In-office Halloween Party Perks

Halloween marks the beginning of a long line of fall and winter holidays, and what better way to bring the workplace team together than to kick off your celebrations right there in the office? It can get a little dicey when it comes to deciding which holidays and activities are appropriate or conducive to your work environment. But if yours is the type of team that thrives on interaction, collaboration, and sometimes a little good old-fashioned competition, then Conductor has some ideas for you to include in your Halloween party this year! Costume contests A costume contest among coworkers gives everyone the chance to show creativity and personality, plus generates a little excitement when you choose a great prize that motivates the whole team to join in! Just to cover your bases, be sure to explain all rules and regulations beforehand. That can mean anything from reiterating the office dress code and how it applies to appropriate costumes, to setting some more fun rules and categories. Try giving each department a theme, or coming up with awards for things like the most creative or eco-friendliest costumes. Haunted office Potential decorations are everywhere, including in your office environment. Enlist the help of your employees to make up some Halloween decorations, complete with cobwebs, paper or plastic jack-o-lanterns for longevity, and electric candles! Or, you and the team can use this as an opportunity for a contest as well. Everyone can decorate his or her own office space, and you can all cast votes for the spookiest corner of the building. Just remember to adhere to fire codes and other safety...

Effective Refreshers for Employee Training

Everyone learns differently. Some just need to hear information to absorb it, while others require a visual aid or written notes. In any case, your employees will all adopt their own strategies during training sessions. But what about when a month or two passes between courses and you want to hold a random refresher, just to keep everyone on the same page and the business running smoothly? Finding some method that will be beneficial and appealing for everyone in the workplace can be difficult, but your employee training and tracking experts at Conductor have a few ideas to get you started. Game day While you might not normally think of using games as a learning exercise in the office, they can actually be quite effective in helping your employees hang onto vital information passed on during training sessions. A few great options for jogging someone’s memory include group crossword puzzles, hangman, or hosting a trivia challenge. You can even come up with a matching game using simple materials like Post-it notes as your cards. Another way to reinforce key concepts from training using a game is to have your employees do the legwork and come up with the activity themselves. Not only will they be participating, but they’ll have to know the correct answers and details in order to create a game that actually serves its purpose. As long as it helps keep your employees at the top of their game, a little play at work never hurt. Cheat sheets If you don’t have the time to organize a game or two, you can always craft a cheat sheet...