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Becoming a mom is a life-changing experience, and returning to work after having a child can be challenging, to say the least. However, providing a supportive environment can make all the difference. It's not only about creating a more equitable workplace but also about recognizing and valuing the contributions of
Learn to celebrate your working moms like a boss!
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Whether the goal of your organization's conferences and conventions is to motivate attendees, go over various policies, or share insights, your attendees must be engaged to meet the conference's objectives. It's more important now than ever, thanks to the rise of career frustration, burnout, and the Great Resignation. While some
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Holiday parties can be a great opportunity for celebration and camaraderie in the workplace. Yet if organizers aren’t careful, the holiday celebration can actually disrupt the unity it’s meant to create. The month of December contains holidays that reflect multiple cultural and religious traditions. In an inclusive workplace,
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Thinking of the perfect theme for your annual staff party is kind of a big deal. But don't let the pressure get to you—the Yaymaker elves are here to help. After planning thousands of events, we're full of holiday party ideas, and you're more than welcome to steal them.
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With anxious, bated breath while the clock ticks on, you enter the final inputs, carefully calculated by your colleague. Then, with a celebratory chime and a flash of light, you're rewarded with a display of fireworks that reinforces your team's pride—your mission is complete. You've made it out of
The workplace has changed significantly since March 2020. More businesses have begun working remotely and have no intention of returning to their previous office life. In May 2020, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told his employees that many of them will now work from home permanently. And he wasn’t alone.
“We don’t care who you sleep with, so why is it an issue? It's not appropriate at work to flaunt your sexuality.” This statement and dozens of variations are said daily to Queer people all over the world, especially in the US. It sounds like equity. It sounds non-discriminatory,
458 Days. We have now worked from home for 458 days. We’ve attended countless Zoom meetings, messed up sourdough bread recipes, lived through a pandemic, and banded together to get our covid vaccines. Now, we are emerging on the other side, venturing into the world mask-free and trying to
Happy Pride Month! As we reflect on what this month brings and celebrates, let's go back a bit in history to see how far we have come. In June 1999, President Bill Clinton declared June Gay & Lesbian Pride Month. Ten years later, President Barack Obama made June to LGBTQ+ month,
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More than ever, event organizers, brands, and everyone in between are relying on virtual experiences to engage with their audience—whether planning a conference, team-building activity, or a VIP event. And while the industry has taken great strides, there's still a struggle to break through all the digital noise. Creating
Claiming we have the best virtual corporate events may seem like a bold move, but when we have the likes of Google telling us, well…how can you argue with that? “The Google team had so much fun playing Winning Opinions. We all agreed it was our favorite team event
Everyone could do with a little pick-me-up right now, which is why it’s the perfect time to hold a fun-filled virtual corporate event! And we have just the thing to make them even more memorable. Yaymaker now has celebrity entertainment for you to add to your virtual social events!
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According to a recent survey by e-vite, 75% of employees eagerly look forward to their Corporate holiday party. This year, throw a party your coworkers will rave about for months to come. You’ll be the party planner who gave them everything they wanted: a fun activity, a social atmosphere,