Motivating Employees

Motivating Employees

Reward & Recognition on a Limited Budget

 Course description:  How can handing someone a banana be more meaningful than a trip to the islands?  Let's face it.  Company T-shirts, mugs, picnics, bonus trips, and even raises are simply a temporary distraction if people are treating each other like dirt on a daily basis or thwarting each other's work efforts to grab whatever this month's brass ring happens to be.   Identify elements in your work environment that are de-motivating your staff. Learn simple strategies for ongoing, meaningful recognition that will help you get the maximum benefit from your incentive and rewards program.  Includes the basic steps for setting up a new program and/or evaluating the one you have.  

Vendor:  INNOVATIONS
Length:  Lunch and Learn, ½ day or full-day
Minimum/Maximum participants: 15/30

 Objectives:  After participating in this session participants should be able to:

    • Explain the difference between reward and recognition
    • Identify current reward and recognition activities, whether formal or informal
    • Determine goals for reward and recognition that support company objectives

 Significance:  The Over-Riding Motivator

Course description:  Looking for a highly motivational presentation?  This is it!  About 90 percent of the real reasons that people make decisions and participate in any activity are unconscious and emotionally based.  That means we all have a hidden agenda, most of which is even hidden from us. 

 Psychologists have determined basic human needs that comprise that hidden agenda.  But there is one primary motivator that can over-ride all of them, even survival.  That powerful motivator is Significance. Our awareness of this powerful incentive may be conscious or unconscious.  Acknowledging and incorporating significance into your approach to yourself as well as others can make an incredibly positive impact.

Vendor:  INNOVATIONS
Length:  Lunch and Learn or ½ day
Minimum/Maximum participants: 15/30 

Objectives:  After participating in this session participants should be able to:

    • List three main traits of self-actualization
    • Describe the qualities of their personal heroes
    • Identify the deeper meanings to what they do that define success

 Staff Retention and Motivation

Course description:  Recruiting new staff effectively is an exercise in futility if you are losing them as fast or faster than you're recruiting them.  Many organizations point to low pay as the major culprit and it is, of course, a factor.  But, it is far from being the only one. 

Vendor:  INNOVATIONS
Length:  Lunch and Learn or ½ day
Minimum/Maximum participants: 15/30

Objectives:  After participating in this session participants should be able to:

    • Become "the observer" to evaluate the organization and its staff retention
    • Identify areas in which you can create a healthier, more balanced work environment
    • Identify what you have to offer employees and emphasize it

 Appraising People & Performance

Course description:  The performance appraisal is one of the most dreaded parts of managing people.  What process can you use to make this necessity easier on you and your employees?  Come to this program and find out!  We will talk about using an ongoing performance management process, which includes goal setting, coaching, and the "formal" performance appraisal. 

When we bring this session to your workplace, we will work with you to customize this program and will use your company's performance review in the training.  We are also able to provide you with feedback about your forms and processes and can work with you to make any changes necessary.

Vendor:  People Works, Inc.
Length:  Workshop:  3-4 Hours
Minimum/Maximum participants: 15/30

Objectives:  After participating in this session participants should be able to:

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    • Describe the most effective way to manage an employee's performance.
    • Understand how to set good, SMART goals with employees.
    • Describe the five-step meeting format that can be used for formal performance reviews.
    • Manage performance as an on-going process, not a one-time event.

Helping Employees Shine: Coaching & Feedback

Course description:  The key component of any manager or supervisor's job is to help employees be successful.  Paul Bryant said, "No coach has ever won a game by what he knows; it's what his players know that counts."  That's certainly true in the workplace, too!  No matter what the industry or job, employees across the board say effective, on-going feedback is key.  In this interactive program, we will discuss what you can do before, during, and after coaching to ensure you are truly helping your employees shine!

Vendor:  People Works, Inc.
Length:  Workshop:  3-4 Hours
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nimum/Maximum participants: 15/30

Objectives:  After participating in this session participants should be able to:

    • Indentify the things that need to be done before, during, and after coaching an employee.
    • Describe the differences between formal and informal coaching.
    • List high impact questions that will get the employee talking.
    • Handle objections you may receive from employees during a coaching session.
    • Use a tool to help document coaching sessions.

 Love 'Em or Lose 'Em:  Rewarding Motivating, & Retaining Employees

Course description:   You not only need people on your team that have the skills to do the job, you also need people who are motivated to do the job.  Committed, energized, motivated people can do great things.  In order to motivate and retain your employees, it is imperative to understand WHAT motivates and energizes them.  In this session, we'll give you everyday tips that you can use to provide a more motivational working environment.

Vendor:  People Works, Inc.
Length:  Workshop:  3-4 Hours
Minimum/Maximum participants: 15/30

Objectives:  After participating in this session participants should be able to:

    • Understand that retention is a serious and costly issue.
    • Describe strategies for managing and motivating different generations of workers.
    • Identify no-cost or low-cost ways to motivate and reward employees.
    • Understand what it takes to keep employees and why they leave.
    • Explain how to inspire people to go the extra mile.

 
To inquire about the vendor services, please call 515-294-4800 or email us at hrslandd@iastate.edu.