When an important person in your company is retiring, then you should plan a corporate retirement event for him. IN a corporate retirement event, you don’t plan the way you plan other types of events because here, the focus is on one person, the retiree. 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.
One of the most important things you need to do is to set a budget. You should have an unlimited budget, but you should also not be too tight on it since you are honoring an important person in your company. 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.
Include the retirees family and close friends 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. In this age, taking photos can easily be done with any mobile device. 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.
A formal recognition of the retiree should be part of your event. His contributions to the success of the company should be highlighted. You can make a video presentation in honor of the retiree. You can also work on something more personal like asking coworkers to speak about the many good contributions he has made for the company.
think about the best retirement gift you can give. This gift should commemorate his long and productive career. His family and coworkers could suggest the best gift which can have something to do with his hobby or 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. It should be a gift that will honor his contributions to your company.