We all know that this year has been a stressful time for everyone, especially those in the workforce. As the year comes to a close, many employers are looking for a way to thank and reward those who have partnered with them. This can include their employees, partners, suppliers, and valued customers..

Typically, companies have festive holiday gatherings for their employees where everyone can socialize and enjoy good food and good company. However, socializing has turned into social distancing this year, meaning that most employers are being left to celebrate their staff virtually.

Virtual holiday party

Now, hosting a holiday party virtually may sound challenging, but we assure you that a good time can be had by all with some creative party planning.

One of the things you will want to make sure that you include is a great raffle. You may want to reward your employees with the chance to win one big prize, or perhaps give away multiple smaller items. No matter what, with the easy to use online raffle set-up with RandomPicker, this will be a breeze.

First, you will want to decide how you will be running your drawing.

  • Will everyone have the same chance to win a prize? Perhaps, you provide your staff with extra entries throughout the year as an incentive program to encourage and reward productivity.
  • You will also need to determine if a winner is excluded from other drawings once they have won or if they are still included.
  • Our virtual raffle system can also allow your attendees to take entry tickets they have been provided and allocate them towards the prizes you are offering, upping their chance of winning certain prizes.

Live event drawing

RandomPicker gives you full control to set up your virtual raffle any way that you want. The best part is that it is simple and user friendly. All you need to do is upload your participants and then add the raffle prizes and their quantity. Next up, start your live event drawing.

Your virtual drawing can be done by clicking to draw a winner or you can even set a timer to draw a winner every few seconds or minutes. You can customize your raffle experience to best fit the flow of your online event. As the event organizer, you can include all of your guests by sharing your screen with applications like Zoom, Teams, Skype or Google Meet while you are using RandomPicker to draw your winners.

We also offer a special module for live event drawings. All you need to do is send a link to your drawing to your raffle participants. Once your attendees click the link, they are able to watch the excitement of their raffle drawing right from the browser on their device. If they miss any of the action, this model even allows them to replay your event.

Prize ideas

Now, you might be wondering what are some perfect prizes for your virtual raffles for employees. Some of our favorites are gift certificates for personal care services such as massages, manicure/pedicure, or hair salon services. Everyone knows that a weekend getaway is going to be a huge hit with your staff, who certainly deserve some R&R after such a crazy year. Technology is never a bad idea, and you can be a winner in the eyes of your workforce by raffling off extra vacation days. If you are looking to add a service aspect to your giveaway, donations to charity will spread goodwill all year long.

Company meetings and other virtual events

We have also found that virtual raffles are not just a fun activity for your holiday parties. They are perfectly suited for quarterly or monthly meetings, incentivizing employee performance, and even team-building exercises.

When you work to bring your staff together with quality time that helps them learn about one another or even just bond over some enjoyable non-work related activities, you are bound to see an increase in workplace morale and satisfaction, as well as productivity. Incorporating a virtual raffle with RandomPicker into your team building moments ups the engagement of your participants and really helps them to invest in these moments.

In addition to team building, rewarding your staff for their productivity or achievements with raffle entries will contribute to the supportive and collaborative workplace you are working to build because a happy employee is a motivated employee.

No matter what your virtual raffle needs are, RandomPicker is ready to help you bring some thrill and excitement to your virtual workplace.

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