How Experience Days Can Motivate Your Employees

Gift experience days are a great way to motivate your staff, to encourage them to work even harder and to achieve their goals much quicker.

Providing these types of employee rewards is extremely attractive for staff, as well as not being too costly to you.  There are many different experiences that will appeal to a wide range of people, yet only costing around £40-£50, meaning that these types of gifts can be a big gesture without being a big expense.

Experience days are a fantastic incentive for driving your staff and keeping them focussed on their goals, so here are a handful of great experience gift ideas, at £50 or less, that you may look to consider when motivating your staff:
Spa Days
Although this experience is more likely to appeal to women, anyone looking to relax and unwind will appreciate this type of gift.

Treatments can include pedicures, manicures, scalp and body massages, facials, body wraps and eyebrow shaping, as well as having full access to the health club’s facilities, such as the pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym.

Your staff will come back to work rejuvenated and ready to aim for their next reward.
Indoor Skydiving
This is an experience that many people would absolutely love to have, especially for those who want to know what it feels like to skydive, but without the dangerous environment.

Indoor skydiving provides that exhilarating buzz, minus the risks.

After checking in, you will take part in a short class with a video brief and instruction, and then you’re off!  This experience offers two, one minute flights where you’ll learn the basic freefall position.  You also get a DVD as a reminder of the fantastic day.
Traditional Afternoon Tea
Sit back in a charming country hotel or time-honoured tea room and indulge yourself in finger sandwiches, cream and jam scones, cake and a lovely pot of tea. Marvellous!

This is a gift experience sure to appeal to anyone who has a bit of a sweet tooth.
Segway Driving
This is most definitely an experience that remains firmly top of the list for most people.

The controls are really easy to use on these nippy machines; all you need to do is lean and twist your body to steer.

A segway experience will typically include a safety briefing, issue of personal protection equipment, practice time and a guided tour or varied terrain trek to test out that two-wheel transport to the max.
These types of gift experiences will more than likely be much more appreciated rather than just handing the money over to your staff, and can be great for team building should there be more than one employee taking part.

There are of course a number of other experience days that can be used to motivate your staff, such as health club passes, theatre and dinner, wine tasting, paintballing, and even unique places to stay overnight for staff who have really worked hard.

There’s also the fact that your business can gain from this too, as you’re able to claim up to £150 on expenses for every member of staff.  So it’s definitely worth taking advantage of this generous tax relief, keeping both employer and employee happy!