2020-2021 Funded Rotary Peace Fellowships International Masters/Certificate 2020-2021: Course starts Study in: USA, Japan, UK, Australia, Sweden, Thailand Deadline: 31 May 2019 (annual) Brief description: Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships to pursue a Professional Development Certificate Program or Masters Degree Program related to peace and […] More
The Complete University Guide (CUG) carries out the Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees on yearly basis. The Reddin Survey is the only comprehensive survey of university tuition fees across the United Kingdom and as such can prove a useful resource for prospective students around the world. Read also:Official list of UK universities that accept […] More
Rotary Scholarships for Water and Sanitation Professionals, Rotary International Masters Degree Deadline: 1/15 April 2019 (annual) Study in: Netherlands Course starts Oct 2019 Brief description: Through this partnership, a limited number of scholarships are awarded annually for graduate students at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education’s campus in the Netherlands. These scholarships are designed to […] More
1. Oxford University Chances are, you’ve heard of Oxford. It’s the oldest university among English-speaking countries, and if that’s not enough, scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed here. One-third of Oxford’s student body is international, and sixty-three percent of post-graduate students come from outside of the UK. The university’s strength is in research […] More
World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program Deadline: 11 Apr 2019 (annual) Study in: selected Countries Course starts AY 2019-2020 Brief description: The World Bank Scholarships Program contributes to the World Bank Group’s mission of forging new dynamic approaches to capacity development and knowledge sharing in the developing world. It is an important component of the Bank […] More
Finally, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) 2019 Exam Date has been schedule. Read more: List of Federal Universities in Nigeria with their Cut Off mark The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAM) has closed for 2019 sales of Registration Form. Read more: Federal and State universities that accept 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, […] More
This is a list of Federal Universities in Nigeria with their cut mark. Nigeria is organised into 36 states and a federal capital territory (FCT) in Abuja. Read more: List of top Universities approved by National Universities Commission (NUC) in Nigeria As a result of the oil boom years of the 1970s, tertiary level of […] More
Federal and State universities that accept 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, or 189 It is very important to know about the cut off mark of any University before applying, every University in Nigeria have their cut off mark, if you score below their cut off mark, they will not give you […] More
It will be very bad if you go to school and at the end of it you have a certificate that is not valid. That is why we decided to go to National Universities Commission (NUC) to get the full list of Universities that are approved by NUC in Nigeria. Before that, there are 43 […] More
Are you ready to ace your upcoming job interview? First of all, be careful. There is such a thing as too much information. Be discreet, for example, when you discuss your previous employers and jobs. It’s important to be prepared to respond effectively to the questions that employers typically ask in an interview. Since these job interview […] More
There are hundreds of ways to motivate your employees, but overall you’ll need to implement things that fit with your company (i.e. don’t have a ‘dog-at-work-day’ if someone in your office has a phobia of dogs, or don’t build a multimillion pound fun office if your company has only just kicked-off). Below I have listed 5 things that every company, small or large, can implement to make your company a more fun place to work. Minimal expense needed!
As an employer, keeping your workforce motivated should be a top priority. A happy employee is a productive one, and what more could you want than a happy and productive workforce? Happiness at work is a key factor in the retention and attraction of existing and potential employees. If an employer makes the workplace a fun place to be, then people are more likely to stay within your company, meaning experience and knowledge will flourish.
1. A round of applause
This is a simple point that you wont spend a penny on, but it’s very motivating! When an employee has completed something really worthwhile or difficult, then get your whole team to applause them (literally) at your next team meeting. It’s a great feeling to now that your hard work has been noticed, and therefore will spur employees on to work as hard as they can.
2. A bacon sandwich
Another simple but thoughtful gesture is providing a free breakfast for everyone. Not only is breakfast one of the most important meals of the day, it’s also a great time for building relationships with your team. Sitting down and eating breakfast together is typically done with your family, so eating breakfast with your team will instill the team aspect of work. It’s also a great way to start off a busy day – positive, full-up, and eager to go!
