To Treat or not to Treat?
With the current pandemic, year-end functions may not be on the top of your priority list. The truth is that it should still be a consideration for the end of the year. Research has shown that your staff are key to making your company the success that it is. In the words of Richard Branson, “clients do not come first, employees come first, you take care of your employees, and they will take care of your clients”. So, you ask yourself, why have a year-end event for your staff? It’s simple…because they deserve it. Now, more than ever!
To reward your staff for their hard work, we have put together a list of some necessities followed by some ‘nice to have’s’ to show your staff a good time:
We don’t know what the future holds with lockdown, and whether we’ll be able to gather in groups at the end of the year. No one has a crystal ball, but the first prize would be to have your staff party at your offices if space allows. We can come in and transform the area into something fantastic. Alternatively, if social distancing is still mandatory (which is highly likely), explore video-conferencing technology options like Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Houseparty. That way everyone can enjoy the party in the comfort of their own home. We can brainstorm ideas with you to make it just as fun and exciting.
Catering & Beverages
With the entrepreneurial nature of South Africans, many companies have pivoted their businesses to delivering fresh food to people’s homes. There’s no reason why you can’t make use of these innovative services and send your staff some special treats to their home. By the end of the year, I’m pretty sure there will be plenty of fabulous options to choose from.
Now is the time to really think out of the box. South African comedians, musicians and DJ’s are live streaming concerts via Zoom and other platforms so this could be a great route to go. Or perhaps host a cocktail-making or home cook-off via video-conference and see what talented chefs you have in your midst. We would love to create some concepts for you, with your staff culture in mind.
Nice to haves:
If budget allows and you are going all out, here is a list of the 'nice to haves':
- Get your invitations designed by a professional stationer – this adds a sophisticated touch to any event
- Spruce up the home delivery packages with some gourmet treats created by well-known celeb chefs. They will come up with a menu to die for, leaving your staff well-fed and pampered.
- Custom-made and personalised gifts for each staff member will really drive home that you care and are grateful for their hard work and resilience during 2020.
If this all sounds like too much effort, get in touch with Event Affairs and we will create the perfect experience for you and your staff. Event Affairs has plenty of ideas at our fingertips, so call us now for a year-end celebration your staff will remember, as simple or as elaborate as you like.
Until next time, stay motivated.
The EA Team