Planning to throw a company party this holiday season? Studies have shown that corporate parties promote greater productivity and less stress in the workplace, which are just a few of the many reasons why you should embrace them. This week, we’re going to reveal 5 key tips for throwing a corporate holiday party.
#1) Choose The Right Venue
Don’t make the mistake of trying to host a holiday party in the office/workplace. Instead, choose a venue outside the traditional workplace. Doing so will create a more laid back atmosphere in which employees can let loose and enjoy themselves. Browse around and find a venue that’s within a reasonable driving time from your place of business, and that offers all of the necessary amenities.
#2) Spread The Message Through Social Media
The advent of social media has revolutionized the way in which companies (and the general public) host parties and events. No longer are companies forced to use “snail mail” to send invitations, as a single click on social media can instantly send invites to the entire workforce.
#3) Hire a Catering Companies
No corporate holiday party or event is complete without plenty of good food and beverages on hand. You can always purchase food trays and set them up yourself, but an easier and more enjoyable option is to hire a professional catering company. They will take the burden of trying to set up food and beverages off your shoulders, allowing you to focus on more attentive matters associated with planning a company holiday party.
#4) Recognize and Award Employees
Corporate holiday parties are the perfect time to recognize and award hard-working employees. Designate a specific time during the party to present personalized crystal awards or plaques to workers who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty. Perhaps you can make a short speech, calling out employees and telling them thanks for the hard work. When the employee walks down to the podium, you can present them with a trophy or plaque award with his or her name engraved on it.
#5) Ask Employees For Input
When planning a corporate holiday party, ask your employees for input regarding the food, beverages, entertainment, date and time, venue, etc. Using this information, you can plan the perfect party that tailors to meet the needs and preferences of your employees.