I very recently started working at HTG as a Solutions Specialist. It turned out to be great timing, as only two weeks into the job I attended HTG’s Quarterly and Diamonds Awards night.
HTG’s Quarterlies and the Diamond Awards are great events as we get to recognise the progress of the company and everyone’s shared vision, as well as recognise the hard-working contributors who made massive impacts on HTG within the last few months.
In total, 20 Diamond Awards are distributed to team-members from across all of our group, including the Telstra Retail Stores, Telstra Business Centres, Techwell, Formaliti and Vast. The winners? Well all 20 of them were treated to an all expenses paid trip to Fiji for three days.
After the awards were announced we all enjoyed some food and drinks. Hot dogs, paella and burritos were on offer, right at HTG’s doorstep. The night had an Alice and Wonderland theme, with entertainment and several games to choose from. Even with all the yummy food and drinks on offer, the first thing I noticed when I walked outside was the huge lady walking around on stilts, dressed as the Queen of Hearts. Next to her was The Mad Hatter and a jester who juggled all sorts of things while riding a unicycle. I was so amazed by how good they all were, but the entertainer of the night, hands down, went to The Mad Hatter. He was such a good actor that I honestly thought he had come straight out of the movie!
The Show Goes On!
After we let the food settle in our stomach we all got into groups and played some games. Options included a giants version of chess, jumbo Jenga, connect four, and test your strength. It was awesome to see how much of an effort our Directors, Tim and Paul, made to make the night so enjoyable for everyone.
In reflection, the awards night was amazing to be apart. It was evident how recognising everyone for their hard work over the last quarter does so much to promote great workplace culture. Also, breaking down the business goals and seeing how much progress is being made further contributes to a sense of purpose and direction, and makes it feel like everyone is coming together to serve a common goal.
For me, the best part of the night (apart from the food) was seeing how many people HTG unites under a common banner and getting to know some of the fabulous people that make things happen behind the scenes.
If this sounds like the type of workplace culture that you’d like to be a part of, why not check out our current openings at HTG!