Conference “Methods and techniques for motivating human resources” highlights some aspects according to which entrepreneurs and managers are increasingly concerned with identifying ways to increase employee performance, finding and using methods and techniques to motivate staff to contribute to setting and achieving the objectives of each job, of the department to which they belong and, as far as possible, to achieving organisational objectives. Staff motivation methods and techniques fall into two groups:
1. Salary motivation methods and techniques: Piece work, bonus plan, merit pay, share option, long-term rewards.
2. Non-wage motivation methods and techniques: creating a positive organisational climate, work attractiveness, consultation and participation in decision making, participative management, quality circles, autonomous work groups.