity to learn and improve next time, so employees feel comfortable taking risks in the future.”

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Jun 6, 2023

COVID-19 Updates from Green Key Resources

To our employees, clients and candidates –

In these difficult times, I want to assure you that Green Key Resources has taken a number of aggressive steps to protect our team and do our part to limit the spread of Covid-19, the coronavirus. While it is not “business as usual,” we are still actively working with clients and candidates and with our temp employees to meet everyone’s needs.

We have arranged for our entire staff of recruiters, account managers, researchers and support personnel to work from home. While our physical offices are closed for the duration of the crisis, all calls are being answered as usual without interruption. Emails and text or other messaging will also be handled as they always have. Our service to you will continue uninterrupted.

We have also implemented additional procedures to ensure the safety of our candidates, temp employees and clients. These include:

  • Video conferencing for interviews to reduce the instances of in-person contact as recommended by health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Arrangements for our temporary employees to work remotely wherever possible
  • Enhanced IT support for all client and candidate system access.

We are here to do everything we can to help you through this crisis. Your Green Key Resources contacts can answer questions, take and fill job orders, arrange interviews and handle all business issues as they always have.

Our objective in taking these steps is to be as proactive as possible to reduce the health risks to our employees, clients and candidates. If you have immediate concerns or needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to your Green Key contact.

We know so many of you are concerned about the health of employees and loved ones and the impact the coronavirus is having on your business. Green Key Resources is here to help you through these difficult times. Staying in close communication is the most effective antidote to the workplace worries we all share.

For the last 15 years Green Key has been your trusted advisor and we continue to serve you through these unusual circumstances. We will get through these challenging times together.

Andrew Chayut

Managing Partner

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