Why the race that stops a nation is vital for staff morale

| October 31, 2016

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As another Melbourne Cup approaches, reports show the race that stops the nation will likely be stopping businesses too – and that’s a good thing. Recruitment consultancy Robert Half has conducted a survey of 100 human resource managers around the nation, finding that 42% say hosting company events to watch sporting events like the Melbourne Cup increases employee engagement. A further 40% believe watching sporting events with staff increases employee morale and motivation. Thirty one percent believe the sense of camaraderie experienced by employees watching the cup will increase employee loyalty. General manager at WattsNext HR Ben Watts is surprised at the 42% statistic, telling SmartCompany he thought it would be higher.

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