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Motivating employees

Learn how to motivate your employees from our collection of books, articles and online resources.

What's on this page?

  • eBooks
  • Acas guidance
  • Online articles
  • Useful links
  • Articles and books in the Library collection

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Featured article

Retention Plan: Carriers get creative to keep employees happy
This article reports on the efforts made by insurance companies to retain employees. It mentions the use of basic fringe benefits such as health insurance and retirement plans, flexibility in work time and space, and career development services.

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Featured eBook

The concise Adair on teambuilding and motivation
John Adair and Neil Thomas (Thorogood, 2004)
This book includes chapters on understanding teams and their structures, team roles and team member functions, small group dynamics, motivating employees, team building and employee retention. 

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eBooks

The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support advice or contact library@icaew.com.

Employee Benefits

Steve Collings Bloomsbury Professional 2018

Chapter on employee benefits in a guide to all aspects of UK auditing standards and UK GAAP accounting standards.

Employee share schemes

Accounting treatment, tax relief and reporting obligations for employee share schemes.

Effective people management

A short guide to team management and leadership.

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Acas guidance

Advice, guidance and practical resources on a wide variety of recruitment topics for both employers and employees, produced by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, Acas. Acas is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives.

Top tips for better management

Acas

Practical advice and resources to help managers and employers get the best from their staff and increase employee engagement. Follow the 5-a-day essential key areas to help build your management skills.

Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Why are we here?

Article looks at how if you give your employees a purpose they are more likely to be engaged and motivated. The key is to tie this purpose to your customers and your corporate strategy.

Retention plan: Carriers get creative to keep employees happy

Article reporting on the efforts made by insurance companies to retain employees. It mentions the use of basic fringe benefits such as health insurance and retirement plans, flexibility in work time and space, and career development services.

Maintaining self motivation

Advice on self-motivation in professional work in light of research on human motivation. Topics include the need for effective goal setting that involves intrinsic motivation, the use of rewards in relation to loss aversion, and the significance of social influences.

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Useful links

UK Working Lives
This annual survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). It tracks the 7 Dimensions of job quality: pay and benefits, employment contracts, job design and the nature of work, work-life balance , raltionships at work, voice and representation, and health and well-being. It succeeds the Employee Outlook survey which ran from 2009-2017.

Employee engagement and motivation
A CIPD factsheet, revised in September 2017. It covers the benefits of employee engagement, how to build an engaged workforce and the engagement levels of British employees. Free registration required.

Lead and motivate your staff
A guide from Business Link, exploring what motivates staff and how to use leadership skills to create a motivated work force. The Business Link website was replaced in October 2012 but no direct equivalent to this page has been included in GOV.UK. The archived guidance is now available through the UK Government Web Archive. A live version of this information can be found on the Northern Ireland Business Info website.

Articles and books in the Library collection

To find out how you can borrow books from the Library please see our guide to book loans.

You can obtain copies of articles or extracts of books and reports by post, fax or email through our document supply service.

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