The end of the financial year might not be a big deal for some employees, but for the accounting department, it is a time to let your hair down and celebrate another year of reaching corporate targets and keeping the shareholders happy. If you have the honour of arranging this year’s EOFY get together, sourcing the right venue can seem like a challenge, and with that in mind, here are some factors to bear in mind.
- Know your Budget – As an accountant, you will already be well-versed with working to budgets, and with a specific figure in mind, you can begin to make venue enquiries. Assuming the budget is adequate for the number of people attending, your best bet is to carry out an online search for a suitable venue, and for the EOFY party in Melbourne, there are ideal function rooms available at reasonable rates, and with no room hire or minimum spend, your budget goes a lot further.
- Adequate Facilities – The EOFY party is a time for celebration, but it is also a time to recognise those who shined, and if the budget stretches that far, a small gift and a short speech are in order. Employee motivation is critical and by awarding star workers at the party, you are reminding all of your staff that good work does get the recognition it deserves. The function room you choose should have a PR system with portable microphones, and you might even want to run a slideshow, so a projector and screen would be handy.
- Range of Packages – You might have a tight budget and would prefer for all the participants to pay for their drinks as they go, or you really want to show your appreciation by opening the bar to everyone, with unlimited access to the top shelf, and the ideal venue would have a range of packages to suit. You might want to budget per person or per platter, and you can choose between a sit down menu or walk around buffet, which is very popular. Of course, the EOFY party is all about having fun, so you do need a quality sound system with suitable lighting, and with a dance floor, your employees can really let their hair down, and let’s face it, they have earned it!
- Organise Transport – No one should be driving to this party for obvious reasons and if you have the resources at hand, arrange for a few people carriers and drivers to ferry the partygoers to and from the venue. The other alternative is to hire a party bus, and if it has been an exceptional year, why not treat your hardworking accounting team to some red carpet treatment?
The EOFY party is really a time for demonstrating your appreciation of the hard work and sheer dedication that the team has put in, and if you consider all of the above, your staff should have a night to remember!