Employee Motivation and Productivity

Are your people motivated, productive and profitable? Follow these tips to nurture a people-first company culture where all your employees can become top performers.


Staff recognition - picture is Thank You by Nate Grigg - Flickr CC licence
  • Employee Engagement Blogs
  • Is World Gratitude Day a useful contribution to staff recognition?

    Today is World Gratitude Day Hooray. A lot of empty gestures will be made today, says my inner cynic, mostly in companies that want employees to think they really care. This is…

  • Employee Engagement
  • Why is it so hard to keep good teachers?

    The kids are not alright If you come from a privileged background your life chances are still greater – the gap between rich and poor remains ‘persistently high’. The Commission…

  • CEO Concerns
  • The missing link for motivation at work

    As an HR manager, how would you like the world to be different? We ask this because at WeThrive we help companies understand what their staff need in order to work…

  • CEO Concerns
  • Which is best for motivating a team – carrots or sticks?

    We spend a lot of time debating the problems of motivating a team – when to use carrots or sticks, or what level of bonus might be appropriate for a…

  • CEO Concerns
  • Staff sickness cancels 500 trains

    It has been a bad week for anyone who has to commute into London by Southern Railway. The trains are packed enough as it is, with many season ticket holders…

    Motivation theory
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  • Motivation theory and what does it mean to thrive?

    As you can imagine, that’s an important question to us. And in a field full of similarly vague concepts (happiness, satisfaction, engagement, motivation and so on) it seems an important…

    employee engagement for breatheHR customers
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  • Wellbeing in the workplace: making space to really care for your people

    Wellbeing in the workplace is talked about so much in the press you would be forgiven for thinking we are making real progress in that area. Unfortunately, while awareness is…

    Developing effective employee engagement strategies for business success
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  • Leading business success through listening

    The CIPD annual conference in November is looking to be a successful event.  The topic of employee engagement is coming up again as it will probably every year because it…

    CIPD Future-focussed HR & How do we boost motivation in the workplace?
  • Employee Engagement
  • CIPD Annual Conference – future-focussed HR building motivation in the workplace

    The CIPD annual conference next week has as its tag-line “Future-focussed HR at its best”. It’s looking like it will be a great event. One talk particularly caught my eye on…

    Protests in Paris by Antonin Remon. Flickr Creative Commons licence
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  • How to improve employee engagement, not lose your shirt

    France is famous for direct action, but this was something else We’re used to piles of burning tyres at the Eurotunnel, lakes of milk in the Champs-Elysées, etc., but the…

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  • Four steps to the best employee retention strategy

    So you already tried free yoga sessions, a pool table in the kitchen, discount health club, pilates in the lunchbreak and wacky colour schemes in the relaxation zone, and you’re still…

  • Employee Engagement Blogs
  • Why are so many people unhappy at work?

    One way to answer the question about why so many people hate their jobs is to remember the very best job you ever had and ask yourself what made it…


  • Employee Motivation and Productivity
  • Thurs 8th December 2022 at 10:00 | GMT

    Improve Productivity & Efficiency in 2023 with WeThrive

    The world has changed dramatically, and the workplace is more chaotic than ever. For your businesses and people to succeed in 2023, investing in productivity and efficiency is crucial.

  • CEO Concerns
  • Thu, Mar 11, 2021 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM GMT

    5 tips for unlocking motivation in your remote team

    Organisations facing falling motivation levels and increasing numbers of disengaged employees in 2021 may not come as a huge surprise. Last year, 45% of UK businesses reported feeling confused about…

    headspace and breathe
  • CEO Concerns
  • Thu, 19 Nov 2020 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM GMT

    Safeguarding employee wellbeing and improving productivity

    Among the complex challenges CEOs and MDs have faced this year, keeping the workforce safe, happy and productive has been one of the most important – yet hardest to overcome.…

  • Employee Motivation and Productivity
  • Thu, Sep 10, 2020 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM BST

    Tools to improve productivity in remote teams

    Just a few months ago managing a team was infinitely easier – getting everyone together in one room for a coffee or lunch in the local (remember that?). Even in…


    employee wellbeing
  • CEO Concerns
  • The guide to employee engagement: For happy and productive people

    *Updated June 2020 for accuracy and comprehensiveness post COVID 19* Among the complex challenges every business is now facing, from remote working, changing work practices to meet social distancing requirements…