Hiring catering staff – from restaurants to catering companies to private businesses and events – face challenges in hiring qualified workers, particularly when the need is urgent. So how do you hire a great catering staff in a hurry? High [...]
Today’s consumers are demanding a shift, a shift from buying the best things to wanting to best experiences. So, it’s safe to say that gathering event experience is an added star to the resume. The Event Industry Report 2017 found [...]
Hosting a special event is a great way to bring people together. To have your event achieve its maximum potential, careful planning is essential. This is true for businesses holding corporate events to attract customers, specialized industry conferences, and even [...]
Corporate events run the gamut from industry conferences to internal executive summits that bring together leadership from an organization’s various departments and locations. Whether you’re holding an internal event, industry conference, or major customer-facing event, planning a corporate event requires serious attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills (along with the ability to keep a cool head under pressure) to ensure the event goes off without a hitch.
Planning a corporate event? You have your work cut out for you. Corporate event planning is a huge undertaking, requiring a practically super-human level of organizational skills and attention to detail. That said, it can also be a lot of fun, and it's always incredibly rewarding when you've managed to pull off the event of the year.
Whether you're planning your company's annual corporate event or you plan events for other organizations for a living, no one is exempt from event-planning stress. For tips on how to make your next event-planning experience a bit less stressful, we reached out to a panel of event planners and corporate event managers and asked them to share their responses to this question:
What's the single biggest challenge when planning a corporate event (and how do you overcome it)?
Meet Our Panel of Event Planners and Corporate Event Managers:
When planning an event, you’re creating an experience. Naturally, one of the most important aspects of this experience is the people you plan to bring on to staff it. From those working the door to serving drinks to bussing tables, these individuals are collectively the face of your event. As a result, your event staff, trusted with this high level of responsibility, can truly make or break the outcome of your entire event. With stakes like these, you want to ensure that you find the right event staff in an informed way so your event is a hit talked about for ages versus a cautionary tale.