Motivating employees is an ongoing challenge, but Argos have an answer that is becoming increasingly popular.
When people think of Argos they certainly do not think of them as offering a service to help firms to get more out of their employees. However, employee motivation is a service that Argos for Business offer, and one that is growing in popularity.
Firms are constantly looking for ways to get more out of their staff. Big organisations, in particular, find it difficult to keep all of their staff motivated. It is easy for employees to take a back seat and only do the minimum. However, with the right motivation that same employee can be encouraged to once again become a pro-active member of the workforce. To get them to become an employee who will do their job efficiently and be prepared to go that extra mile and contribute to making the service or products on offer even better.
How employee motivation from Argos for Business works
The way the system works is simple. Argos allows businesses to set up what is basically a cut down version of their catalogue. That catalogue can be accessed via the web by employees of a company and they can buy things from the catalogue. However, they cannot use money to buy from these specialist mini-catalogues. Instead, they have to use points they have been awarded to them by the firm they work for.
Firms decide for themselves how they will hand out these points. Many firms award points to their workers related to their productivity or things like attendance. Increasingly, firms are handing out large points awards to workers who come up with ideas that allow the firm to become more efficient, save money or improve what they have to offer. The fact that the points system is available to all employees creates a level of healthy competition between employees as well as letting them know that their efforts are appreciated.
Argos For Business offer several services to companies in the UK to help them to run their businesses more efficiently. In the past, their procurement services have been especially popular. Today, their employee motivation products and tools are proving to be even more popular.