Team Building as part of a staff wellness strategy, it’s not just about having fun, it makes business sense.
With employment rates now close to the all time peak of employment ever recorded in the State, employers have to be more cognisant than ever about attracting good talent but also retaining that talent. IBEC’s research “HR Update Survey 2017” based on over 400 responses from Irish companies, identified attracting and retaining talent as a key priority for 2018 (63% in 2017 and 64% in 2018). It’s simply not a question of providing good renumeration packages but looking holistically at what makes an employee engaged with an employer, the most popular initiatives identified to attract and retain staff are investing in new learning and development opportunities for employees (63%) and investing in employee wellbeing initiatives (55%).
Leaders and HR managers have a key role in creating cultures where health and well-being are centre-stage in improving workplace health, enhancing productivity and having a more sustainable and motivated workforce.
Taking part in Core 2018 will give your senior management team an understanding of the benefits of team building as an integral part of developing a culture that supports employee wellness. Core takes place 13th September at Castlecomer Discovery Park and is perfect for any Leaders, HR Managers, Manager Directors to investigate team building as part of their wellness strategy.
Bottom line for employers is that investing in wellbeing, means more engaged staff and more engaged staff means:
- Raised productivity -Engaged employees are two times more productive than satisfied employees.
- Reduction in staff turnover – 6 in 10 people are likely to stay longer term with employers interested in their wellbeing. Four out of every five employees are dissatisfied with their performance review and feedback processes. Team Building can help open up communication channels and encourage more open dialogues.
- Reduce Absenteeism – Studies have found that there can be up to 27% reduction in absenteeism (Hancock, 2011) with the introduction of comprehensive workplace programmes.
- Improve your customer service – Regular, routine communication between managers and their staff is critical to ensure staff get the feedback and coaching that they need to deliver better service. Team Building enhances communication.
- Networking –Core 2018 offers a great opportunity to network with over 200 people from companies across Kilkenny / Carlow.
Kilkenny Carlow’s First Inter Firm Team Building Challenge
When: 13th September 2018 15.00 – 19.00
Where: Castlecomer Discovery Park
For more information contact Kathy on 086 0576800