Source takes employees sailing and skiing

Media recruitment firm Source boosts employee engagement with quarterly nights out for the whole company, plus weekend trips away twice a year.

These events are kept separate from work-related activities, and range from dinner and drinks to go-karting, bowling, medieval banquet nights, wine tasting and a karaoke party on a private barge on the Thames.

Weekend trips away have included sailing on the Solent, visiting Christmas markets in Hamburg and skiing in Austria.

Tammy Wray, operations manager for Source, says: “We do not tend to book specific and organised team-building days. We find that our events are more suitable for our staff, plus they are more informal and relaxed, which our employees have told us they prefer.

“Weekend trips are especially great for team bonding as well, because everyone in the organisation has the opportunity to spend the weekend together, which would not generally happen in a normal work environment.

Employees are motivated by being rewarded and we feel that by offering employees the right mixture of incentives, benefits and training, this will help us to attract higher-quality candidates, as well as help to retain our current employees..”

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