Celebrations in offices are a common scenario with birthdays and the ‘n’ number of festivities held in the country. But to host an event once a month as a part of the work calendar just to celebrate work, effort and dedication holds its own place of benefit.
We have all come across comedy scenarios on TV shows, of HR’s hosting out of the box and sometimes out of the mind team building exercises. No doubt, some of them are fun but most of them are to be made fun off. These team building events do have their own place, but a regular event helps not only motivate the people you work with, but also makes them feel valued. I work at an IT consulting firm that provides staffing services. It is a fast paced job in the genre of HR. Here, everyone is pro in sales, technology and might I add competitive. After all, incentive is one of the main perks in this field.
To host an event on a regular basis for your employees has its benefits. Especially, when you are a part of a demanding job role that expects more than going the extra mile. So, let me walk you through the 3rd Saturday of Summer.
It is Friday night, relaxing at home after a long week, browsing through my wardrobe trying to decide on an outfit for the ‘Sun Kissed Summer Goa Theme’ – celebration. So, what are we celebrating? A lot! After all, it’s not every day that you get to see your manager’s look in Goa is stunning (mortals after all), colleagues dance moves that mooove, laughter and selfies never seen before.
It was during that fun filled time of luminaire club-stage lights, eureka of the benefits of hosting this event strikes.
- Sense of Belonging:
It might sound freshman year of college but after attending this monthly weekend of fun, frolic, party you can be a week old in the company but you now know everyone’s name, friends with them, well informed on the fun side of the company and individuals. A sense of belonging to that firm, that you are warmly welcomed and are a part of this mania.
- Reward & Recognition:
There is no fun if there is no competition. The joy of receiving your well-earned incentive check not only shows your strength and ability in front of the entire staff. But also makes a loud and clear statement saying that, you are in this to win it. Your career goals are set and you are focused. To be appreciated with a check means enough but to set the statement in front of your competing team boost a healthy ego in itself.
The level of motivation that is created after a party hard to work hard is impeccable. Some of the renowned professors have already stated that the most exciting yet rewarding job is that of a HR Recruiter. This is motivating enough to know that, you are closing in on a top talent for a firm and at the same time, you are changing the life of an individual, by placing him/her in their potential dream job. The cherry on the cake is also the simple motto of ‘Work Hard Party Hard’.
Every time management takes initiative to organise a time to celebrate, appreciate and create a fun environment for employees. It creates a sense of comfort and loyalty towards the management. You know they appreciate the effort and the hard work that goes into closing each position whether it is permanent hiring or contract hiring.
As a recruiter, I understand the amount of effort and perseverance it takes, to close a challenging requirement from the client. When, a monthly effort is put in to notice, reward and appreciate your work from the management’s side creates a whole new effect.