5 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy and Motivated (Besides Money!)

A happy worker makes for a stronger company

If you were to ask an employee if he or she is willing to work for free, chances are they’ll decline immediately.

While money plays a huge factor as to why people go to work, it’s no longer at the top of the list for the new age workforce. Positive emotions, strong, supportive structures and benefits provided by the company help to successfully motivate employees.

One study found that happy employees are 20% more productive than their unhappy counterparts, and the benefits don’t end there.

Beyond monetary incentives like bonuses and increases, here are other effective motivators that encourage employees to be not only productive, but loyal.