Unlocking Success: Tips for Hiring and Training Event Staff with Diens Hospitality

Are you ready to take your event game to the next level? Whether you’re planning a lavish wedding, a corporate gala, or a rocking music festival, one thing’s for sure: the key to success lies in your event staff. At Diens Hospitality, we know a thing or two about assembling the dream team, so grab your party hats and get ready to dive into our top tips for hiring and training event staff like a pro!

1. Personality First, Skills Second

When it comes to event staff, personality is paramount. Sure, technical skills are important, but they can always be taught. What can’t be taught is a positive attitude, a friendly demeanour, and a passion for making every event unforgettable. So when you’re hiring, look for candidates who exude energy, enthusiasm, and a willingness to go above and beyond to ensure guest satisfaction.

2. Hands-On Training

Once you’ve assembled your dream team, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get down to business. Hands-on training is the name of the game, so don’t be afraid to dive right in and show your staff the ropes. Whether it’s setting up tables, mixing cocktails, or pouring wine, nothing beats learning by doing. Encourage your staff to ask questions, make mistakes, and above all, have fun!

3. Lead by Example

As the captain of the ship, it’s up to you to set the tone for your team. Lead by example by demonstrating professionalism, dedication, and a positive attitude at all times. Show your staff that you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty alongside them, and they’ll be inspired to give their all every step of the way.

4. Foster a Culture of Communication

Communication is the glue that holds any team together, so make sure it flows freely and openly among your event staff. Encourage feedback, listen to concerns, and address any issues that arise in a timely and respectful manner. By fostering a culture of communication, you’ll not only build trust and camaraderie among your team but also ensure that every event runs smoothly from start to finish.

5. Celebrate Success

Another important tip –  don’t forget to celebrate success! Whether it’s a flawless execution of a high-profile event or a job well done by a new team member, take the time to recognise and reward your staff for their hard work and dedication. From shoutouts at team meetings to bonus incentives and special perks, a little appreciation goes a long way in keeping morale high and motivation soaring.

6. Flexibility is Key

In the fast-paced world of event planning, things don’t always go according to plan – and that’s okay! That’s why we value flexibility in our event staff, who are ready to adapt to changing circumstances and roll with the punches. Whether it’s a last-minute venue change, a sudden downpour, or a surprise guest appearance, our team is always ready to spring into action and make the necessary adjustments to ensure that every event is a success.

7. Attention to Detail

The devil is in the details, as they say, and nowhere is this more true than in the world of event planning. From ensuring that every table is set just right to double-checking that the bar is stocked and ready, attention to detail is crucial for delivering flawless events that leave a lasting impression. That’s why we instil in our event staff a keen eye for detail, encouraging them to go above and beyond to ensure that every aspect of the event is executed to perfection.

8. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Last but not least, teamwork makes the dream work. At Diens Hospitality, we believe in the power of collaboration, recognising that every member of our team plays a vital role in bringing our events to life. That’s why we foster a culture of teamwork and camaraderie, where egos are checked at the door and everyone works together towards a common goal. By harnessing the collective talents and strengths of our event staff, we’re able to deliver exceptional events that exceed our clients’ expectations time and time again.


So there you have it, Event Managers. With these tips from us at Diens Hospitality, you’ll be well on your way to assembling and training the ultimate event staff. That being said – why don’t you leave the finding and training of staff in the exceptionally capable hands of Diens Hospitality.

With our extensive expertise and unwavering commitment to excellence, we ensure that every member of our team is meticulously selected and trained to deliver exceptional service at every event. From sourcing top talent to providing comprehensive training programs, we will handle every aspect of staffing with precision and professionalism, allowing you to focus on what truly matters – creating unforgettable experiences for your guests. With Diens Hospitality by your side, you can trust that your event staffing needs are in the most capable hands, leaving you free to enjoy peace of mind and the assurance of flawless execution from start to finish.

Contact us today, to inquire about your next event.

Ideation: Lisa Nel | 2nd year student | The Aleit Academy