3. A flexible working calendar
In recent years, many companies have been embracing a flexible attitude to their work. One of the most famous companies doing this is Virgin, who’s policy allows any employee to take as many days holiday as they wish! Although you may not want to take flexible working hours so literally a la Branson, you can still implement a more flexible working calendar for colleagues.
You could introduce flexi-days, allow colleagues to work from home, or allocate a ‘long lunch’ day (perfect for team lunches!). Allowing this type of flexible working has become popular in recent years, mainly due to the changes in the ways in which we work. Allowing employees to have a flexible working calendar demonstrates your trust in them.
4. 20 Minutes of your time
An important part of a productive and happy workplace is communication. You should always make time for your employees in order to hear about their own experiences. Organise a monthly meeting with individuals one on one, and ask employees for their honest opinions on whats going well and what’s not in the office, what they think should change or what they think is working well.
This way, everyone has their say. There’s nothing worse than leaving your employees feeling powerless at work, so doing this reinstates the importance of communication, and the importance of each employees opinions.
5. A Friday afternoon beer
This is a simple and pretty popular way to give back to your employees – finish Friday’s with a chilled beer and relax. It’s been proven that productivity declines on a Friday afternoon from 2:45pm, so why not use this time to stop doing work and get to know your employees a bit better?
As well as being a pretty sweet perk, it also works as a small token of recognition. “You’ve worked hard all week, now let’s chill!”. Employees will feel appreciated and therefore work harder during normal working hours.
6. Let Them Have More Autonomy
How many times over the years, especially on your way up in the company, have you thought to yourself “I know what I’m doing. I wish the boss would leave me alone and let me do it!” You hired your employees and trained them.
Now let them accomplish what needs to be done without constant checking and input. Maybe you would complete a task one way but the employee feels more comfortable doing it another way. As long as the end result is achieved, does it really matter how it was done?
By asking that something be done and then allowing the employee the space to do it without constantly checking on progress, you are showing confidence in your employee. You are in effect saying you trust them to do what is asked. This trust translates into the employee doing things willingly.
7. Ask Them for Their Ideas on Everything
One of the most important things an employer can do is make their staff feel like they are an important part of the operation. When you are considering something new, call a meeting and ask your employees what they think. Take their ideas into consideration.
In the end, you have the final decision-making authority, but by allowing employees to voice their opinions, you not only create a feeling of well-being among the employees but you also allow yourself the chance to see things from an angle you may not have noticed. Everyone benefits.
8. Brainstorm the Losses Don’t Ignore Them
You may feel that ignoring the losses will make employees feel better because you aren’t showing disappointment. Unfortunately, silence can be much worse in a person’s mind than being criticized.
When something happens that indicates a loss or failure, sit with the individuals involved. Help them figure out what went wrong and figure out how to change things so the failure doesn’t happen again. Let them know you have confidence in them and are there for support.
9. Random Acts of Kindness
Think about the daily events that mean something to your employees, even those not related to work. Family births, deaths or anniversaries have meaning. Daily, on the job, minor victories may not mean a great deal as a whole, but they may be important to your employee.
Every so often, surprise employees with something special. It can be tickets to their favorite team’s game, a lunch or a gift certificate to somewhere you know they enjoy. These gestures, coming out of the blue, often mean more than things like annual bonuses.
10. Let Them Choose Professional Development Options
Few employees want to remain where they are within a company. Find out what the career goals of your employees are and help them work towards achieving those goals. Maybe they need more schooling or need the opportunity to work in another department to learn a certain skill.
Give them the opportunities they need to improve and grow toward their ultimate goals. Even those who see themselves in a similar position as yours one day deserve the opportunity to try. Mentor them. Employees who are allowed to grow toward their best vision of themselves will give their best performance now.
Motivation is being willing to give your best. By treating your employees as people first and workers second, you give them the incentive to do their best. You might be surprised at the intelligence and future-oriented thoughts that lie beneath the humble manner of some employees.
Let them know you see them and you care and they will show their appreciation with loyalty to you and the company, and an internal wish to make it the best place it can be.
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