Awards and Felicitations galore at VE's Annual Christmas Party!

The Annual Christmas and New Year party that Virtual Employee hosts for its employees each year saw a record turnout this year. Employees wrapped up their client's shifts, some till late night, but made sure they were a part of what has come to be an eagerly-awaited event in our company's social calendar.

The venue was a local hotspot – trendy and chic. The VE management had booked the entire premises exclusively for itself - two big halls, each with a bar, and eating area. There were two dance floors, one on the private terrace and one inside alongwith 2 DJs, so that everyone could listen to their favourite tunes. After all, the head count had increased substantially over the years! Several employees had brought along their spouses as well.
To capture every moment on camera, there were three stationary cameras, two professional cameramen as well as a crane camera installed to capture a bird's eye-view of all the on-stage action.

Our Managing Director Shaunvir Mahil, who works out of our UK office in Birmingham, specially flew down from the UK just to be part of the celebrations and to cheer the employees.

Also present were our Chairman Narinder Singh Mahil and senior Vice Presidents, Eshan Labroo and Ashu Mishra. A prominent politician from this Constituency was the special guest for the evening. He was all praise for the company's efforts at creating employment opportunities and promised all governmental help and support.

Each year, the management tries to introduce a fresh element into the celebrations. This year’s party saw the introduction of the VirtualEmployee.com Annual Awards to honour all employees who had made valuable contributions to the company's growth and evolution.

A separate category had been created for awards chosen by VE's clients themselves. Spread across 27 countries and hailing across a spectrum of domains, VE's many clients had submitted their own nominations for the Employee of the Year and that was one moment for which everyone was eagerly waiting.

The atmosphere turned electric once the award ceremony got underway. VE's diverse teams began rooting for their team members who had been nominated. The loudest applause was reserved for the really popular employees, among them being Anupam (Dot Net Teach Lead), Himanshu (Animation Tech Lead) and Pushpa (Image Editing Tech Lead).

Himanshu was one of the star employees. A multimedia wizard, Himanshu started solo and today has built a large team of equally talented animators and multimedia artists.

Chandra Prakash from VE's crackshot IT team received his award among thunderous applause as he was everyone's go-to man whenever threatened by a technological glitch.

There were many, many other nominations from all the departments – HR, Recruitment, Marketing, Content, Web Development, IT and Software – who were boisterously cheered by their colleagues for their considerable contribution towards the company. Rewards, citations and other gifts most notably framed photos of the awardees were distributed amid applause and cheers. Long service, Best People’s Manager, 'the happy camper', and most dedicated employee were some of the categories of the awards.

Gifts and prizes had been thoughtfully chosen for each winner by the senior management themselves and ranged from iPads to food processors to designer watches.

   

The most eagerly awaited announcement was for the Employee of the Year award, in which the clients themselves nominated their chosen employees.

Apart from a citation it also carried a cash award of $1000 for the lucky winner, and $500 and $250 for the first and second runners-up. Pushpa Bhati of the Medical Imaging team walked away with the coveted top prize.

As her name was announced, and she walked up to receive her cheque, the entire company came together to do a massive shoutout saying "Go Pushpa!"

She had started working for her client some four years ago and today heads a team of talented medical image editors. Her client had sent a special video testimonial for Pushpa, and it was beamed across the large screen, 'Pushpa, we could not have done this without you! Thank You!' The personal congratulatory touch from the client on her special night was the cherry on the cake.

Clients were a part of the fun too!

A fun competition had also been organised for all our clients as well. They had to send us the most innovatively shot video in response to the question 'How do you work remotely with your employee?' The best video would win $1000. Over the years, VE's clients have developed really innovative ways of working remotely with their employees – some funny, some quirky, and still others downright 'cool'. Our clients demonstrated how easy it was to work remotely even halfway across the globe. The best part was that the client who bagged the top prize graciously shared it with his dedicated team.

Dancing the night away!

By the end of the award ceremony the partying mood had begun to catch on among those present. The DJ belted out foot-tapping chartbusters. A lavish spread of delicious food and beverages made it a night to remember. The partying reached its pinnacle when a “Dhol” (local drums) team began playing the

“Bhangra” tunes- peppy Bollywood numbers, Hip Hop and R and B.

Perhaps this was the best Annual Party VE had seen and it left no stone unturned to make this a special night for all of its employees. But that gives us added incentive to trump our efforts in 2015!

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