Josephine's Personnel Services, Inc.

Employee Motivators – Five Ideas to Help You Understand Your Team

March 4th, 2014
What motivates you?

What motivates you?

When trying to create a cohesive work environment, understanding what makes your employees tick is especially important. In this blog post, we identify five common workplace motivators for employees in hopes of helping managers and employers gain a sense of the most common desires their team members have. 

Five Common Employee Motivators

1. Work-Life Balance: The ability to maintain their personal life while also performing well at work is something that ranks highly among employee motivators. Keep in mind that an employee wanting to do well at work doesn’t always mean that they are willing to give up time with their children or family in order to prove that they will go extra mile after extra mile. The ability to maintain this balance encourages an employee and usually creates a motivation to do even better work.

2. Growth Opportunities/Advancement: Advancement at work is especially important to employees as it acts as motivation for a continuously high standard of work.  As an employer or manager, it is essential to understand that an employee with no possible advancement opportunities will likely produce a lower quality of work and may not be loyal to the company in the long term.

3. Job Security/Stability: Employees shouldn’t have to worry about the security of their job every day. Try showing your employees that they are valued and an integral part of your success to cut back on any doubts they may have about their longevity at your company.

4. Financial Incentives: We live in a society driven by needs, and while the economy has suffered in the last few years, the need for financial stability has become a huge motivator for employees. In addition to a typical wage, try incentivizing your team members with bonuses and other various financial opportunities.

5. Good Office Environment: It is no secret that people work better in an environment that they are comfortable in. Be sure to create a cohesive and welcoming environment for your employees for continued nurturing of creativity and innovation; keep in mind that your office environment should directly reflect the climate and culture of your company.

What motivates an employee will vary from person to person, but it is essential to understand that those motivators are in direct correlation with the quality of work your employee produces, and in turn, the long term vitality of your company. Keep this in mind when working to engage and motivate employees and you will surely be set on a path of success for the future.

About Josephine’s Professional Staffing

Founded in 1988, Josephine’s Professional Staffing has nearly 25 years of business success and is continuously committed to providing superior quality staffing solutions to companies in the Bay Area. We proactively and consistently search for avenues to provide staffing solutions in the field of administrative, accounting, healthcare, light industrial, technical and professional services while taking pride in each of our employees. Josephine’s Professional Staffing is a Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (UDBE), and Minority Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWOBE). We can be reached at or 408.943.0111 and are located at 2158 Ringwood Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131

Photo Credit: HubSpot Images

One Response to “Employee Motivators – Five Ideas to Help You Understand Your Team”

  1. Maxwell Says:

    I enjoy reading through a post thwt will make men and women think.
    Also, many thanks for allowing for me to comment!

Leave a Reply