How to plan a virtual team building event for remote employees

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.