How to Keep Your Staff Happy and Motivated

How To Keep Your Not-For-Profit Staff Happy and Motivated

06/11/2017
How To Keep Your Not-For-Profit Staff Happy and Motivated

People are the most important resource for organisational competitiveness. Motivating and retaining the best employees is a key task for any manager. Competition to attract and retain the best people is intense and we understand the difficulties not-for-profits face when it comes to retaining and motivating your best staff – employees and volunteers.

Did You Know?

Studies have shown that the cost of replacing a salaried employee can cost a manager 6 to 9 months’ salary on average. Other studies have shown that this can skyrocket to as much as twice their annual salary. E.g. to replace someone earning $40,000 a year, you can expect to pay anywhere from $20,000 to $80,000 replacing them. These costs include the cost of advertising, interviewing, screening, training, lost productivity, errors, etc. The list goes on. These costs of course don’t include intangible costs which include lower employee morale and opportunity costs.Facebook Carousel - 600px x 600px (5)

Studies have also shown that happy employees are more productive employees. The Harvard Business Review analysed hundreds of studies on employee productivity and found that happy employees show an average of 31% higher productivity and three times more creativity than those who aren’t happy.

So how can you attract, motivate and retain the best without having to spend more money?

One way is to recognise and reward your employees for their hard work, especially those in the not-for-profit space where many are volunteers. An employee benefits program is the perfect way of providing an ongoing method of rewarding those within your organisation to keep them happy and keep them around.

With that in mind, Church Resources developed an exclusive buying portal, Your Salary Benefits, to assist not-for-profit organisations reward their employees. Membership is exclusive and totally FREE for those in the not-for-profit space so it’s a great initiative to introduce to your not-for-profit organisation to give you the edge in attracting and retaining the right workers.

This buying portal provides staff of not-for-profit organisations access to a wide range of goods and services at exclusive member pricing from some of the biggest brands in Australia such as The Good Guys, Apple, AGL and Medibank. Staff will have access to everything from laptops to sportswear to dining experiences to personal health insurance. This is a great way to reward your staff coming into Christmas this year and beyond and there is absolutely no catch.

Sign up for Your Salary Benefits now!

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If you would like to find out more about our employee benefits program, Your Salary Benefits, you can contact Onni Samdani on (02)9478 1408 or fill out the enquiry form below and a CR representative will get back to you shortly.