More than ever before, employees are looking to work for businesses that foster employee appreciation, team building and healthy company culture. In addition to day to day benefits, one way to encourage team building and positive company culture is through hosting corporate events for your team.
In fact, according to 46% of job seekers, company culture is one of the most important factors when it comes to putting a job into consideration.
When you hold an event to recognize your employees, they feel validated, valued, and wanted.
Providing an informal environment for your team to meet and mingle is a great way to celebrate your successes, encourage team building, and improve company morale across the board.
To achieve the benefits that can come with your corporate event, it’s important to do some backend organization. Here are some tips on how to plan a corporate event:
3 Elements for a Successful Corporate Event
1. Choose an Appropriate Venue
The number of number of people you have on your team will dictate the size and location of your potential venue.
Depending on where you live in the country, weather conditions could also play a role in your venue selection process. If you are thinking about an outdoor venue you should consider the possibility of bad weather.
Size may be the most important factor to consider when choosing your event location; venue space should be able to comfortably accommodate all of your guests and event staff.
While many corporate events are headed back to in-person attendance, some staff members may be wary about meeting face to face with so many people.
In this case, you may consider offering remote access and making it a hybrid event instead. This can also play a role in your venue size and selection – if only 50% of your employees plan to attend in person, you may be able to find a location that better suits your budget.
2. Understand Your Goals and Objectives for your Corporate Event
What are you trying to achieve at your corporate event? How do you want your employees to feel as they enter and leave the venue? How are you going to build teamwork and foster the culture and spirit you want to bring to the office on a daily basis?
Make sure all of your goals are planned out and prepared for before you start planning the event. A successful corporate event for your staff should be informative, inclusive, and fun.
3. Hire an Event Staffing Company
If you want to throw a party or educational event for your employees, you can’t expect to host, maintain, and break down the venue throughout the day or at the end of the night.
Hiring a corporate event planner and event staff can take care of everything from the initial organization of the event to coordinating and delegating post-party clean-up.
At Premier Staff, you can hire the entire team from event captains and bartenders to servers and production assistants. Everything you need to keep your event running smoothly and your guests happy, our team can assist.
Make your reservation for an upcoming corporate event today.