Firms are putting more time, money and effort into staff motivation as they battle to hold on to their best employees in the economic crisis.
Keeping your staff “engaged” has now become one of the key factors in the success of your business, says The Sunday Times, which has launched its 2010 competition to find Britain’s 100 Best Companies to Work For.
Off-site group exercises such as mountain-biking and golf, as well as charity team events and luxury weekend reward schemes, are just some examples of team-building that businesses are engaging in.
Faye Bewley, chief operating officer for The Sunday Times’ Best Companies List says: “Our research for the 2009 project found that 37% of employees in top-performing companies are worried about the impact of the economic downturn on their organisation’s future.
“It is fair to conclude that for companies to be successful in this market, they must have engaged staff.”
And team-building needn’t be costly. Natural Retreats is the first self-catering specialist to offer 5-star concierge services in some of the most stunning resorts in the UK and Ireland.
Why not offer a last-minute fantastic treat for your sales employees of the month? We offer luxury accommodation, organised team-building exercises, five-star dining and spa facilities. Natural Retreats’ venues include:
- Luxury lodges within walled gardens of early 13th century castle
- 20 minutes from Cork city
- Team-building golf, laser clay shooting, archery
- Fishing, hawk-walks, falconry, carriage tours
- 9 spa treatment rooms, yoga, personal training
- 40 minutes from Shannon Airport
- Why not host a treasure-hunt race in the grounds of an 18th century manor house (840acres)
- Access to pool, gym, business centre and meeting rooms
- Short stroll from the historic town of Richmond
- Secluded self-catering set within 680 square miles of national park
- Open-plan residences with stunning views from conference room
- Mountain-biking, hiking in ancient moors and dales, horse-riding
Natural Retreats can offer fabulous, cost-effective, self-catering in areas of stunning natural beauty. Corporate deals are offered at all our 5-star self-catering venues in the UK and Ireland, including:
- Complimentary use of fitness, swimming, sauna facilities
- Late Christmas treats for your staff from €23 per night
- Free decorated Christmas tree and hamper on arrival
- Three-night, all-inclusive festive treats (room, dinner, breakfast, concierge)
Call 0161 2422970 from within the UK or 01 685 3013 from the Republic of Ireland. www.naturalretreats.com