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Is Dopamine the Secret to Maintaining Employee Engagement?

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March 29, 2022

While a pay rise is welcome by everybody in any field of work, it is not the only reason an employee stays with their company. Motivation is not a permanent feeling and as such, strategies to sustain employee engagement within your organisation are needed to keep your business meeting its goals with motivated employees. But what is at the heart of employee engagement? And how can you generate more dopamine amongst your employees to ensure they feel rewarded and inspired to continue giving their best at work? There are well-researched and proven ways to make this happen – let us give you 2 top examples.

Team Building Days

Team building days are a fantastic way to improve employee engagement because studies show that we bond to other people through a shared experience. While you may be thinking working at the same company is enough, the reason team building days often centre around solving puzzles and challenges lies in how our brains are wired. In the work sphere, colleagues can view each other as competition for promotions or the manager’s good books, whereas cooperative activities that involve the production of adrenaline (whether a mental or physical activity) will enhance the collaboration of your team as everybody gets acquainted with the strengths and personalities of each other.

Everyone wants to feel like they’re a valued member of the team, so if they can contribute something towards a shared goal the entire team is working towards unanimously in a low-pressure setting, the novelty of the experience will engender positive feelings towards teamwork and the individuals they work with.

Once the dopamine hit of contributing some initiative in the team building day has subsided, your employees will be looking to replace that feeling by becoming a more involved member of the team. The positive rewards of actively feeling a part of your organisation will be reinforced as they contribute towards bolstering your reputation with their genuine enthusiasm.

Employee Award Scheme

An employee award scheme is a similar way of mining that feel-good chemical: dopamine as the reward for their efforts is set out for them. There are multiple ways to reward your employees and some you may even be doing already but making them predictable encourages employees to work hard in order to achieve that public recognition that elevates their social standing at work. The famous ‘employee of the month’ award is one of the most well-known ways of rewarding your employees, but vouchers, best performing lists and experience-based gifts also work well for fostering a sense of pride in your employees’ attitude to their work.

Employee engagement can be managed in many ways but an engagement strategy is guaranteed to bring success. We visit your workplace to review your procedures, ensure we understand your organisation with communication with you and then devise a tailored plan that incorporates your values and vision. Enquire with the team today to ensure you benefit from the most engaged employees you can have.

 

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  • November 01, 2022

    Precision Announces Anand Kakkad as Head of Technical. 

    Building a team from two to six in fourteen months, by empowering and coaching. 

     

    Precision People are pleased to announce the promotion of Anand Kakkad to Head of Technical. 

    Anand joined Precision, based in Leicester and operating since 2004,  in September 2018 as a Team Leader of the Maintenance division. Within fourteen months he built the team from two to six consultants, taking new recruits into high performers,  and as a result, was promoted to Divisional Manager of the Technical Perm team. 

    Director Phil Walker commented:- 

    Anand manages the team how most Managers don't; which is by empowering, leading, and coaching, whilst working the hard yards himself. He also takes the time to have an interest in his people's success and well-being. This makes him the most successful manager Precision has seen.

    This year, under his leadership, the Technical team of Permanent & Contract recruitment has created six promotions, progressing two Senior Recruiters into Managing Consultants and building a team with them. 

    Anand commented: - 

    After working at three different recruitment companies, I can firmly say at Precision People, we do things differently. Every business strategy is about people development and achieving individual and business goals together as a family.

    The next steps and progression are at the forefront of every conversation with our recruiters and managers. Without the support of Precision People as a whole, and my record-breaking team, none of this would be possible. 

    Phil added:- 

    At Precision, we hold progression at the top of our people development, every consultant has clear steps with measurables to get to the next level in their career, reviewed with them every month.

    With a record-breaking year this year, we are well on course to grow the team by double within the next three years to forty people, to achieve that we need to have the right culture that champions progression.  Those that make it into the management roles needed will benefit hugely both in their career and personally with rewards that are unique to Precision.

    Head to our meet the team page to find out more about us

    Recent coverage:- 

    Business East Midlands Link: https://www.eastmidlandsbusinesslink.co.uk/mag/appointments/precision-people-makes-head-of-technical-promotion/

    The Global Recruiter 

    https://www.theglobalrecruiter.com/anand-kakkad-becomes-head-of-technical-at-precision/

    The Leicester Mercury 

    https://www.business-live.co.uk/enterprise/east-midlands-appointments-and-promotions-25499266

     

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  • September 14, 2022

    Do you think you're a great boss or manager? Are you good at rallying your troops and getting them on board with new ideas? Or do they run for the hills? Here are 4 proven useful tips to make you a great boss.

    1. They ask a lot of questions

    Great bosses constantly ask their employees questions, to get them thinking more and help them and the business grow. While experience has value, people can't learn when that wisdom is presented on a platter or forced down their throat. That's why great bosses ask questions that will spark, in the employee's own mind, the thought processes that will make that employee successful.

    2. They are mavericks

    When managers depend upon their "common sense" to solve problems, they seldom assess whether their hunches actually paid off. As a result, the same problems keep cropping up month after month, year after year. Great managers think outside the box and break the rules to get results. Great bosses also know their employees and their employee's interests, and manage according to those interests. In other words, getting the best from your team requires applied psychology rather than common sense.

    3. They don't manage the bottom line.

    The "bottom line"–your quarterly or yearly numbers–only tells the story of what's happened in the past and to manage by it is like looking at last year's holiday snaps before deciding where to book your holiday this year. It tells you what has happened – but not what is going to happen in the future. Really great bosses know that the only way to get good numbers in the future is to keep your attention on what's going on right now in your market and industry and the activities that your employees are undertaking to take advantage of the present reality. What are they doing right now which will get results?

    4. Great bosses put the employees first (even before the client)

    When managers preach and practice the longstanding theory to put the customer first, they overlook their employees, who are the people actually responsible for creating and nurturing the customer experience.

    Customers can immediately sense when the employees of the firms from which they buy are miserable, overworked, or under trained. When's the last time you walked into a shop to overhear staff moaning and looking stressed out? It's not a comfortable environment. Truly great bosses concentrate on making certain that their employees are happy, healthy and can do the work

     

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