By Catrin Lewis, Head of Global Engagement and Internal Communications at Reward Gateway
Flashback to 7th February 2020. It was the end of an action-packed week where every single Reward Gateway employee had come together at boom!Fest, our biggest internal all-hands employee event.
This bi-annual event was a firm favourite among employees. As soon as the ‘save the date’ would be sent, a buzz of excitement became very apparent in the business. Everyone enjoyed listening to and learning about what was happening in the company – a true engagement energiser which allowed our people to focus on our strategy and vision for the year ahead.
Fast-forward to nearly eight months later, and my colleagues and I were stuck in a never ending cycle of pandemic life, which very clearly threw a wrench in my typical planning around an inclusive, in-person event.
Whilst transitioning this event, I learned loads about how to put on a successful virtual employee engagement event. Click here to discover my tips if you’re in the same situation.