When was the last time you attended a company social event and actually had fun? Nowadays, outsourcing HR events may just be what teams need to rediscover the sense of “happy” in “happy hour”—and here’s why.
You can cross it off your to-do list
Work already takes up so much of our time. And although it’s easy to send a calendar invite to coworkers for drinks after hours, it’s not something everyone may feel like doing, especially after spending a whole day on the grind. The alternative? Get someone else to do the planning. A proper event with a real program organised by a third party leaves attendees (and you) free to just enjoy good conversation in a neutral environment.
Activities are fun but purposeful
One advantage of hiring professional event consultants is that they can identify your team’s needs with a fresh, unbiased perspective. They’re more likely to address challenges with out-of-the-box ideas, which can result in better engagement exercises. Games like Pass the Message and Charades are so much more than their names imply. They can be golden opportunities to improve teamwork and foster camaraderie.
“A proper event with a real program organised by a third party leaves attendees (and you) free to just enjoy good conversation in a neutral environment.”
Tokens of all shapes and sizes are welcome
Who says no to free merch? Think coffee tumblers, tote bags, and more—with a personalised touch. After all, thoughtful connection doesn’t stop at stuff. Go the extra mile, and find stuff just for them (your employees). You can also request beer, whisky, or wine tastings, which can be accommodated even if everyone’s working remotely. Kits can be delivered, and you’ll all be in for a one-of-a-kind, flavorful experience.
Giving your team the space and time to kick back once in a while is a great way to reward hard work and, ultimately, prevent burnout. Studies have shown that employee engagement and well-being are reflected in company productivity, so the benefits are clear as day.
Curious to see how an event for your company might look? Learn more here.