Workforces worldwide are grappling with how to retain top talent while still hitting KPIs and growth goals. Internal events have been the main point of connection and communication around company progress, but these have been difficult to pull off as more of the workforce remains remote.
66% of employees currently work remotely, and 68% of Americans want to work remotely, even to the point of taking a pay cut. Managers and executives have tried countless options in this massive shift in workforce location.
Executive teams and business owners used meeting tools such as Zoom and Teams. However, security was a significant concern initially and left a bad impression for many companies. The lack of control over cameras and microphones also created barriers to use and made the meetings more complicated than they needed to be.
So companies pivoted once more to a webinar format. Webinars provided the control but often felt cold and impersonal to employees and executives alike. Many webinar platforms were also dramatically more expensive, and the tradeoffs weren’t desired.
With 16% of companies hiring exclusively remote employees and enjoying 25% lower turnover than those not hiring remote employees, a new solution is necessary to allow your company to grow while bringing on remote talent.
Enter virtual events.
With a virtual internal event, you can reap all the benefits of your internal meetings while providing a sense of connection and community using features such as Conversation Halls. You can also hold a virtual event for your entire company and use different Ticket Types to limit access to different tracks for various departments.
Here are four tips on how to host an incredible virtual internal event:
Your virtual event platform is much more than a webinar or meeting place. Within your platform, you should have many options for expanding your internal events to drive engagement and communication with your team.
Here are some of the top things we’ve seen:
Virtual content is inherently different from in-person content. The change of venue must be considered and taken into consideration, or else your engagement inside of the event will be much lower than you would like.
Here are some ways to optimize your content for virtual internal event:
For more best practices on creating virtual content, read here.
Your registration for the event should be seamless! Your company should take the front stage on your virtual platform, so you’ll want to ensure that the registration page offers you customization options if you are using one.
Here are some of the tops ways to customize your registration page:
Your virtual event platform should be able to include your internal events in a package with any external events without a price increase. These events are critical to the growth and success of your company, and there shouldn’t be any reason why this isn’t included.
Here are some things to consider when looking for a virtual event platform:
Internal events are one of the top ways to create and maintain company culture while communicating important information with your team. You need an experienced platform like vConferenceOnline to be able to help you streamline the process. With the help of vConferenceOnline, you can completely offload the event build process to our skilled team. Click below to see it in action and how we can make your internal events a success!
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