As a manager or owner of a thriving business, you’ll surely understand the importance of a good, well thought out incentive scheme for employees or clients. Not only does such a rewards program attract a higher calibre of job candidates and clients to your place of work, it can also help to push your existing employees and your sales in a more productive direction – and Motive Travel can help you put together a world-class incentive for your business.
Primarily, incentive plans are devised to give both recognition and reward to employees or clients who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, and can take on many forms including financial bonuses, holiday bonuses or even shares in the company. Though these all sound pretty enticing to us, what better incentive than a trip away to a beautiful location, with plenty to see and do whilst there?
Why is an incentive scheme an important part of the workplace?
In a broad-ranging study that stretched across 142 countries, research compiled by Gallup found that just 13 per cent of employees were actually engaged in their day-to-day work. That’s an awful lot of people not giving their job complete and full attention, meaning that something must be going wrong somewhere. In simple terms, just one in eight workers are committed to their craft, so the problem lies in bringing the other seven back on board.
A group travel incentive is one way to achieve this. After all, an engaged employee (one who’s focused on their work, not about to get married) will likely be absent from their desk less often, be less likely to quit, and lend your company higher productivity, amongst a great raft of other benefits. Let’s take a look at why incentive travel programs are important to your business:
‘Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate them…’
Darth Vader’s ominous line from Return Of The Jedi was uttered in order to speed up construction of the second Death Star, but with Motive Travel, you won’t need to go to such lengths as bringing in the iconic, masked, respiratorily-challenged villain.
That’s because we believe that our travel programs, which can be tailored precisely to your specifications, will be motivation enough to give your employees or your clients that little extra push. This can result in higher productivity and sales and thus, a higher monetary income for your business. It doesn’t matter whether you want to take your staff or clients shark diving in Brisbane or having a flutter at the Cox Plate – we can put something together that’s far more intriguing than dull old bonuses. How about a trip that they will remember for years to come? The Force is strong with us.
The morale of the story
A key part of retaining staff is to ensure that their job satisfaction is high. If they are happy in their job, there are fewer reasons for them to look for work elsewhere. In turn, this means that staff turnover will be lower, so you’ll save money that comes with the associated costs of hiring and training new recruits.
One way of building job satisfaction levels among your employees is to ensure that morale is kept at the highest possible level. If your workers know that should they hit specific targets or increase profits for three months running, they’ll get to go on an all-expenses-paid trip to Uluru, they’re bound to focus their efforts on doing just that.
Not forgetting clients and contractors
It’s important to remember that your business doesn’t begin and end with your staff. Clients and contractors are also important cogs in the wheels of your firm, so looking past them when it comes to incentivising your best people is like forgetting to put petrol in your car – it just won’t run. It makes good business sense to reward your top sellers – after all, they are the ones that are bringing in the money.
By offering incentives to your corporate partners, you’ll be sure of keeping them sweet and, in turn, they’ll keep on producing the goods for your business. Don’t just take our word for it, though – have a look at this testimonial from Jenny Montagu, Event Project Manager of Thermomix:
“For a number of years now I have been working with Motive Travel to organise large scale, group incentive travel. George Michalczyk and his team provide a professional and personable service that I would rate as one of the best in Perth.”
How can Motive Travel help?
We want to give your people a trip that will live long in the memory. Because we’ve been organising outstanding incentive group travel for a number of high-profile companies including Enjo and Thermomix, for a great many years, they just keep on coming back to us, year after year – and we want you to come with us, too!
Our key contacts for group travel are:
Director / Proprietor
Senior Consultant and Group Travel Specialist
Special Events Coordinator