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Why your business should change incentives and how to do it

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Bonuses have long been a business tradition. And, to a degree, they work. You work harder, the business makes more money and, in return, you end up with a fatter payslip – simple and satisfying, no? Not always. As we’re often reminded, there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. The latter will always dampen the bonus party spirit, because one look at your shiny, sizeable payslip will reveal that much of what you’ve earned in addition to your base salary has been gobbled up by the tax man, leaving a somewhat menial take-home fee for all the blood,…

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The complete guide to working from home and avoiding distractions

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In 2016, a study revealed that 1.5 million people had swapped the traditional working environment for that of their own home office. That colossal figure has contributed to an increase of nearly a quarter of a million home workers in the last decade. The benefits of working from home are compelling to even the staunchest supporters of regular 9 to 5, office-based working practises. You get to set your own hours, avoid the need to waste time each day commuting and find yourself surrounded by homely comforts. Technology has played a huge part in the rise of the home worker, too,…

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Inexpensive rewards to motivate your staff

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Bonuses are not the only way to motivate your staff, though the extra money is nice, it is quickly taken up by the tax man, spent and then forgotten. In addition to this, bonuses can easily mount up costing the company a lot of money, for this reason there are plenty of small to medium businesses who simply cannot afford to give their workers a bonus. Fortunately, there are plenty of other ways to motivate and encourage your staff, which do not have to cost much but make a much more lasting impression. Why should you motivate your staff? Ensuring…

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It’s not all about bonuses: how to motivate employees for free

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Getting lost in the assumption that bonuses and additional pay are the only ways to make workers more productive is an expensive business. Bonus schemes on top of bonus schemes and a payroll that is as unwieldy as it is inconsistent are two indicators that an organisation has fallen into the trap of assuming employees are only motivated by one thing – money. We all go to work, ultimately, to get paid. But a career is so much more than that; it’s about learning, developing one’s interpersonal skills and realising ambitions. Wonderful things can be achieved in business, but there…

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