Category: Team Building

Recruitment is a two-way street – how can you stand out?

Graduate Recruitment It’s that time of the year where many large businesses are in the process of searching for the cream of the graduate crop to join their team, with typical graduate schemes looking to run assessment days around March and April, following the rounds of initial applications post-summer results day. ...

5 reasons why murder mysteries are an effective team building activity

How does team building help in a business context?  Specifically, why use murder mysteries as the basis of your team building?  Our slide share takes a look at 5 of the main reasons why. 5 Reasons why Murder Mysteries make an Effective Teambuilding Activity from Helen Saxton...

6 Skills a Murder Mystery activity will boost

It’s not always clear to see what the benefits of Team Building can be, so here we’ve taken a look at just 6 of the key skills which can be boosted by a murder mystery team building event. New-Infographic-1...

Playing to your strengths

The Man Who Shot Tutankhamun; what a great title for a documentary! Was this some new theory about his death, I thought?  (It was late and I’d had a long day, in my defence) but no, it turned out to be a fascinating programme presented by the wonderful Margaret Mountford about Harry Burton, the photographer ‘who...

What’s in a Name?

Now I’m not claiming to be the next Eddie Izzard (although that would be great, wouldn’t it?!) but one of the most important things affecting my well-being is the ability to laugh, and to make others laugh. We know all the scientific stuff about releasing feel-good chemicals, and we know without being told that i...

Miss Scarlet with the lead piping…

We all love Cluedo, right?  Well put it this way – I was far more likely to persuade the rest of my family to play this with me than the dreaded Monopoly, and as a budding sleuth I was always delighted when they agreed to investigate with me.  Playing games together unites families, and it’s possibly our first ...

How can Agatha Christie help your workplace skills?

Valuable learning outcomes from team building – what’s that got to do with Agatha Christie?! I love quizzes, and whenever I get the chance to join in with one I always like to gather a trusted team together, whom we have named Agatha Quizteam – a tenuous link to the queen of crime herself but nonetheles...

A Simple Solution in a Complicated World

In my opinion, there’s not a complicated magic formula to engage teams and encourage them to work collaboratively together, and with this in mind I’m looking to my beloved Jonathan Creek to draw inspiration from this month! As I’ve been a good girl and brushed up on my marketing skills, I’ve not only written ...

Spotlight on… Lord Harry Stockressy

One of the things we love most here at Charaderie is our fantastic, secretive, manipulative and ridiculous cast of murder mystery characters whom we introduce to our guests on a regular basis.  In the first of our ‘Spotlight’ posts we’ll be revealing how important our mysterious suspects are in creat...