Staples Advantage Proves Partying at Work Pays Off

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.

Win it!

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.

Image with caption: "Enter the Staples Advantage 'Win a Summer Office Event' contest for your chance to win a $5,000 office party. (CNW Group/Staples Advantage Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130620_C9857_PHOTO_EN_28298.jpg

SOURCE: Staples Advantage Canada

For further information:

Soulla Lindo
Marketing Communications Manager
Staples Advantage Canada
905-696-3733
Soulla.Lindo@staples.com

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