Multilingual Business Communication

April 10, 2009

It doesn’t hurt to try

Filed under: employee communication, Frauke De Graeve — meertaligebedrijfscommunicatie @ 2:55 pm

 

In times of crises, employers find it difficult to motivate their personnel. On the website of CIPD, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, 10 hints to manage the workforce in a recession are listed.

The three most important hints are these:

  • Think long term.
    Be creative in reducing costs. Furthermore, keep in mind that it is expensive to lay people off and recruit new ones when the market picks up again.
  • Maintain employee engagement.
    It is important to set objectives in a clear direction. Also, make sure you keep your employees in the picture, even though there is only a little news. You can organise team-building days or give out employee awards.
  • Support the employees’ health and well-being.
    Recession times can have an impact on the psychological condition of the employees. Flexible working hours make it more comfortable to combine work and home lives. Besides, provide workplace support and health provision to prevent high levels of stress.

 

It is rather doubtful whether this list of – barely renewed – hints can help an employer to motivate his personnel. At least, it doesn’t hurt to try to give some hints.

 

Frauke De Graeve

 

Source: http://www.cipd.co.uk/subjects/emplaw/redundancy/_hwmngwrfrcs.htm?IsSrchRes=1

 

 

 

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