Tech companies still splurge on year-end parties

TASTY TREATS:From CEOs dressed as Neo, to endless ice-cream buffets, major tech firms show their workers appreciation and boost morale with ‘wei ya’ events

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 26, 2016
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter

Whether profitable or not, it has become an important “ritual” in Taiwan that tech firms host large year-end banquets for employees, which feature performing artists and lucky draw prizes to boost employee morale.

The annual event, known as wei ya (尾牙), usually starts with speeches from management about the company’s performance, outlook or operational goals for the coming year and incentives to encourage employees to work harder.

This year, companies like Quanta Computer Inc (廣達), Pegatron Corp (和碩), Inventec Corp (英業達), Wistron Corp (緯創) and Compal Electronics Inc (仁寶) are hosting banquets at the Nangang Exhibition Hall in the weeks prior to the Lunar New Year. The venue can accommodate thousands of people and doubles as a concert hall.

The Formosa Regent Taipei (台北晶華酒店) is another choice venue because its banquet menu has at least eight dishes, including seafood and steak. The self-serve ice cream is a highlight.    [FULL  STORY]

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