Pay And Motivation

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Pay And Motivation

Listen to the news report and do:1. Six true/false statements2. Fill in gaps in 6 sentences3. Put jumbled sentences in the correct order. Listen to the audio before you do each part. Use the transcript only after you've passed the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Thousands of people have been surveyed to produce a report on employee motivation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The theory suggests that productivity depends on workplace happiness.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Pay was ranked third among the most important factors in workplace happiness and fulfilment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Working from home is the least popular way to boost staff motivation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Most managers and supervisors use non-monetary incentives to motivate workers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Happiness Index urges business leaders to redesign their recruitment and motivation strategies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Don't use commas between words  in your answers.The size of a ________  ________ is not the thing that leads to happiness.
  • 8. 
    If there is a personal connection with the job then it provides happiness and ________  ________ of the salary being paid.
  • 9. 
    48% of respondents rated a good work-life balance as being an important ________ of ________ they stayed with an employer.
  • 10. 
    Only 10% use working from home as a means of ________ their ________.
  • 11. 
    The City &Guilds Happiness Index provides a call to action for the business community to rethink its ________ and ________ strategies and consider employees' needs on an individual basis.
  • 12. 
    The ________ is that some managers are clearly not recognising the key factors that could improve happiness at work and lead to a rise in motivation of ________.
  • 13. 
    A) The Managing Director of City &Guilds called for a more flexible approach to HR policies.b) The relationship and friendship with work colleagues was ranked second among the most important factors in workplace happiness.c) The study was conducted by the City & Guilds organisation.d) Bankers are at the bottom of the Happiness Index.e) Some managers are underestimating the role of the key factors that could improve motivation at work.f) According to the survey, the most important factor in workplace happiness and fulfilment, was having an interest in your job.
    • A. 

      C1, f2, d4, b3, e5, a6

    • B. 

      C1, a2, d3, b4, e5, f6

    • C. 

      A1, b2, e3, c4, d5, f6

    • D. 

      C1, f2, b3, d4, e5, a6

    • E. 

      C1, d2, a3, b4, e5, f6