The other day I attended an HR Summit and during networking we shared details about the employee engagement initiatives we adopt at our organizations. During the course of discussion when I talked about the activities and initiatives at Compare, the idea of ‘Cut The Cake’ celebration caught everyone’s attention.
Compare has always been honoring its people in more than one ways. But the ‘Cut The Cake’ is the most awaited event of the month. This celebration started way back in 2009; the idea was to have a get-together every month beyond the sphere of work to enjoy each other’s company. Over the years we have made some changes in the format of the celebrations but the central theme has been the same. It has always been an occasion to come together and celebrate. It is that time of the month when individuals feel special. The team members who celebrated their birthday in the month; cut the cake, the contributions of all those who completed more than 3 years in the month is acknowledged. There are fun one minute games, dumb charade, tongue twisters and celebrity quizzes. During this hour, we all shed our inhibitions, work stress and deadline duress. Our Directors, CEO, Sr. Management and entire team Compare comes together as one, to share moments of fun and get relaxed.
There have been some latest additions to the celebration which has lifted everyone’s spirit. Now we also get to try our luck with the ‘Chair Lottery’; as we have a draw of names for 4 lucky winners every month. And the recently celebrated 71st ‘Cut The Cake’ saw the addition of another flavor. It is about the freshly initiated project which goes by the name ‘Appreciation at Workplace’ and during the cake cutting celebration we invited the winners to share their reaction when they got the surprise thank you note. The moments well spent brings a smile on everyone’s face at day end and so does the flavorsome snacks served after the event.
Yes, amongst the many big and small positive activities we carry out for employee engagement; ‘Cut The Cake’ takes the cake.