Staff Christmas parties

March 20, 2017

As you can imagine, we do a lot of staff Christmas parties in the Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset area.  We get asked for again and again – we have done one company’s Christmas parties ever since we started, 6 years ago.  And we land new contracts every year which we hope to turn into repeat business.

Behind the scenes

There’s a lot of time and effort that goes into memorable staff Christmas parties – the ones that get talked about for all the right and wrong reasons!  Whoever is tasked with planning the party puts a lot of time and effort into it, most of which is hidden from view.  The research, the negotiations, the venue search ….

Really behind the scenes

Onerous as that task can be – trying to herd sheep with an Alsatian at times – there is another group of people who deserve recognition.  We’re talking about the waiting and hotel staff.  The ones who see all the staff Christmas parties’ way before they ever get their own.  Who are invariably smiling and efficient whilst everyone around them celebrates.  Who, let’s face it, have seen a lot of what goes on before.  They provide excellent service and then tidy up and prepare for the next day.  And that’s on top of dealing with the outside contractors, like photo booth hire companies.

Staff Christmas parties for hotel staff

Staff retention is a big issue in any industry but the hotel industry suffers more than most.  In the US, recent statistics (2016) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the turnover rate at 72.1%!  And the UK will not be far behind, despite the introduction of the minimum wage.

Thankfully most hotels that we know organise some sort of post-Christmas party for their hotel staff.  You can imagine that this isn’t easy to organise!  After all, what hotel can afford to close for a night, however much they value their staff!  And that’s where we can give back in our own way.

Christmas parties - our way of giving back

Hotel staff deserve to celebrate just like any other group of workers!  So we’re always make a point of offering our photo booth hire service to hotels at a 50% discount where it’s a staff Christmas party; obviously we can’t afford to do this to every hotel so we have to be a bit picky.  That offer will include the full service - unlimited prints, props, photo album, booth butler, choice of booth, green screen, 3 or 4 hours.

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