KWAL VIRTUAL EMPLOYEE AWARDS EVENT
The KWAL team hosted a glamorous virtual event to celebrate and award the best performing employees. The event which was completely digital was created to enrich and enhance the employee’s engagement and morale whilst at the same time to recognise and award best performing employees. It was the first virtual employee engagement necessitated by the unprecedented circumstances as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
To make the virtual event as professional and engaging as possible, there was a committee selected to plan the event and promote it amongst staff members a majority of whom were working remotely and in shifts. The themed event was programmed into several categories, and incorporated the use of visuals, videos and live stage performances that called for the participation of all remotely tuned in staff members. Most employees tuned in from home while those who were on shift at work watched the event broadcasted live either from their office desk or a selected room that had been set up at the KWAL Head Office with all the necessary COVID-19 requirements put in place.
KWAL Managing Director Lina Githuka noted that while the ideal situation for most people would have been to celebrate as one team KWAL in person, virtual events appear to be the solution in these unprecedented times and the organizing committee swiftly put together a memorable event. A total of 53 employees were awarded and recognised during the event. The categories included Long Service Awards, Sales Awards, EQCITE Awards which is part of KWAL’s culture journey and Syspro champions recognition who were a project team that successfully spearheaded an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system change.
After the successful event, the HR team conducted a survey amongst staff members as part of the evaluation of the event. Indeed, Team KWAL celebrated in style in line with their cultural values of one team, one dream and demonstrated their agility through proactively seeking out change rather than wait to adapt to change. Traditionally, KWAL has hosted this event annually within the first quarter of each financial year hosting all employees at a selected elite location to celebrate and reflect on how to improve on team performance. Last year’s event was held at the Great Rift Valley Lodge in Naivasha whereby the KWAL culture journey EQCITE was unveiled.