Human Resource Management and Social Responsibility EILEEN DUNN, ALEX PASQUALONE, AND STEPHANIE SEDMAK Employee Motivation Motivation is the employees enthusiasm for work and drives the employee to complete an action or task. A want to solve a problem and complete an assignment. Factors that will Motivate Employees Interesting Work- activities related to work that employees enjoy doing. Good Wages- Receiving an income that your able to support yourself from. Full Appreciation of Work Done- When employee finishes task they knowing they have done a good job. Factors that will Motivate Employees Job Security- knowing that a person won’t be fired or laded off. Good Working Conditions- Employees feel comfortable and respected in their place of work Promotions and Growth in the OrganizationKnowing an employee will be able to expand in a company, either through receiving a raise in salary or a higher position. Factors that will Motivate Employees Feeling of being in on things- when you feel like you have everything under control and you are not overloaded with work. Personal Loyalty to Employees- As management you make personal bonds with good employees and will be loyal to them. Tactful Discipline- Disciplining with several different ways Sympathetic Help with Personal ProblemsCounseling your employees on a corporate and personal level. Ways to Motivate Employees There are many ways to motivate employees, two ways to do so are: Training: Training happens when employees are first hired, but training never ends. This should be led by supervisors with help from specific employees who show strength in the skills taught. Leadership Roles: Give leadership roles to reward performance and to help identify future promotable employees. When Employees are not Motivated When employees are not motivated in your company negative things can come from it, this includes Poor Performance Dissatisfaction Poor Customer Service When Employees are not Motivated Poor Performance: Employees who are not motivated perform at a lower level than other workers. If no excitement for the mission of the company it can be difficult to maintain the momentum needed to complete a task. Dissatisfaction: When one employee lacks motivation, it can bring down the morale of the entire office. Poor Customer Service: Unmotivated employees may not have the energy or patience to deal with customers. With customers unhappy this can give your company a bad reputation. Motivation Program When an employee does a good job on something or just needs a little motivation in their day just follow these steps: 1. Create a good working environment so everyone is in a positive working mood. 2. Give a good recognition and acknowledgement to an employee that achieves a certain goal. 3. In the school store a crucial part of learning how to work the store is through one on one training time. Motivation Program Cont. 4. If an employee makes a successful sale or does well helping an employee they need immediate on the spot praise. 5. Team spirit is an important part of running any store, if you don’t believe in your product the customers won’t either. 6. Have occasional social gatherings and get to know all the DECA workers on a more personal level where everyone meets in the DECA room and has pizza and talks. Motivation Program Cont. Theme concerts once a month where whoever designs the display case the best wins a prize. 8. Executive appraisal is the highest form of appraisal that exists and if you get an appraisal from your teacher that means you are doing a great job. 9. Leadership roles are very crucial, if you tell someone they have a certain section they are in charge of then you will be more inclined to work harder. 10. Giving your employees additional responsibilities is a big thing, they will feel like they are respected and will try to impress management with hard work. 7.