I wouldnt give him a raise until he shows improvement because he has no experience. now say he had experience i'd say give him maybe 15 an hour. Honestly the way you can really get him to be motivated in doing a better job will be doing weekly or monthly assessments that start out with things he needs to work on but find tons of positives. out of all my business classes i have taken they have proven theories that raises do NOT motivate workers. it will motivate them for a week or two but theyll be back to their old selves eventually. You need to encourage them but commenting on good jobs and then saying a couple things youd like to see improvement on.
it's not about who does and doesn't have experience, it's about establishing what the position/work is worth.
If you insist on keeping pay low and not paying until an employee can prove himself to you, you will ALWAYS have an add out for DOE or $10/hr AND all the good guys will pass you up.
They won't waste their time on your add, they won't even bother to apply.
DOE means "Im hiring but Im a cheap stingy pain in the ass, don't think you'll ever see a raise" to anyone who is looking for work and is experienced.
Spend some time on your ads. pay the position what it's worth, if the guy who is in it isn't working out replace him, but now you have a rep for paying $15, not $10 and you will have someone TO replace him with.
Just the simple knowledge that your staff knows they can't just go get another job paying this anywhere they look will keep tim more in line and more appreciative.
That's why you pay more. Because it's worth it to pay more.
If the guy you have isn't working out don't insist on paying him 10 until he does. Simply replace him.
The way many of you are doing it bass ackwards. Stop doing it and you wills top having these problems.