How to include far-flung and off-shift staff in company events

You can’t email cupcakes, and the pizza is cold (if there’s any left) when your third-shifters arrive, so try these three tactics to involve remote workers and others in workplace festivities.

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Employee events can build engagement and signal a shift in culture.

You might hold such events for the rollout of a leadership vision, a company transformation or an employer brand launch. They provide a feel-good experience for employees that goes far beyond print or digital or even video channels.

It’s important to include employees outside corporate headquarters. For a wide range of reasons, it’s often deemed too difficult to include those in other geographic locations, in call centers or working night shifts. Home-based employees are usually excluded as well. After all, how can you create an event for one person?

Here are three tips to expanding your reach when planning an employee event:

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