Training Them to Stay

JobNo, GovEvents has not swerved into the land of dog training, instead, we’re talking today about employee training. Everyone knows it is costly to recruit new talent. Keeping the talent you have not only saves money in terms of recruiting costs, but also keeps valuable knowledge within the company creating a consistency for customers and fellow employees that is priceless.

Providing great benefits and pay is an obvious retention strategy, but often it’s not enough. The employees you want to keep – those that are motivated, engaged, and eager also share a key need – wanting to learn and be challenged. This is where a focus on training comes in. Continue reading

Become an Event Social Media Superhero – 18 Proven Tactics

From time to time GovEvents will come across information we feel our members and audience would benefit from. Here’s something we wanted to share:

Originally posted on http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/ by Becki Cross.

heroInspired by the research, tips and strategies explored in detail in the Social Media eBook I have created a quick fire list for how to be a social media superhero for your organisation and events!

For more detailed strategy and approaches join the 10,920 Event Professionals that have already downloaded the eBook! Continue reading

Getting the Inside Scoop on Events

insiderYou’ve viewed the event website and received an email or two about the event, but how do you know if the event you are thinking about signing up for is really worth your time? In a recent post, we talked about how to set goals to help zone in on the events that you should be attending. Once you’ve mapped events to your goals, you may still need to narrow down the list. How can you get past the marketing and find out what the event is really like? Here are five tips that will help you get the inside scoop on recurring events. Continue reading

‘Luke’s Wings’ Reunites Wounded Warriors With Loved Ones

From time to time GovEvents will come across information we feel our members and audience would benefit from. Here’s something we wanted to share:

Originally posted on Foxnews.com

Army SPC Brett Claycamp was seriously wounded in Afghanistan more than a year ago, and his intense recovery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center left him far away from friends and family.

That’s where Luke’s Wings came in, an organization that reunites wounded warriors, veterans and heroes with their loved ones when they need them most. Continue reading

To Attend or Not to Attend….

registerWith tight budgets, a lot of thought needs to go into deciding what events to attend, exhibit, or sponsor to make the most of time and funds. But where do you start? There are events that bill themselves as “must attend,” those where you know all your competitors will be, ones you truly enjoy, and there are untested events that have dynamic speakers. How do you decide where to spend your time and money?

As this article states, first consider your goal for attending. What do you want to get out of event attendance? What can these events provide you that you cannot get anywhere else? This could be one or a combination of the following: Continue reading