Tools for Tomorrow: Company Holiday Parties
Another thing you might want to consider adding to your holiday prep list is how you will celebrate your employees’ hard work this year! Some companies throw annual holiday parties for employees (and their significant others), and while we think that’s a great idea, we’ve got a few tips to help you make the party even better:
If you wait until November to start planning, you and your employees might be hard pressed to find a day or a night that works for everyone – with work, social and familial obligations to account for. So, start floating dates “out there” now to see if you can set the date for your holiday party – even if you don’t know the party or celebration will be yet.
Ask for Advice
There’s no better way to ensure that your employees will have a great time than by asking them how they want to celebrate. Maybe closing early to go bowling is more their speed than a formal cocktail party. As always, by asking your employees and team members for input, they’ll become more engaged and committed to the project at hand – in this case, party planning!
Thank Your Employees
Employees that feel appreciated are more likely to be engaged employees – employees that are committed to the success of your business. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make your employees feel important! You can thank them simply by thanking each employee in person, or giving each a hand-written note. While the party itself is likely a “thank you,” it’s important to make sure your employees know how much you appreciate them.
Host Your Party in January
Yep, we said it. Not all holiday parties need to be crammed into the month of December. Holding a party in January will give your employees something to look forward to after all of the other holidays have passed! Plus, you might be able to actually enjoy yourself now that it’s no longer December.