Every meeting planner knows how helpful it is to have an extra set of hands. When you’re managing multiple vendors, setting up the space, tracking down speakers, and keeping track of a hundred other details – having people to step in and get things done is huge.
Whether you’re a small business with a single person in charge of planning events or a large company with a full events team, hiring event staff for day-of support can be the difference between a relaxed and a chaotic event. We’ve gathered the top three reasons to consider hiring event staff to help your corporate event run smoothly.
1. Jack of all trades
Event staff are experts at managing details, have a wide-range of skills, and are multitasking aficionados. That means they can jump in whenever and wherever you need them – from setting up the space, helping the caterers distribute food, doing dishes, and even taking out the trash. They are your extra set of hands (and eyes) and help make sure all the details are taken care of.
2. Integrate seamlessly with other vendors
Have you ever wished you could be in multiple places at once? Especially when the caterer needs someone to set place settings and fill water glasses, the photographer needs a run through on timing, and the chairs and tables were delivered, but no one has set them up? Event staff to the rescue. They can be the “glue” that holds your event together by working with all your other vendors, leaving you to manage the big picture.
3. Manage the bar
The bar is usually the hot spot of an event. Hiring a bartending service will keep your event professional and running smoothly. Make sure your bartender is licensed and insured. Hiring a bartending service with a liquor license, like Party on the Rocks, means they can also provide the alcohol for your event. This means one less detail for you to worry about.
At the Northwest Events Show this fall we met over 2,500 of the top meeting and event professionals in the Pacific Northwest, with services specially designed for corporate settings. Take advantage of these great resources to help your next corporate event go off without a hitch!