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The Real Cost of Christmas

Christmas PartyThe real cost of Christmas and New Year for many companies is the holiday hangover blues. After the partying, eating, drinking, socialising, lay-ins and general time for reflection with New Year’s Resolutions comes January and back to the reality of work. Little wonder January is the month with one of the highest number of resignations and a time when people are looking to change jobs.

So how do you combat this all too familiar trend? In business, a good company keeps its most valuable people by treating them fairly, rewarding their performance, and creating opportunities. The optimum time for re-engaging, reinvigorating, motivating and renewing the commitment of your staff is NOT when they resign, but long before that.

Therefore January is definitely the time when team leaders and managers should be thinking about getting their staff together and looking at the year ahead. This is a time to get the year off on a high with a fun event. By giving them something to look forward to you’ll give them a lift on their return to work, break up the routine and make them feel as if they are working for a Company that thinks about the welfare of their employees. You’ll reap the benefits with revitalized staff with fresh forward thinking ideas for the year ahead.

Call of the Wild have a busy programme of events already lined up for the first quarter of 2010 with Companies doing just this. From field sports days, themed team building events to single day activities such as quad biking and paintballing. We have a range of corporate events available. The quality of our events has already been recognized in 2009 with Call of the Wild Ltd being named National Team Building Company of the Year.

"Experience plus reflection equals learning" - John Dewey