6 Ways to Engage and Motivate Hourly Employees

TORI FICA | April 17, 2018

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When we talk about things like employee engagement or retention, many of us only consider salaried workers. After all, how often do you wonder if the cashier at your local grocery store feels motivated and engaged as they scan a bottle of dish soap and a bag of onions? As it turns out, keeping engagement levels high among hourly workers is important because they make up the majority of our workforce. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 58 percent of the United States workforce is paid hourly. That’s 79.9 million employees just from one country. Now just imagine the global population of hourly employees.

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