What do employees most want from their job?

People’s motivations at work can be varied and complex, and when considering motivations, employers should be aware of what motivates employees and makes them loyal. Here’s a few top motivators for today’s workforce.

Getting the balance right is key. Quality of life is important, for well being and good mental health, and people want to feel they aren’t being pressured into staying late at work. Encourage everyone to work their contracted hours only.

Encourage healthy relationships. It’s the people that make it worthwhile – people like to work in strong, motivated and positive teams, and should be encouraged to form friendships and be comfortable with their colleagues.

It’s all about praise. It’s easy to forget to praise good work, but it’s vital you do – a “well done” and a “thank you” goes a long way and boosts people’s confidence and motivation, plus those around them.

What about salary? You may think that a good salary is the most important thing to people – yes, the money’s got to be right, but even if people are being paid over the odds, if they don’t feel job satisfaction they’re likely to move on in the end.

For more information about our latest vacancies, or to how Flexistaff can support your business, contact us on 0844 556 2916 or office@flexistaffuk.com.

Tackling stress for forklift operators

Forklift jobs are by no means easy jobs. Even with safety measures improving and equipment becoming more sophisticated working in a fast pace warehouse environment can be stressful. So what are the major challenges to forklift work, and how can you combat workplace stress?

What’s the temperature? Often forklift drivers are required to work in changing temperatures, whether it’s outside, inside or in freezer environments. This can be both physically and mentally stressful – make sure you’ve put the right safeguards in place, so forklift operators don’t feel the effects of changing temperatures too harshly.

Looming deadlines. Forklift operators usually work in fast paced environments with strict deadlines, meaning there’s a temptation to rush and potentially cause accidents. Managing workload and deadlines effectively is vital to avoid deadline stress.

Training needs. Training can sometimes feel like an afterthought or another stress for forklift operators. By using our partner organisation The Forklift Truck Training Centre you can remove all the stress out of training and make the process as easy as possible.

For more information about our forklift vacancies, or to find out how Flexistaff can support your business, contact us on 0844 556 2916 or office@flexistaffuk.com.