If one of the most important people in your company is retiring, then it is just fitting to celebrate the event with a corporate party. Planning a corporate retirement event is much different from any other event since this is an event honoring a single person for his contribution to the growth of the company. So, when you are planning this corporate event, you give special consideration to the person being honored in the event. Here are some tips for planning your corporate retirement event. You can either hire an event planner or do it yourself but whatever you choose, these tips would be helpful.
Setting a budget is very important. Although you don’t want to make a big fuss over money when it comes to a very important person of your company, having an unlimited budget is also unrealistic. So, set a budget considering the importance of the person you are honoring, the number of guests that you will invite, the venue, food, and set an amount that your higher-ups will most likely approve for the event.
Planning should not only be your job. If you don’t know the person well, it would be beneficial if you include employees, managers, officers, close to the employee to help you in the planning. You can gain better insight into the preferences of your guest of honor.
This may be a corporate event but this is also important to his family and close friends so include them in your guest list. You can even ask the assistance of his family and close friends when it comes to providing names and contact information of people you need to invite to the event.
Creating an Instagram feed would be a great idea. There are moments in your event that you want to commit to your memory and photography is the best way to do it. People love taking photos these days with their mobile devices so it will not be a problem getting photos from any angle of the event. If you create an Instagram feed for the event, everyone can upload their photos and create a personalized album for the retiree to enjoy. You can also display these photos on your company’s website.
There should also be a portion in your event where you will recognize the retiree formally. It is important that his contributions to the company success be highlighted. It can be done through a video presentation to honor the retiree. You can also ask those who are close to him to speak about the good things he has contributed to your company.
Give the retiree a great retirement gift. The gift should be in appreciation for his long and productive career. You can ask his family or coworkers what the best gift to give is considering his hobbies and preferences. If he is fond of playing golf, a golf package will be perfect, or airline tickets to travel overseas, a watch or a pen for more traditional ones. Whatever it is, his contribution to your company should be honored.