With 4 methods to increase work motivation below, you can make your company’s outsourced employees work more productively and efficiently.
- Recognition of efforts
Have you said a “thank you” to an outsourced employee working at your company recently? If not, take some time to reflect on how many times you recognize the employee’s efforts and acknowledge them. Recognition is extremely important to most employees. Especially the outsourced employees.
People always want to feel valued at work. When you recognize their efforts and contributions, they will feel more confident and motivated to be productive.
- Prize giving
If all you’ve ever done was say “thank you” or “good job” to motivate your outsourced employees, they’re bound to ask questions. Do you really recognize their abilities?
Show appreciation for their efforts by giving them a reward. You can create nomination programs. Rewards can be cash or movie tickets, gift cards.
You can also use this tactic to motivate teams. For example, the team with the best performance will get a lunch at a pizza restaurant or something similar. Remember, rewards don’t have to be expensive for employees to feel appreciated.
- Give feedback/review
Another way for outsourced employees to be motivated without spending any extra money is to give them feedback/reviews. Many employers do not have regular reviews of their employees. Even full-time employees only evaluate performance 1-2 times a year
Employees always want lots of regular reviews from their boss. This is especially true for young employees who like clarity and timely judgment from their superiors. If you’re working on a project, have timely feedback reviews at the end of the day or once a week.
Feedback and reviews can tell employees what they are doing. It can also provide helpful advice on how to improve. Armed with this knowledge, employees can feel better equipped to tackle even the toughest tasks.
- Provide opportunities to learn and improve skills
Many employers stop training after an employee completes the training. Think about continuing to create opportunities for employees to train and improve job skills. Your outsourced employees still need to keep honing their skills to get better, because they’re still working for you.