Love was in the air at Xillium as we recently held a Valentine's Day event for all staff across four different sites simultaneously: Iloilo, Roxas, Bacolod, and Cebu.
All staff were greeted with a range of treats and surprises that set the tone for the rest of the day. Mouth-watering chocolates and other goodies were available to be enjoyed, along with exciting games where several lucky staff won free massage vouchers, picture holders, tiny bottle displays, and journals to pen their love stories. The atmosphere was charged with excitement as employees mingled and chatted with one another, sharing stories and laughter.
The photobooth was a big hit, with many relishing the opportunity to snap both solo and group photos with their coworkers. They received a hard copy of the photos right after as a keepsafe, which they could either display on their desks or pin on the office board to commemorate the event.
Another highlight of the event was the live song performances by some talented Xillium staff and their friends, as they serenaded the staff with soulful renditions of popular love songs throughout the evening. As the night wore on, many of the staff couldn't resist the allure of the music and joined in the jamming, adding to the already delightful vibe while indulging in the delicious food.
For our virtual medical assistants, it was a great way to kickstart the day—or evening, as it were—before embarking on their work. The event provided a refreshing break from their daily routine and an opportunity to socialize with colleagues. Furthermore, it was a fantastic way to demonstrate appreciation for the staff and make them feel valued and appreciated.
Xillium Valentine's Day event was not solely centered around celebrating romantic love; it also emphasized appreciation, friendship, and self-care, rather than just traditional notions of Valentine's Day. This allowed everyone to feel included, regardless of their relationship status, and helped to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all.
It's no secret that happy employees are productive employees, and events like these go a long way in boosting employee morale and creating a positive work environment.
Liezel is a Xilium writer. She has a degree in literature and has spent years mentoring foreign students with their English communication skills in a remote work setting. Her academic involvement includes the development and revision of instructional materials and content. Her distance learning career honed her skills in communication, management, research, and technology.