A Lesson on Workplace Motivation (Infographic)

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Is employee engagement at the forefront of your mind when you’re recruiting for a role? If not, it really should be. Reports show that only 31.5% of U.S workers are actually engaged in their jobs, costing companies up to $550 billion every year due to lost productivity. So it’s all well and good for recruiters to place a candidate in a role, but if they aren’t actually motivated enough to fulfill their duties in that role, it’s not just a big ol’ waste of time, but a big ol’ waste of money too!

Engaged employees can play a huge part in the success or failure of a business. When workers are motivated, customer ratings increase by 10%, productivity rises by 21% and absenteeism falls by a whopping 37%.

So how can you motivate employees in the workplace? Well, the team at Brandeis University have designed this top-notch infographic to give us all a lesson on workplace motivation. So take note, recruiters – because when you know exactly what it is that drives productivity in employees, you can then use that information to source candidates that will fully commit to the role on offer. Because a happy employee = a happy company = a happy recruiter!

(Source: Brandeis University)

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