How to create the best experience for your staff events

Whether you are a small business or a huge international company, when it comes to looking after your staff it’s important to get it right.

Staff entertainment, parties and conferences are key here.

Whilst the overall cost may seem high the cost per head represents true value for money. These points will help you decide what will work best and most important how to make sure your money will go as far as possible.

Remember that you are going to need staff for the event. Promotional agencies can supply you with the best event staff and will be trained to the highest standards. This is to assure you that the staff hired for the event are skilled, polite and friendly. They will also have experience in business/event promotion. Get in touch with StreetPR, one of Norwich’s leading event staff suppliers.

Deciding what’s best:

Think about your message and what you would like to communicate. If it’s a key business message perhaps a conference is best, however a thank you to make staff aware of how well the business is doing may be best said with a unique experience or party.

What do people want?

It’s important to analyse what the staff really want from the events. A conference may deliver a message but if staff want to feel involved perhaps interactive sessions and smaller breakouts are key. Equally if a party is about creating a buzz then a slightly more informal set up and lots of entertainment may create excitement. Get ready for your event.

The venue:

The venue that you choose is very important as it sets the tone for the event. For example a conference doesn’t have to be held in a conference venue, how about a disused warehouse, a cool nightclub or a skyscraper bar. The venue should inspire and excite and ultimately represent your business and message.

The lead up:

How your guests feel from the moment they get invited to the event should be considered. If they feel enthused and excited from the first they hear of the event it bodes well for how they’ll react on the day. Quirky desk drops, well designed e-invites or a plush hand delivered invite all work well to create excitement for the event.

During the event:

From the moment that your staff arrives to the event the experience should run smoothly. A friendly face on arrival, clear instructions and slick organisation sets a positive frame of mind. Also detail is key – everything at the event should relate back to the message you wish to communicate – for example your logo can be recreated with a vintage touch for stickers on the pick and mix bags, your company colours can subtly be worked into the flowers or table linen – always think about how you can reinforce the message, especially in a fun way. Even if there’s no business message other than ‘just fun’ that’s ok too, it should be just as well considered. Find out about event promotion.

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