A successful company absolutely depends on hiring, keeping, and promoting motivational employees. When you make a hiring decision, it can have a strong impact on the rest of your staff. Make sure every new hire is qualified and fit to perform the required duties. Hiring someone who is under or over qualified for a job is sure to affect motivation of the staff, and will eventually that of the new employee who will either lack the skills and experience required to do the job. Study the potential employees resume closely to be sure it matches the organizations vision and the requirements of the position. Consider not just the resume, but follow up letters, the cover letter and personal interviews. One that exudes enthusiasm for the position and the company is a good indicator of high motivation.
When hiring look to hire individuals that will reduce de-motivation among employees. It's imperative to hire with the desire to be motivated about the company, the companies goals, and its vision. Staff your company with enthusiastic, go getters and employees motivation and desire to perform will be much greater. Employers who attract such employees tend to have managers who themselves are positive and are happy to be with the company and align themselves with company policies and goals. A non hostile working environment, excellent benefits, and a reputation for integrity are motivational, as is the message that the company is successful, takes care of its employees, and is a great place to work. Lively recruitment ads and motivated human resource staff can help draw like minded individuals at college recruiting visits, job websites, and career fairs. Monetary bonuses can help encourage motivated employees bring likewise employees abroad. The entire hiring process should focus on bringing the company the right type of employee for the job.
Finally, managers need to be aware of both internal and eternal factors that can affect employee motivation. For the most part external conditions are out of control of most managers. Family issues, health issues, financial pressure are external factors that could effect or reduce employee motivation. As a manager, you must do your best to create a work environment that limits the number of de-motivating factors. Any numbers of factors can impair motivation within the workplace: bad news associated with the financial condition of the company, uncertainty about a potential merger or hostile take over of the company, a decrease in pay, or increased workload. Disagreement among coworkers or less the presence of less competent workers who are paid more can affect morale. So can postponed performance reviews and a poor attitude toward employees on the part of management. You can attempt to deflect organizational issues that damage affect motivational or morale, or at least explain them as best you can. Strong working relationship with employees in which you both guide them as individuals and work with them as part of teams also reduce the impact of negative situations.