Honey versus vinegar: The sweet side of motivation (Guest commentary)

Higher employee satisfaction linked to better financial performance
By John Mills
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/20/2010

Want your CFO to allocate funds for better technology? No problem. Need an increased budget to improve the phone system? You got it. Keen to lease upgraded office equipment? Consider it done.

Want a new line item to establish a meaningful and effective employee recognition and rewards program? Dream on.

Sound familiar? And yet, while technology keeps advancing, customer demographics keep changing and product offerings keep growing, human nature remains the same. But enough is enough, because corporate vision can’t be fulfilled unless employees are doing the work to fulfill it.