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7 Tips on Planning a Virtual Event for Your Team

A positive company culture is built on employee recognition. Not only does it improve employee retention, boost morale, and encourage teamwork, it benefits your business’s bottom line. Employees who feel valued and appreciated are more productive and provide better customer service than those who don’t receive recognition. But these days, many employees are working remotely. How do you give awards to employees who only interact virtually? The recognition experts from Awards & Engraving are here to help!  

Here are 7 tips from a provider of corporate recognition awards on planning a virtual event for your team: 

  1. Make It Interactive 

Make sure your event is more than just a talking head. Utilize Polls and Q&A features in Zoom to keep your employees engaged. You can also ask them to submit questions beforehand so you can be sure to hit on topics that are important to them. 

  1. Get Everyone Involved 

A virtual event is the perfect opportunity to get everyone in on the fun. Whether you have employees in different states or countries, anyone can join in from the comfort of their own home. 

  1. Make it Fun 

A little bit of competition can go a long way. Plan some fun icebreakers or include a game as part of your event. And don’t forget to include a few prizes for the winners! 

  1. Reward Employees in A Meaningful Way 

Your employee recognition program should be about more than just giving out awards. It should be about celebrating your employees and their accomplishments. Make sure your awards are personal and relevant to each person. And take the time to write thoughtful, personalized messages that will really resonate with your employees. 

  1. Send a Physical Award 

A virtual event is a great way to connect with employees, but there’s nothing like a physical employee of the month award to really make them feel appreciated. Sending an award that they can hold in their hands and display in their office or home is a great way to show how much you value their contributions. 

  1. Plan Ahead 

Don’t wait until the last minute to plan your event. The sooner you start planning, the better. This will give you time to make sure all the details are taken care of and that your event runs smoothly. 

  1. Follow Up 

After your event, be sure to follow up with your employees. Send them a thank-you note or an email letting them know how much you appreciate their participation. And don’t forget to ask for feedback so you can make your next event even better. 

By following these tips, you’re sure to throw a virtual event that your employees will love. So go ahead and start planning! Your employees will thank you for it. 

For more than 30 years, Awards & Engraving has been providing quality engraving, awards, and more. Call or visit our trained staff and let them provide you with outstanding service today at Awards & Engraving.   

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