When your company is committed to helping the world be more creative, you better believe that you’re going to have a lot of creative employees.

In case there were any doubts—hint: there weren’t—about the incredible creativity among our employees, we’ve put them to rest with our 2022 Halloween costume contest.

People really outdid themselves, posting pictures ranging from hilarious to creepy to extremely on-brand (hello, brand team dressing as the brand police!). We got to see a lot of extra ‘coworkers’—that is, kids and pets—and have loved viewing all the submissions.

Employee Engagement

As part of the contest, we encouraged employees to post their costume pictures in a Teams Chat.  From there, fellow employees voted for the best costumes in 5 categories: Individual, team, chronotype, pet, and brand-inspired.  And through a companywide ballot, one employee was voted the 2022 Alludo Halloween Costume Champion.

We’re all winners for getting to join in on the fun and mayhem of Halloween together. It turns out that the intersection of creativity + friendly competition is a seriously busy place at Alludo.

Embracing the Future of Work

We don’t take for granted that we’re able to do things like this together without being, well, together. As we at Alludo build the future of work, we’ve put a lot of thought into how to cultivate a strong company culture even when you’re spread out all over the world.

We talk about facilitating virtual engagement, connectivity, brand loyalty, and of course, plenty of that friendly competition. We say over and over that it’s not only possible but essential to invest in company culture in a remote-first workplace.

Of course, we definitely walk the walk. When Alludo launched our rebrand internally, it was clear that we had an amazing group of employees who were ready and willing to show up for the brand. They participated in contests and games, read every email (seriously!), and embraced the swag in a big way.

The external launch was now nearly two months ago (!!) but we’ve kept that momentum rolling. The Halloween costume contest is just the most recent example, and we see the engagement and excitement continuing with future events, contests, games, and celebrations. Halloween may be over, but we think being an Alludian is a treat any time of year.