Enter for a chance to win a $5,000 summer office party
TORONTO, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Office parties, barbeques, networking
events and team building activities are paying off in a big way
according to Staples Advantage Canada. The business-to-business
division of Staples recently surveyed customers to delve deeper into
the benefits of hosting corporate events.
Survey respondents indicated:
37% don't feel they are currently being recognized by employers
41% would be more motivated, and 45% would be more engaged if they were
offered work events
43% would be happier in their jobs if their company hosted events
81% would feel appreciated if their employers offered team events
84% enjoy attending office events or parties
87% look forward to such occasions
Accordingly, office events aren't just a fun break from the daily grind,
they contribute to important factors such as employee engagement,
appreciation, motivation, and loyalty.
When asked why their employers are not currently hosting corporate
events, respondents cited "no budget," "no time," "too cheap," "too
busy" and "no one to organize" as the main reasons.
"Hosting corporate events or showing recognition to associates doesn't
have to be elaborate, nor does it need to break the bank," says Michael
Zahra, president of Staples Advantage Canada. "Business celebrations to
recognize a milestone, a sales goal, a product launch, or a new member
to the team work wonders for employee morale."
Throughout the summer, check out the company's corporate party planning tool online. The tool is not only designed to help businesses generate ideas
for their next event including themes and activity suggestions, but
will make the planning a breeze by featuring products ideal for
specific office parties, as well as a full breakroom selection that
caters to increased satisfaction in the workplace. Ordering online from
www.eway.ca ensures delivery within 24hrs, making it easy to plan corporate events.
Staples Advantage Canada is putting their money where their mouth is.
The Fortune 500 company is launching a 'Win a Summer Office Event'
contest. The winner will be awarded a $5,000 summer work event for up
to 50 coworkers. Simply head to www.staplesadvantage.ca/eventplanner, fill out a ballot by July 31, and let Staples Advantage do the rest.
About Staples Advantage Canada
Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, works
with companies of 20 or more employees to develop customized programs
with dedicated account management and offers a complete assortment of
products and services to meet business needs.
As the leading supplier in Canada, Staples Advantage works with business
partners to provide office supplies, technology products, facility
supplies, furniture, and business services. Staples Advantage Canada is
headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, with eight distribution centres
across Canada. Visit www.staplesadvantage.ca for more information, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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SOURCE: Staples Advantage Canada
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Marketing Communications Manager
Staples Advantage Canada