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Employee Motivation: Why it's Important and how to Improve it

Posted by Damon Ankers on 16-Oct-2019 16:49:00

So, what is it that motivates employees to bring their best to the table? 

The first word on most people's lips is of course money, and they wouldn't be wrong! The vast majority of us are indeed working to sustain or enhance our current lifestyle. However, employee motivation often runs much deeper and cannot be sustained purely via a paycheck. UK Salaries continue to rise with average earnings increasing by 3.3% however disengagement in the workplace is still rife with only 17% of UK workers engaged at work according to a report by Gallop

In this article we'll look at the different forms of motivation, the benefits of a motivated workforce, the potential consequences of a demotivated and disengaged team and last but not least how to increase employee motivation within your business. 

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How can employee engagement increase motivation?

Posted by Damon Ankers on 24-Sep-2019 11:39:00

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What is employee engagement and why does it matter?

Posted by Damon Ankers on 17-Sep-2019 10:55:00

What is employee engagement? 

Employee engagement relates to the level of commitment, passion and care an
employee feels about the work they do.
According to Gallup, there are three basic levels of employee engagement: engaged, not
engaged (disengaged) and actively disengaged.

Research shows that only 39% UK workers are engaged. The remaining 61% are either
disengaged or actively disengaged (Source: Perkbox)

But what does this mean?
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Bed Retailer 'Dreams Big' For Employee Engagement Awards

Posted by Damon Ankers on 07-Jan-2019 11:05:00

Congratulations are in order as  Workvine’s  customer, Dreams have been nominated as finalists in not one, but two categories at the 5th annual Employee Engagement Awards.

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Halloween 2018: Scary Employee Engagement Statistics

Posted by Peter Colley on 31-Oct-2018 17:25:00

We all have primal fears that can shake us to our core. That fear of the unknown that follows us everywhere like a cold shiver running down our spines.... 

Employee disengagement may not be top of your spook list, however, left untreated disengagement can quickly spread through the ranks and evolve into a living nightmare for employees, HR and senior leadership. 

In today's Halloween special we've uncovered 8 haunting statistics plaguing UK workforce's. 

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Encouraging Employee Engagement via Technology?

Posted by Peter Colley on 19-Mar-2018 09:45:00

Workvine have always emphasised  the necessary balance between engaged employees and innovative uses of technology. We want to live in a future that doesn't see our jobs snatched from us by robots.

Our Chairman and illustrious leader, Adrian Hobbs, recently took to the internet to share his insights on these potentially colliding developments.

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Pay Disparities Revealing and Bridging the Gap

Posted by Peter Colley on 17-Mar-2018 10:44:00

The policy to reveal the pay difference in workplace has been a thought-provoking one. In April 2018, companies with at least 250 employees or more will be encouraged to share their pay differences, primarily between male and female workers. And as of February 2018, over a thousand firms have done so, a practice that will be repeated on an annual basis. Another initiative – which will come into effect in June 2018 – will focus on the pay gap between workers and managers. Business owners will be encouraged to reveal the ratio between their CEO and their average worker, with companies being required to justify the difference.

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Spooky Employee Engagement Statistics

Posted by Damon Ankers on 31-Oct-2017 09:21:00

Halloween is the best time of year for a good scare. Of course, in the world of UK management, it’s going to take a bit more than the workplace wizard or office witch. Here's a few employee engagement stats that might leave you trembling in your boots.

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The Implementation Cycle: Applying the Logistics of an Employee App

Posted by Damon Ankers on 19-Sep-2017 09:01:00

In 2016, the UK logistics sector was said to contribute £55 billion to the UK economy. The value of logistics comes down to its ability to implement a strong process, be it a mailing system, material handling, an inventory check or a production line. All these owe their fluency to a positive implementation process beforehand.  But what if you need to improve the implementation of the implementation?

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Extending the Employee Loyalty Deadline

Posted by Peter Colley on 04-Jul-2017 14:46:50

Loyalty is one of a business’ key weapons.

Granted, you can’t necessarily wield it like a sword, but a company is always going to be at its strongest when it has loyal employees backing it.

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Making the Workplace Work for Millennials

Posted by Peter Colley on 29-Jun-2017 12:05:39

Millennials are taking over the UK workforce.

Not necessarily in a conquering fashion, but they're definitely growing in numbers. Manpower Group predicts that by 2020, Millennials will make up 35% of the UK workplace. Deloitte has predicted that by 2025, Millennials will make up 75%.

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The Engage, Train and Retain Chain

Posted by Peter Colley on 21-Jun-2017 11:59:30


When it comes to getting hold of your employees, bringing them up to speed and keeping them from jumping ship, they sometimes feel like completely separate concepts.

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Is 2017 Finally the Year to Say Goodbye to Annual Engagement Surveys?

Posted by Peter Colley on 05-Jun-2017 16:58:35


 For some employers, annual engagement surveys exist as the company’s bread and butter, the key to determine how satisfied your employees are, what draws them in like a magnet, and what makes them feel like they want to fly the coop.

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4 Employee Engagement Challenges and How to Tackle Them

Posted by Damon Ankers on 22-May-2017 14:09:57

Employee engagement is key factor in what makes a successful workplace. Without it employee morale and productivity can both plummet leading to increased staff turnover and reduced profitability. However, keeping your employees engaged isn't an easy task. The larger your workforce becomes the more challenging it can become to keep your workforce happy, motivated and committed. Here are the 4 top employee engagement challenges and how to overcome them. 

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Engaging Middle Managers to Drive Business Growth

Posted by Peter Colley on 09-May-2017 16:45:20

Are your middle managers engaged? Chances are if they're not, neither are the rest of your workforce... 

Middle management can play a pivotal role in the communication process, they are responsible for passing messages from the boss to employees and vice versa. However, there is often an extensive chain of people a message goes through before reaching the intended ears. There's an element of risk that the message may become diluted or its purpose misinterpreted along the way.

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