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Maslow's hierarchy of needs

A theory that can be used to explain what motivates workers

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Needs

Human wants and desires that work can help to satisfy

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Motivation

Encouragement given to workers to work hard and work well

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Productivity

Measure of how well workers are working. It is usually measured by the amount they produce or the average costs of production of what they make

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Pay

Money reward given to workers

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Gross pay

Pay before any deductions

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Net pay

Pay after deductions

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Deductions

Money taken off a person's gross pay for income tax, national insurance contributions and pension contributions

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Income tax

Tax paid out of a person's income

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Person contributions

Money paid out of a person's wage or salary to provide a pension when they retire. This is extra to the national insurance contributions, which provides the state pension

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National insurance contributions

Money paid out of a person's wage or salary to pay for things such as the state pension, and unemployment payment and sick pay if these are needed

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Expenses

Money paid to workers to pay them back for any money that they have spent doing work for the business. Expenses may include travel expenses

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Non-pay motivators

Methods of motivating workers that do not involve the payment of money as a reward. They meet needs in Maslow's hierarchy of needs other than basic or physiological needs

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Empowered

When workers feel that they have responsibility and are motivated because of this